In the year that BMW will be making its last appearance on home soil in the World Superbike Championship, Chaz Davies would finally deliver the manufacturer the long awaited victory around the Nurburgring it has chasing.

Remarkably, given its emergence as a podium contender over the last two seasons, BMW came into the weekend having never won a rostrum in front of its home fans. With its withdrawal from Superbikes imminent, this was the last chance it would have to amend that.

With Melandri and Davies breaking its podium duck in race one with a second and third place finish, Davies would go one spot better in race two as he fought his way ahead of Melandri and Eugene Laverty to lead coming into the penultimate lap.

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When a subsequent red flag would force the race to be halted, Davies was declared as the winner, the Welshman notching up his third win of the season twelve months after scoring his maiden WSBK victory aboard a satellite Aprilia.

A welcome return to form for Davies, whose two podiums consolidate his fifth position in the standings, he was pleased to be tasting the winners' champagne once again.

"I am obviously super happy with the victory in race two. I was already happy with my podium in race one but I knew we could improve and so we did. In race one, I made the start I was hoping for coming from the second row of the grid and I was racing in the leading group with Marco and Tom.

"In the early stages, Tom put some really good pace at the front. Generally, the bike was working really well as it has done all weekend. We were just slightly struggling in a couple of areas which cost me a bit on acceleration but we worked on that for race two.

"We definitely made a step in the right direction. I felt that my RR was a little bit better in certain areas of the track. It was still hard to brake but I tried all I could do to build a bit of a gap. It was a good battle with Eugene and Marco. The last couple of laps I just put my head down seeing if I could just get away from the guys fighting behind me.

"I was thinking that there couldn't be another red flag but just in case I tried to stay in the lead. In the end the red flag came and I was in right place at the right time. A big Thank you to my team; they did a great job this weekend and we got a double podium again. I wish all the best and a speedy recovery to the guys that got injured today."