WSBK » WSBK Aragon 2013: Davies hails landmarks on ‘amazing day’

BMW's Chaz Davies firms his status as a potential World Superbike title contender with a magnificent double victory at Motorland Aragon.

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April 14, 2013 8:22 PM

Well! I've been bigging the guy up & saying how he's been good on every bike, and has been long overdue for a top ride - but a double at the 2nd event for BMW is great.

Chas just put himself forward as genuine title contender, not just a podium threat after today's performance.

Marco just got a proper wake-up call about just how strong his new team-mate is.

Guintoli did a top job today as well, while Cluzel did a great job as well - another one to watch.

Go Chas!

robsee - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 7:30 AM

Iremember watching this gangly kid, at Three Sisters, years ago, racing against some other, toothy, kid with a strange accent.
Both were blindingly quick and probably destined to go further in the sport.
One of them got the rides he deserved, but not the other.
Last year one of them retired as a double World Champion, the other moved up to WSB got a win and,finally got a ride hes been deserving of for many years.
Grat job, Chas. Many more to come, youve more than earned it.


April 15, 2013 11:16 AM

Great win for Chaz and BMW ... but I found the racing boring. Race 2 finished like this:

1st - 2nd +5 seconds
2nd - 3rd +7.6 seconds
3rd - 4th +12.5 seconds
4th - 5th +19.7 seconds
5th - 6th +23.8 seconds etc. etc.

I'll probably get many disagree's here but I prefer the guys crossing the line seperated by 0.05 seconds. The first round at Philip Island was more exciting. I hope it gets better this year cause 2012 WSBK was amazing!! :)


April 15, 2013 12:17 PM

Agree the 2nd race especially was a bit processional - the high attrition rate can't have helped, but it was never looking like it was going to turn into a cracker.

I think it'll get better though - there's enough really good guys in there on competitive bikes, so it ought to be.

Best race of the weekend by miles for me - the BSB Supersport race was brilliant.

DreadUK - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 12:47 PM

Congratulations to Chas, thoroughly deserved wins for a thoroughly underrated rider.

The races were a wee bit processional (if you want fully processional have a look at the F1 race on Sunday) but eventful with unexpected retirements etc.

Melandri wasn't a happy bunny and I don't think any of us should imagine for a second that he won't be back on form soon, at which point, Chas and everyone else needs to watch out. And I don't suppose the Aprilia pair nor Tom Sykes wont be working hard to make sure Chas doesn't run away with any more races, Laverty isn't inclined to fall off too often and Tom didn't seem his usual electric self.

Prospects for the rest of the season are promising though.

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