Davies hails ParkinGO MTC after maiden victory

Chaz Davies dedicates his first World Superbike Championship win to long-time collaborators ParkinGO MTC as he gets ready to switch to BMW in 2013.
Chaz Davies has paid tribute to his ParkinGO MTC Aprilia team after claiming a superb first World Superbike Championship win on the day it was confirmed that he is BMW-bound for 2013.

The Superbike rookie has been a standout performer aboard the little-fancied privateer RSV4 this year, the Welshman overcoming a sluggish start to his maiden campaign to come on strong in recent rounds.

Having already scored a pair of podiums heading to Germany, Davies was in magnificent race form once again as he turned around an average tenth place starting position to get himself into the podium fight during the opening encounter.

Eventually finishing third in an Aprilia 1-2-3, there was more to come from Davies in race two as he scaled to third on the opening lap before overtaking Tom Sykes and capitalising on Marco Melandri's crash ahead to assume a lead he wouldn't lose.

A poignant landmark for both rider and team, it was fitting that Davies would be revealed as Melandri's BMW team-mate for 2013 shortly after he stepped off the podium.

Indeed, the Giuliano Rovelli-helmed team can be credited for reviving Davies's career when they gave him a late-season shot on a World Supersport Triumph in 2009, the Welshman sticking with the outfit on the way to the WSS title in 2011 and subsequently into Superbikes. As such, he dedicated his win to the team.

“Well I could never imagine a day like this! It's not as easy as it looks but at the end we found an incredible feeling. I want to thank all my team that has given me such a competitive bike.

“I knew already in race one that it was a question of having a good start to achieve a good result. In race 2 though I did it and it allowed me to be in top five straight from the start. From there I understood I could do it.

“When Melandri passed Sykes I got worried because Sykes was slowing down a bit, but then Marco crashed and I knew that I didn't have to push too much as I was going well already.

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Boo - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 10:07 AM

I personally think he is Britain's most convincing future world champion and I base that on the fact that I think he is our best racer. Has anyone ever noticed that Davies often finishes well up on his starting positions? He only qualified 10th at the Nurburgring, but won a race from there. His podiums at Aragon and Moscow were also achieved from lowly starting points. His best grid position is eighth and he has only started inside the top ten on three occasions. Yet he has 11 top seven finishes... On the one hand, you could say Davies needs to improve his qualifying (he wasn't great at that in WSS either), but he is always moving forward in the races! That's the sign of a true champion in my opinion.

Md Zane - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 11:48 AM

POst AMA Chaz has been faultless in his world stage comeback. On the Triumph 675 he mixed it with well established teams and surely boosted the 675 sales with his performance on it. Got Cals 2 year old bike at the last minute and took the championship. Got A Ducati this year then got an Aprilia then done is arm,no testing and no history for the team with the bike. Well done Chaz for the win also well done to Parkingo for giving him the team and equipment to do the job.

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