WSBK » Davies breaks through with podium battle

Chaz Davies makes his mark at Miller Motorsports Park as he battles for the lead of a World Superbike Championship race for the first time in his burgeoning Superbike career...

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Penelope Pitstop - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 11:19 AM

Absolutely fantastic meeting for Chaz!!!! I always thought he was a quality rider and he looks like he is proving it at the top table after years on so-so quality bikes(apart from last year, of course). Lets hope this is a breakthrough weekend. I was beginning to think he wasn't going to do any better than Haga on the satelite Aprilia and that it was a bad move to can the deal with Ducati at the eleventh hour, especially as next year the Panigale would be available.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 12:31 PM

Great performance from Davies.

Re the panigale - I expect it will only be made available to the factory team next year - or if there is still no official factory team, to the number one team Althea. The other Ducati teams are normally a season or two behind the spec that the factory / Althea run and when Ducati introduce a new model it is normally developed by the factory team and the year old bikes are passed on to the next in line satellite team.

neil - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 2:21 PM

i think the lack of testing he had pre season on the aprilia has hurt the begining of his season but i think he and the team are starting to get a grip on it now .
if you look back at last year he tends to start a season slow but works he way forward quckly , i think he is a great talant and lets not forget a ss world champ . i think given the chance he would be doing a lot better than bradly smith in moto2

Md Zane

May 30, 2012 4:46 PM

So happy for Chaz my favored rider

Some wild/wide swooping lines from Chaz,was that to keep corner speed up? surprised Max didn't rip him to bitz down the straight.

Fingers crossed for Chaz to get a pucka race bike next year.

Dietrich Mateschitz - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 12:25 AM

Chaz is Great rider, and The Giulliano Rovelli Owned ParkinGo team is also a great team too. They prooved last year that given a proper Motorcycle they can work on, without having to follow the factory team guidelines and do their own tweaks to run upfront, they can fight for wins. But being on the sattelite team position that is a lot difficult to happen, due to not having access to development parts they need, old electronic engine maping systems and so on, so they cant make tha factory team look bad.
Given that there is only one way for both Chaz and ParkinGo to be fighting for wins: Taking one of the few SBK's currently no competing and running their own operation.
Yamaha surprisingly said no to them at the end of last season, but might have a change of heart. If not there are others eagger to have a nice structure behind them to enter WSBK, as is the case of KTM with their RC8R. They are not achieving the results expected in the AMA SBK, due to not having an experienced team runni

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