Chaz Davies feels he is well placed for a shot at a victory challenge around Laguna Seca after qualifying on the front row for the second race in succession.

Not known for his qualifying efforts having never managed a pole position since stepping up to the WSBK class, Davies has been quick in the United States all weekend and continued to show as much in Superpole as he went third best on his second attempt with qualifying rubber.

Less than a tenth adrift of Sylvain Guintoli in second place, Davies was pleased to notch up a second consecutive front row start and has confidence his race pace on the Ducati is similarly strong.

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"I'm pleased to secure another front row start, two in a row is a bit unusual for me but it's especially important at a tight track like Laguna, so I'm very happy and am looking forward to two good races. We have good race pace I think, although there are maybe six riders who are looking strong so it won't be easy, we're all so close in terms of times.

"I'll be aiming to get off the line as quickly as possible and push for the podium. The weekend has been going to plan so far, so we'll be doing all we can to continue the positive trend tomorrow."

A strong day for the Ducati SBK team, Davide Giugliano will start from the front of the second row in fourth position to complete the Italian manufacturer's best qualifying performance of the year.

"Qualifying has gone quite well, we've improved a lot compared to yesterday and that's important. I'm pleased with fourth position even though I made a couple of errors during my flying lap that caused me to lose a couple of tenths. Our race pace is good anyway and I'm able to be fast and consistent even on used rubber.

"This gives me confidence ahead of tomorrow because the races will be hard-fought. There are maybe five of us with strong pace and I expect the final part of the race to be crucial once the grip begins to drop. It's important to be fast on used tyres in order to fight for the podium or perhaps even something more."