DNF for Chaz in Argentina Race 1
Chaz Davies, who started from third row in the 1st race of the Argentinian WorldSBK round after encountering a technical issue during Superpole, rode bravely to catch the group fighting for the podium.
The Welshman, however, crashed out during lap 13 while he was in sixth position, fortunately without consequences. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati will resume action Sunday, October 14th, at 11:30 local time (CET -5) for a warm-up session ahead of Race 2, which is scheduled to start at 16:00 local time.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – DNF
“We were trying to work our way into the race, moving forward and pulling in into the group fighting for the podium, but it’s really hard to pass here because the clean racing line is pretty thin. Once I got a good run up on Sykes in the back straight in lap 13, I thought it was the right opportunity to pass him because we were going into one of the cleaner corners, but unfortunately it wasn’t clean enough. The rear locked going in and, as I let off the brakes a little bit to regain balance, I just lost the front over the dirt. Looking at the positives, our pace was quite good so we’ll have a chance to bounce back tomorrow.”