Chaz Davies is preparing to fly the Aruba.it Ducati flag on his own in the tenth round of the 2015 World Superbike Championship at Sepang following the confirmation that Davide Giugliano will not see out the season.

The Welshman heads to the Far East on a high after claiming a dominant two race victory at Laguna Seca on the 1199 Panigale, marking the first time the manufacturer has doubled up on a race weekend since 2012.

Lifting Davies to third in the overall WSBK standings, he will however be forced to carry Ducati's hopes alone in Malaysia after it was revealed team-mate Giugliano is curtailing his season so as to heal from a back injury.

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Despite this, Davies is confident of a strong result at Sepang, pointing to its encouraging pace last year long before it reached its current competitive level.

"All things considered I think we did a good job last year," he said. "The high temperatures were a big issue for us, especially in the races where grip worsened significantly after a few laps. We were quite fast for as long as we had tyre life but it wasn't for long enough unfortunately.

"We are definitely in a better position now and so we should be more competitive, especially considering our recent results. The weather may also impact on the practices and races, with the likelihood of thunderstorms almost every day... We just have to wait and see but I think we have every reason to be confident."