A double win for Chaz Davies brought him within 20 points of Tom Sykes in the fight for second in the World Superbike standings. The Ducati rider was on fire all weekend and easily the class of the field and took both wins with minimum fuss.
Starting from pole position the Welshman was able to convert the pole into an early lead and in the first race he took advantage of the squaballing Kawasaki's to open a lead that he would never relinquish. In the second outing he was braver when the rain started spitting and opened a decisive lead in those early laps.
“I’m really, really happy with these results, and we’ve definitely seen the fruits of our labour here," said Davies. "The track here perhaps limits our weak points and plays to our strengths, and we were able to put together two really good races that went almost exactly to plan.
"I didn’t think we’d be able to lap in 1.23s but I was able to make some really quick first laps in Race 1, pushing hard for the first twelve or so and then it was all about gap management. We made a few small tweaks for race 2 and I think those changes were useful.
"I took a lot of risks with the rain, and was very worried about crashing but luckily the rain stopped and things went smoothly from there to the finish line. I thank my entire team, Ducati and our sponsors - it’s been a really solid weekend, and a lot better than last year’s outcome of course.”