Chaz Davies might be all-but-mathematically ruled out of the 2016 World Superbike title fight but he’ll still be out to stop the dominant Kawasaki duo of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes at Jerez this weekend.
Having won three of the last four races, Davies heads to Spain on good form after a surprise double victory last time out at Magny Cours, and with Jonathan Rea needing to add just two points to his series lead to overhaul team-mate Tom Sykes, Davies is hoping to be able to again take advantage of the Kawasaki scrap to secure more silverware with the Aruba Ducati team.
“We’ve been on a bit of a roll lately,” he said. “Theoretically we’re still in the title fight, but we’re a long way behind and we have the luxury to be able to race with nothing to lose. Third place in the championship is pretty much guaranteed, but we want to do better than that. All we can do is carry on the recent good form, win races, and see where that takes us. Last year,in Jerez, we had a good pace and managed to win a race, and we’ve been fast there during the pre-season tests as well. So, we have good reasons to be confident, especially coming off a double win in Magny-Cours, which was slightly unexpected because that was maybe not the best track for our bike.”
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