Chaz mounts strong comeback to finish 5th in Donington race 2
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team, in action at Donington (United Kingdom) for the sixth round of the WorldSBK Championship, finished Race 2 with Chaz Davies and teammate Marco Melandri in 5th and 11th position respectively.
The Welshman and the Italian, starting from second and fourth row respectively, fought as hard as ever. Melandri, who enjoyed a blistering start, managed to get close to the top five early on but was eventually forced to drop the pace due to some riding issues.
Chaz, on the other hand, mounted a furious comeback after getting penalized in the traffic at the start, climbing back from 12th to 5th position with a spectacular series of overtaking maneuvers.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 5th
“Today was definitely an improvement since Race 1, though our goal is to finish higher. I felt like I rode a good race overall. When the first drops of rain started to fall, I was fully committed to keep it wide open but there wasn’t enough rain to worry the guys in front of us. I did everything that I could to close the gap from the front, and to some extent I did, but we’ve been struggling a bit too much here. I had to use a little bit of tire to bridge the gap and we couldn’t do better today. Hopefully we can build on what we’ve done here and learn important lessons to apply in Brno.”