Chaz Davies was pleased to have qualified on the front row of the grid for both of Sunday's World Superbike races at Portim?o and believes his race set-up is now much improved.

The Welshman was suffering from a lack of front-end feel on the first day of free practice but set-up improvements allowed him to qualify his Aruba.it Racing Ducati in third place on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking after the 15-minute Superpole 2 session, Davies knows that improvements can still be made in the final sector of the lap but is confident he knows which tyre to choose ahead of Sunday's double header.

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"I'm happy to have qualified on the front row of course. I feel that we've improved performance on the race tyre.

"I was able to complete two solid laps in Superpole on that tyre and felt more comfortable compared to this morning, so I think we've definitely taken a step in the right direction.

"We'll continue to work on a couple of small things that I think are still causing me to lose a couple of tenths but overall we're doing ok. We're confident in our tyre choice for tomorrow and, although it won't be easy, I hope to be able to complete two good races."