Fourth position for Chaz Davies in Misano race 2

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After clinching second position with Chaz Davies in Race 1, the Racing – Ducati team collected another podium in front of its home fans at Misano thanks to Marco Melandri’s third place in Race 2.

Chaz Davies rode a spectacular race nonetheless, and finished less than two seconds away from the podium, in fourth position. Starting from third row, the Welshman pushed hard since the very beginning to climb the rankings and immediately entered the top five. Some problems under acceleration, however, prevented him from taking another podium.

The Racing – Ducati team and the Racing – Junior Team will resume action at Portimão (Portugal) on August 23-24 for two days of testing ahead of round 10, scheduled on the same track for September 14-16.

Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati #7) – 4th
“Today I felt we had the potential to be in the mix and it was a good battle early on, but after five or six laps we unexpectedly started to struggle with rear traction. I’m a little bit disappointed, because we made some changes after Race 1 but we didn’t go the right way. That said, overall it’s been a really good, solid weekend, much better than last year, so I can’t complain. In the last couple of races we’ve been consistent and uncovered a few important details. Going into the summer break just missing the podium will put a little extra fire in the belly ahead of the last four rounds.”