WSB: Davies keen to carry momentum into Donington

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Chaz Davies is hoping to carry the momentum from his double World Superbike victory at Imola through to this weekend’s British round at Donington Park.

The Aruba Ducati rider left his opposition with no answers at the Italian circuit two weeks ago, but it’s expected to be a very different story as the series heads to the Kawasaki heartland that is Donington Park.

Tom Sykes and the Kawasaki Racing Team have won the last eight races at Donington, a circuit Davies has struggled at in the past, but after a podium last year despite various difficulties throughout the weekend on top of the improvements made towards the end of last season, he’s confident of a strong showing this weekend.


"After some good results at Imola, it’ll be nice to head to Donington with some momentum,” he said. “In the past few years, we’ve been getting progressively closer to the mark and more competitive there, where Sykes has been the benchmark. Last year, despite having missed one hour of practice on Friday, we got a podium, so I’m up for the challenge.

“That said, I feel devastated over the loss of somebody who wasn’t only a respected and established motorcycle racer and world champion. Nicky’s character spoke for itself. He was a great guy, friendly and determined, who deserves so much respect. We lost a real legend, on and off the track.”

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing