Electrical problems hinder Chaz in Magny Cours Race 1
Race 1 of the 11th round of the WorldSBK Championship, held at Magny Cours (France), yielded a bittersweet result for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. On a wet but progressively drying track, whilst Marco Melandri mounted a spectacular comeback to finish second, Chaz Davies – after making a strong start – was hindered by electrical problems and, despite putting up a fight, had to settle for tenth position.
Chaz, seventh on the grid, was instead forced to lose ground after a strong start that saw him take second position within a few corners. The Welshman unluckily suffered an electrical issue that hindered his performance both under braking and acceleration. Despite his valiant efforts, Davies was forced to settle for tenth position.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 10th
“We had a strong start and the bike felt good at the beginning of the race, but after three laps it had an issue and it became hard to control. It started to lock the rear and spin a lot under acceleration. We’ll look into it, but all we could do was to try and make it to the checkered flag, so I’m a bit disappointed. Yesterday, in the dry, we were making good progress. Our pace wasn’t the best but we were competitive nonetheless. Hopefully it will be dry during WUP as well, as we want to verify one final step with the setup. I’m quite confident about the direction we were going in, so hopefully we can bounce back with a solid result in Race 2.”