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WSBK Assen: Form man Davies takes momentum to Assen
23 April 2013
Chaz Davies returns to the scene of his first ever world championship victory at Assen determined to maintain the momentum that saw him claim a memorable double victory last time out at Motorland Aragon.
Two years on from Davies claiming his long-awaited maiden World Supersport victory around the Dutch circuit, a performance that would kick-start a dominant run towards the crown, the Welshman returns to the venue eyeing more success in his quest to consolidate his new-found title challenge status.
Claiming to have now fully acclimatised to the factory-supported BMW S1000RR, Davies is confident he can keep up his strong run of form.
“After my double win at Aragón I am really looking forward to Assen. Obviously it is a confidence booster every time you win, but doing it twice really sets you up for the next races. I am very comfortable now with the RR and how I am feeling on the bike. On top of that, Assen is a circuit I enjoy and one that has been good for me in the past.
“Back in 2011, I celebrated my first World Championship victory there by winning the Supersport race, last year it was the first time for me to go through to Superpole 3 and I had a pretty decent pace in the dry.
“I liked the character of the old Assen circuit a bit more, but it still has the camber in the corners, which is quite special. And obviously there is the history of Assen as well. Every time you go there you feel the tradition. It is a race to look forward to.”
Davies's double success in Spain puts him second in the championship, 22 points behind Aprilia's Sylvain Guintoli.