Chaz Davies made amends for narrowly missing out on victory in the first World Superbike race at Aragon by cruising to a commanding victory in race two.

The Welshman led from start to finish in the second 18 lap race and admitted it was a big relief to claim his first win since the autumn of 2013.

What's more, his victory was the first for Ducati's Panigale 1199 Superbike. Having missed several opportunities to stand on the top step of the podium before today Davies said this win ranks among the best of his career.

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"This has been my target since we started with this bike 18 months ago. To get the first win with the Ducati Panigale means a lot. I feel it's been a long time coming after some difficult times last year. This is really important. The team have worked hard and Aruba have come in. It's nice to be able to give them something back.

It feels like a long time since I won a race. It's been annoying me. It's a relief. I can see it on their [mechanics] faces because we have been close many times. There were missed opportunities in the past. It's nice to get it all together on the day and nail it. Hopefully we'll be working to repeat."

Davies said his crew had only made minor changes to the bike but the result was a longer tyre life and improved grip.

"Whatever they did it worked. I know they raised the rear a little bit but as far as I know that was the only change. Obviously we changed tyres because of the change in temperature. But honestly everything was better. I had a lot of grip for probably double the time that I did in race one.

Even managing the tyre my lap times were still strong. It was a good step forward from race one so I'm really pleased, chuffed to bits. It's mega."