Chaz takes fifth in Magny Cours race 1
After a day of practice, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team resumed action today at Magny Cours (France), home of the 11th round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, for the first of two scheduled races.
Chaz Davies, despite not being at his 100 percent physically due to a double collarbone injury, showed resilience starting from second row to recover positions and fight for the podium until the checkered flag. The Welshman finished in fifth position, less than two seconds behind third place.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 5th
“We did all we could to close down on Fores and Savadori, and in the middle of the race I was starting to get a sniff of a podium. Towards the end, however, we couldn’t really put it all together as I was struggling a bit with engine brake and I couldn’t ride as smoothly as I would’ve liked. It’s a shame we couldn’t have a battle, but overall I’m happy with our performance. Physically I’m not at 100 percent but I felt pretty decent during the race, so now we’ll try to make the bike a little bit calmer and take advantage of the start from front row tomorrow.”