Chaz Davies says his double victory in round nine of the 2015 World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca is the result of the continuous improvements Ducati has made to its package over the course of the year.

Davies scored two dominant wins from pole position around the Californian circuit, the Welshman never once being headed as he completed his most impressive weekend in World Superbikes since his debut back in 2011.

Though it is the second and third time that Davies has topped the podium for Ducati following his win at Aragon, the double win marks another big step for Ducati as it seeks to reassert itself as a title challenger following two lean years developing the current 1199R machine. It is its first double success since Carlos Checa won both races at Imola in 2012.

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Indeed, though Davies admits the Laguna Seca is particularly well suited to the bike, he believes the improvements to the bike have ultimately been key to his performance.

"I'm really, really happy with these results, and we've definitely seen the fruits of our labour here. The track here perhaps limits our weak points and plays to our strengths, and we were able to put together two really good races that went almost exactly to plan.

"I didn't think we'd be able to lap in 1.23s but I was able to make some really quick first laps in Race 1, pushing hard for the first twelve or so and then it was all about gap management.

"We made a few small tweaks for race 2 and I think those changes were useful. I took a lot of risks with the rain, and was very worried about crashing but luckily the rain stopped and things went smoothly from there to the finish line.

"I thank my entire team, Ducati and our sponsors - it's been a really solid weekend, and a lot better than last year's outcome of course."