Chaz takes podium in Assen Race 1
After a positive start in free-practice, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team took it back to the track today at Assen (Netherlands) and clinched yet another podium with Chaz Davies, third in Race 1.
The Welshman got off to a strong start from third row, passing several riders to get within the top three half-way through the race and cross the finish line in third position, just one second behind the winner.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action tomorrow at 09:35 local time (CET) for a warm-up session ahead of Race 2, which is scheduled to start at 13:00.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 3rd
“Race 1 was a tough fight, from the first until the last lap. I’m really happy with this result, considering that we struggled a bit both during free-practice and Superpole. Once I managed to come back through the field, I was just following Rea and stayed with him when he picked up the pace. Then, VdMark passed me and in the final laps we were struggling with grip so nobody was in a position to attack and we all basically kept our positions. It’s been a learning process during the race, and I want to put it all into good use for tomorrow in Race 2.”