Chaz takes fourth in Argentina Race 2
Starting from fourth row in Sunday’s second race of the Argentinian WorldSBK round, Chaz Davies got off to a strong start, climbing back up to third position, and eventually finished in fourth place, a result that helped him extend his lead in the fight for second position in the championship up to 24 points over Michael van der Mark.
After 12 rounds, Chaz (348 points) and teammate Marco Melandri (286 points) are respectively second and fifth in the championship. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team will resume action at Losail (Qatar) for the last round of the season, scheduled for October 23-25.
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #7) – 4th
“It’s been a topsy-turvy weekend for us, so, to get fourth today feels a bit like a salvage. We got good points, which is important in the fight for second place in the championship, extending our lead again. That said, we didn’t have the most ideal weekend. A couple of technical issues made us start on the back foot and put ourselves in a position to take a bit too many risks. Today we got through the field and into a reasonable position early on, and then I kept my head down and tried to get on the podium. Towards the end, I felt like I had a little bit more left, but I didn’t want to risk too much after what happened yesterday. We have a better potential than what we’ve shown here and I’m looking forward to make the most of it in Qatar.”