Chaz Davies is taking the positives away from his strong turn during the 2011 World Supersport at Phillip Island, despite seeing his hopes of a podium result dashed by an unexpected puncture.
The Briton, together with ParkinGO team-mate Luca Scassa, were amongst the front runners from the off in what proved to be a thrilling Supersport curtain raiser.
However, having gotten himself into a good position to attack with just a handful of laps remaining, Davies suffered a Pirelli puncture on the Yamaha YZF-R6, a problem that would also afflict Fabien Foret and Massimo Roccoli.
Describing it as 'imponderable', while Davies was disappointed at missing out on a possible podium finish, he is confident he has shown himself to be capable of a title challenge in 2011.
“I'm really sorry for my result. I'm sure that if I could finish the race I would have been able to end on the podium. Unfortunately I was victim of an unlucky and imponderable accident. I'm leaving with the awareness to possibly be a protagonist for the left 11 rounds of this season.”