This weekend’s third round of the Superbike World Championship will be of vital importance for Ducati’s Chaz Davies as he looks to establish himself as a title contender.
With rival Jonathan Rea having won all four races so far this season, Davies will be determined to break the Northern Irishman’s run this weekend. On the Welshman’s side is that he’s taken five wins out of the last eight races at Aragon, a circuit he’s known for dominating.
And after a slip up in the second race last time out at Thailand saw him finish sixth, he’s got points to recover if he’s to challenge the ever-consistent Rea.
“I’m looking forward to get back to racing in Europe,” Davies said. “In a way, things kind of reset at this point and the season gets in full swing. The first two rounds are always a bit different. Aragon is a track I’ve always had good success at, for one reason or another, but of course we still want to improve and take the next steps forward. This round represents an important chance for us to establish our base for the rest of the season and sort of see where we’re really at. Anyway, we’re in a lot better position compared with last year in terms of points collected. It was disappointing to crash like that in Race 2 in Thailand; it’s strange how it unfolded but we also got lucky with the red flags. We’re second in the championship, but of course we want to finish in better positions.”
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