News 5 Apr 2019

Davies not relying on Aragon win tally this weekend

Ducati pilot not banking on season rebound in Spain.

Image: Supplied. Racing – Ducati’s Chaz Davies isn’t relying on his strong win tally at Aragon to turn his season around as the 2019 FIM Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) heads to the Spanish venue this weekend for round three of the series.

Davies has seemingly struggled this season as he continues to adapt to the all-new Panigale V4 R, while his teammate and WorldSBK rookie Alvaro Bautista has dominantly won all six races that have unfolded.

“I wouldn’t go as far as to say that the Aragon round – given my seven wins here – is a track where it’s all going to come together, because it’s not as simple as that,” Davies explained. “For sure it’s a track which on paper is better for me and this could help to mask some problems, but we still have to continue to work hard to find the best possible set-up.

“We did two days’ testing immediately after Buriram which was quite good, so now I’m going to Aragon to confirm the progress we’ve made so far and make another step forward because, as Alvaro continues to show, the potential of our bike is very high and it’s just up to us now to extract it.”

The British talent sits 11th in the championship standings with 18 points to his name.