Chaz Davies was left frustrated by the lack of grip around the Aragon circuit despite setting the third fastest World Superbike time on Friday afternoon.

The Welshman, a double winner around the 3.15 mile track in 2013, led team-mate Xavi Fores in Friday morning's opening session, before a late lap pushed him up to third in the afternoon.

"This morning went well and I felt that I could lap fast but then this afternoon the grip dropped off and I didn't really get the feedback that I want from the bike here at Arag?n. I know I can go faster, it's just a case of finding the right setting, we're not there yet although it's doesn't look bad on paper.

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I felt this bike better here at the end of last year. I'm a bit disappointed not to get the same kind of feedback. I'm not unhappy but I'm not happy."

When quizzed on which areas he found the grip to be lacking the most he replied, "Mostly corner exit when you touch the throttle. I'm not used to it around Aragon [as] normally you get decent grip. I think a bit more rubber down tomorrow will help."

The Welshman's fastest time of the day was just 0.3 seconds slower than Jonathan Rea and two tenths behind Tom Sykes. He went on to state that those two will pose the greatest threat in Sunday's races.

"We still have work to do, but overall it's been a positive day. We'll take a good look at the data this evening and then tomorrow try to develop some of the ideas we've got. I'm confident that we can do more."