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WSS: Best yet for Davies at Valencia

Chaz Davies storms to the Supersport podium in Spain
Chaz Davies secured his best result to date in the World Supersport Championship in Valencia, taking a place on the podium for ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing.

In just his sixth Supersport race, the Briton found himself embroiled in a race-long fight with former champion Kenan Sofuoglu before eventually finishing behind the Turkish rider on the bottom step of the podium following a race won by Joan Lascorz.

"It was a beautiful race,” Davies said. “I got a very good start and got in the leading pack with Lascorz, Laverty and Sofuoglu. After a few laps, I got in second place and from that moment on I started the duel with Sofuoglu.

“Lascorz exploited that and build up a gap. With six laps left, I made a small mistake while I was still battling for second place. This allowed the Turkish rider to create an advantage for himself. I tried to catch him, but the tyres were almost worn out and so I wasn't willing to take any risks.

“I hope this podium will be the first of many. I have to thank the entire team for doing a great job. This result wouldn't have been possible without their hard work."

The result marked the first podium for Triumph by a British rider, with the two previous top three finishes having been secured by Garry McCoy.




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Shrieker

April 13, 2010 6:37 PM

Maybe the guy following thinks "Damn! This guy is slow ! He's holding me up ! I need to catch the leader!" and goes in for the kill. Once he's made the pass, this time the rider who's just been passed thinks the same way - and it goes on and on... It's got something to do with the bikes being evenly matched more or less. Maybe a relative lack of experience could play a part too.



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