Chaz takes to the podium in Magny Cours race 2
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team stepped back on the podium in Race 2 at Magny Cours, home of the 11th round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, with Chaz Davies.
The Welshman, fifth in Race 1, got off to a blistering start from first row and led the race until lap 12 despite his far-from-optimal physical conditions, finishing second to seize his 12th rostrum this season.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action in San Juan – Villicum (Argentina) for the penultimate round of the season, scheduled for October 12-14.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 2nd
“It feels great to be back on the podium after a difficult few months. We had a tough summer with the double collarbone injury, but here we are, back on the box after a couple of races. Magny Cours is definitely not a friendly track for my kind of injury, because there are a couple of really hard braking areas followed by right-hand corners. The plan was to get a good start and drop the hammer for as long as I could, and we did that. We tried to make it a little bit difficult for Rea, hitting my marks and making sure that, if he tried to pass, he was on the limit just as much as I was. He made a few mistakes and I was able to cut back on the inside, but eventually he passed me and we lacked a bit of efficiency while turning and picking up the bike. We weren’t far off in the end anyway, so there’s a lot to be happy about. Now I’m really looking forward to Argentina.”