WSBK Race Report. Chaz Davies has halted Jonathan Rea’s flawless start to the 2017 World Superbike championship with victory in race two at Aragon. Read more at Crash.net!
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Ducati rider lights the way in drama-filled season finale
The final race of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship had it all; Ducati dominating proceedings, a Pedercini Kawasaki flaming inferno and an admirable show of team spirit by the current World Champion. Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing- Ducati) shattered the competition from beginning to end, even after the race was restarted. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki racing Team) was given a ray of hope when his teammate and newly crowned World Champion, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) let him pass on the final corner to take second and the overall runner-up spot.
After taking the top step of podium in Race 1, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team did the double in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) with Chaz Davies. The Welshman rider thus seized his fourth win in a row and ninth of the season – tied with championship leader Rea – t
Chaz Davies Wins Jerez WorldSBK Race One: Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) started from the last place on the second row but ended up first in his recently assured normal fashion after disposing of the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of second placed Tom Sykes and third place Jonathan Rea.
Go Chaz Go!
Chaz Davies has hailed his double victory at Magny Cours as one of the ‘most important weekends’ of his career given the varying circumstances in which he took victory.
The Aruba Ducati man took the spoils after a decision to run intermediate tyres on the grid for Saturday’s wet but drying opening race saw him take a commanding victory as most of his rivals pitted to change tyres.
The Welshman would then go on to double up in Sunday’s race after taking advantage of a battle between Kawasaki duo Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.
While Davies has won three out of the last four races, his championship fight is all but over as he sits some 81 points behind series leader Rea. However, the battle is still on for second place with Sykes now just 33 points ahead.
The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team took its sixth win of the season in Magny-Cours (France), home of the third-to-last round of the WorldSBK championship, thanks to Chaz Davies’ triumph in Race 1. Davide Giugliano was declared unfit to race after a crash during Superpole 1, whic
The roar of a signature twin-cylinder engine got everyone's attention. The special guest for the night, World Superbike Ducati racer Chaz Davies, was making a deafening entrance on a Ducati superbike. As Davies smoked the rear tyre of his Ducati Panigale 1299, cheers erupted from the guests packed inside the newly renovated Ducatisti SG showroom in Eunos. Davies, known as just Chaz among fans, was one of several guests who had flown in for the event on March 15.
In the racing world, the Crew Chief covers many roles, all of which are crucial. He (or she) is first of all corner men in assisting the rider ‘ringside’, in the pits, where he translates words and data into solutions to improve competitiveness. By doing so, he often becomes a consultant, strategist and confessor.
It is essential to establish a perfect harmony between rider and Crew Chief, but it often takes time. For this reason, it has become common practice for many riders to take their trusted technicians with them when switching teams. Chaz Davies made no exception with Alberto Colombo, also known as ‘Moro’, who has been by his side since 2012. The 48-year-old from Lombardy, ahead of his fifth season together with the Welsh rider, shares some insight on their professional relationship.
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Ducati rider comes out on top in Qatar.
Chaz Davies has beaten Tom Sykes to the runner-up position behind Jonathan Rea in the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season.
The pair headed into Sunday’s Qatar double-header separated by 16 points, ending proceedings 17 points apart as Davies finished the two races in respective fourth and second places while Sykes picked up a pair of third positions.