Biography

A native of Wales, Chaz Davies began his motorcycle racing career in 1995 at the age of 8, competing on the British Mini Moto series.

His immense talent was apparent even at such a young age, and in 1999, Chaz moved up to Junior Road racing. In that same season, he was given a special exemption to take part in the Aprilia Challenge 125cc Championship at just 12 years old.

Chaz finished 6th overall in his first race in the 125cc challenge, and was the only rider to finish every race in a points-scoring position. He set a new lap record at Donington Park National circuit, and was recognized as ‘Superteen of the Year’ at 13.

Chaz remained on the championship circuit for a second year, impressively finishing as the overall runner-up.

Chaz quickly made a name for himself in the 125cc series, and in 2002 he was chosen to compete for Team Matteoni Racing in the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship, where he became the youngest rider ever to compete in a full season of GP Motorcycle racing.

In 2003, Chaz moved up to the 250cc class with Aprilia Germany and continued to cement his place as the best young rider in the sport. He performed extremely well for several years, including becoming the youngest rider to ever score World Championship points in the 250cc class, all despite competing without a factory-level bike, which many of his top competitors used.

After two more successful years on the AMA Formula X-treme Championship and the AMA Supersport series in 2007 and 2008, respectively, Chaz really began to find his groove. 2010 was a breakout season for Chaz, as he finished on the podium four times throughout the season and had top-five results in nearly every race. He went on to finish 4th in the overall standings.

Switching to Yamaha for the 2011 season, Chaz absolutely dominated, winning exactly half of all races on the circuit on his way to being crowned 2011 World Supersport Champion. Chaz’s amazing season earned him the prestigious BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award for 2011.

In 2012, Chaz moved up to the Superbike World Championship winning races in his rookie year on a non-factory bike and immediately impressing team owners and factories. Between 2012 and 2014 Chaz celebrated four victories and fourteen podiums before really finding his groove in 2015/16.

Taking the lead role in the Factory Ducati team, Chaz became a permanent fixture on the podium. He finished the 2015 season in 2nd place overall and the 2016 season in 3rd overall, despite winning 11 races, more than any other rider on the circuit.

Chaz took second place in the World Superbike championships in 2017 and 2018 and remains with the Aruba.it squad for the 2019 season.

Career Highlights

2018 2nd – World Superbike Championship – Aruba.it Ducati (356 points)

2017 2nd – World Superbike Championship – Aruba.it Ducati (403 points)

2016 3rd – World Superbike Championship – Ducati superbike Team
Most wins in season (11), trumping Champion (9 wins)

2015 2nd – World Superbike Championship – Ducati superbike Team

2013 5th – World Superbike Championship – BMW Motorrad

2011 1st – WORLD CHAMPION – World Supersport Championship – ParkinGO
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year.

2010 4th – World Supersport Championship – ParkinGo

2000 2nd – Aprilia Superteen Challenge

1998 1st in the British Minimoto Junior Class & 1st in the Paul Godward Trophy Class

1997 1st in the British Minimoto Junior Championship

1996 1st in the British Minimoto Junior Championship

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