Chaz back to his winning ways in Race 2 at Magny Cours
After being hampered by a technical issue in Race 1, Chaz Davies bounced back with a dominant win in Race 2 of eleventh round of the WorldSBK Championship at Magny Cours (France), giving the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team its 8th overall win of the season.
In tricky conditions, with a light rain falling intermittently on different sections of the track, the Welshman built his win (the 27th of his career) in the early laps, when he was the only rider capable of lapping in the 1:38 mark after a blistering start from 11th position. Chaz had thus built a 5-second gap at half-way point, then managed it skillfully until the checkered flag.
After ten rounds, Chaz (327 points) and teammate Marco Melandri (281 points) are respectively third and fourth in the championship. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) for the penultimate round of the championship, scheduled for October 20-22.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 1st
“Yesterday was bitter, but today was sweet. This is the best way to put behind us a couple of tough races. I woke up feeling really motivated and I think it showed in the opening laps, as I was making passes and got to the front pretty quickly from 11th position. It wasn’t an easy race though. The rain was on and off throughout, and it was hard to tell where the wet patches could be. It was a matter of pushing hard but not too much, just enough to keep the gap in check, and that’s what we did. Now we’re looking forward to the last two races, the hunt for second position in the championship is still open and we can be fast both in Jerez and Qatar.”