Chaz Davies says he won't rely on former glories to assume he can mount a front-running challenge during the second World Superbike round at Motorland Aragon, despite dominating last year's event.

The Welshman has a remarkable record around the Spanish circuit, claiming his first WSBK podium in 2012 aboard an Aprilia before sweeping the board in both races on a BMW in 2013.

Since then, Davies has switched to Ducati, a manufacturer that has managed just a single weather-assisted podium in the last year, but has begun to show encouraging pace in recent weeks during the Phillip Island opener and private testing.

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Though Davies endured a difficult curtain raiser himself in Australia, he is hoping his impressive form around the Alcaniz venue and positive steps made during testing at Jerez will play to his strengths.

"There's no one stand-out reason for my past results at Aragon I don't think," he said. "It's a track that I really enjoy riding, it flows really well, and I just seem to be able to get into a good rhythm very easily. Certain riders' strengths play to different tracks and Arag?n seems to work well for me but we won't get too carried away, as there are other guys who are strong there too.

"Last week's tests were positive in that we took a different approach to set-up and got a better idea as to what works and what works less well. It was a test where we gathered information, now we have to see if that can all be implemented in upcoming rounds."