Though he admits it isn't a circuit that has been kind to him in the past, Chaz Davies believes the flowing nature of the Jerez circuit will play to the strengths of his Ducati 1199 Panigale.
Returning to action after a lengthy summer break, Davies is hoping to get the final portion of his 2014 WSBK season off to a good start after a promising race weekend in Laguna Seca was scuppered by a race one crash that ruled him out of the second encounter too.
Currently sixth in the overall standings heading to Jerez, Davies is eager to get back out on track and feels Jerez – where the team has conducted much of its testing – could prove a successful hunting ground for the still winless 1199 Panigale.
“Jerez has always been a little tough for me; I've never got the kind of results I really wanted. Saying that, I think the Panigale suits the track quite well and we were able to find a good set-up during testing earlier this season, so we have a solid base from which to start. We'll definitely be doing our best.
“We had a very busy period just before the break, with testing, WDW and so on and so it's definitely been nice to have a break, get into training, and do all those things that you don't get chance to do during the season.
“I've even completed some advanced motorcycling training on the road, as part of a UK Department for Transport initiative to promote road safety. Anyway, I feel like I've really had a chance to recharge the batteries for the last three rounds. “