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WSBK Jerez, Spain: Davies toasts four-in-a-row as he targets Sykes

Chaz Davies has hailed his form on the Aruba.it Racing Ducati as 'unreal' having claimed a double-double as he focuses on wrestling second from Tom Sykes
Chaz Davies has hailed his form on the Aruba.it Racing Ducati as 'unreal' having claimed a double-double as he focuses on wrestling the second spot from Tom Sykes in the World Superbike championship.

The factory Ducati rider produced a flawless display in both races at Jerez to extend his unbeaten run to four after his double triumph at Magny-Cours and feels he is riding at the top of his ability with a bike he is completely in sync with.

Davies blasted from sixth on the start grid into second by turn one and was leading at the end of the first lap, such was the blistering pace of the Ducati Panigale R at the Spanish circuit. Like race one, the Welsh rider steadily built a seven second cushion before easing off to win at a canter.

Davies is now looking to end the campaign in emphatic fashion with a third straight double at the final round in his pursuit of second in the championship. The Ducati rider trails Sykes by 19 points heading into the final two races of the season.

“To win four races in a row is just unreal. Lately I've been very confident and able to push 100 percent every lap, just dancing on the bike,” Davies said. “Also, I managed to get the best start of the year and entered turn 1 just behind Sykes. I think he was trying to save his tyres, so I took the opportunity because I knew we could run our pace for the whole race.

“The key was to manage the grip. I was a little mindful at the start, because the hotter conditions made the track more slippery, but in the end I could see the gap building and then it was just a case of bringing it home. Without getting overconfident, we'll try to make it sixth in a row to get second position in the championship.”



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MotoStar

October 17, 2016 7:43 PM

Davies has been very good this year. Unbelievable performance to win so many doubles. I guess it's true, when you look at the results of Davies, that Giugliano should have won at least one race, on this bike, and that's why he isn't staying, but the only thing I didn't understand about that was the choice of replacement.

Motojunky

October 19, 2016 12:13 PM

Tomco: The best rider out there this year, period. His team mate, who is recognised as being fast, has yet to win a race
I said at the start of the year he could be the man to beat. Bit of fortune (or a bit less mis-fortune), and 2016 could have been his. Great rider.



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