Chaz takes podium finish in Misano race 1
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team took yet another podium in Race 1 at Misano, home of the ninth round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, thanks to a superb comeback mounted by Chaz Davies to clinch second place.
The Welshman, seventh in Superpole, immediately took fourth position with a blistering start off the blocks, then gradually recovered ground. After taking second position with seven laps to go, Davies defended it successfully until the checkered flag, taking his third consecutive podium.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team and the Aruba.it Racing – Junior Team will resume action on Sunday, July 8th, at 09:35 local time (CET) for a warm-up session ahead of Race 2, which is scheduled to start at 13:00 local time.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 2nd
“We have to be happy with this result, it wasn’t easy coming back from 7th position on the grid. I feel like we got the best out of the package and myself today. The Panigale R was working well, we need just to make a few more steps forward to win, so overall it’s been a positive day. During the race I really understood the bike and got a clear idea of what we need to do to improve. We’ll try to make the most of the data collected and come back even stronger for Race 2. We’ll start from third row again, but I’m kind of used to it and today we got a blistering start, so hopefully we’ll be able to repeat that.”