Chaz Davies says he'll be going all out to maintain his winning run heading to Jerez for the penultimate round of the World Superbike championship and feels with a minimum of third place in the riders' standings effectively secured he has nothing to lose.
The Aruba.it Racing Ducati rider stormed to an impressive double victory last time out at Magny-Cours to keep his small hope of battling for the title alive. Davies moved to 81 points off championship leader Jonathan Rea in France but with a maximum of 100 points available, the Welsh rider has conceded his chances remain slim.
Despite this, Davies is keen to maintain his form which has seen him clinch three wins in the four races since the resumption after the summer break and with third place confirmed (with Michal van der Mark in fourth 111 points back) he says there is little to lose from his current position.
“We've been on a bit of a roll lately,” Davies said. “Theoretically we're still in the title fight, but we're a long way behind and we have the luxury to be able to race with nothing to lose.
“Third place in the championship is pretty much guaranteed, but we want to do better than that. All we can do is carry on the recent good form, win races, and see where that takes us. Last year, in Jerez, we had a good pace and managed to win a race, and we've been fast there during the pre-season tests as well.
“We have good reasons to be confident, especially coming off a double win in Magny-Cours, which was slightly unexpected because that was maybe not the best track for our bike.”