Chaz takes superb second in Imola race 2
After taking third place in Race 1, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team took another podium at Imola (Italy) with Chaz Davies. The Welshman, who started from pole position after finishing Race 1 in fourth position, led the race for 10 laps while pulling away with Rea to finish second in front of the ducatisti fans who filled the stands.
After five rounds, Davies (162 points) and teammate Melandri (131 points) are respectively second and fourth in the championship. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action at Donington (U.K.) for the fifth round of the WorldSBK Championship, scheduled for May 25-27.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 2nd
“We did our best today but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. The temperatures were higher and I didn’t have much feeling, so I was struggling a bit both in corner entry and acceleration. I thought I’d try and go with Rea but realistically I knew it would have been too risky. Twenty points is the best we could do today. It’s very important for me to be on the podium at Imola, Ducati is very close and there are so many fans supporting us. We would have liked to give them an even better result, but we still had fun.”