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Davies expectations of BMW fulfilled

'I was very happy to finally ride the bike in fully dry conditions and my good first impressions of the RR were confirmed' - Chaz Davies
Chaz Davies says his expectations of the BMW S1000-RR were fulfilled after he completed his first dry laps at Aragon in Spain on Thursday.

Davies missed out on the chance to put the bike through its paces when heavy rain spoiled the party on Wednesday, but he more than made amends on the drying track on the second day of the World Superbike test.

“I was very happy to finally ride the bike in fully dry conditions and my good first impressions of the RR were confirmed,” Davies said.

“I think it went very well and I have learned a lot.

“We focused on me getting comfortable, were working with the electronics a lot and also started to work on the suspension, but obviously we only had three or four hours of riding in reasonable conditions.

“That is not enough to know everything about the bike. So we are still missing track time but I am very positive at the moment.”

His team-mate, Marco Melandri, is hoping for improved weather at the final test prior to the winter break at Jerez later this month.

“We tested some new components, but we still have a lot of work to do in order to make our bike work with the new 17-inch tyres as we struggled to ride fast lap times,” he said.

“So we hope for our next test at Jerez the weather will be good because we need three days of dry conditions in order to continue our work and improve our feeling with the bike.”



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Chaz Davies on the BMW S1000-RR during testing at Aragon
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The Bad Guy - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 1:18 PM

Davies as my vote for the dark horse this upcoming season,if he keeps improving look out..I guessing Aprilla are wishing they knew Max was leaving earlier because Chaz would have been steller on a full factory RSV4.

speedeekiwi - Unregistered

November 18, 2012 2:54 AM

I agree !!. This guy is seriously fast and if he can get of to a good start will threaten for the championship . Understated and overlooked as a serious threat . Plus , he's a nice guy , met him a couple of times when he raced here in the States . Top johnny - go Chaz .



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