Chaz Davies has moved 36 points clear in the World Supersport Championship standings after salvaging a podium at the end of a tough weekend at Brno.
Having extended his advantage with an unexpected victory at Motorland Aragon, Davies faced further challenges at Brno when both he and his ParkinGO Yamaha team-mate Luca Scassa struggled from the off around the Czech circuit.
Qualifying down in seventh place, Davies nonetheless found some race pace to gradually work his way into contention, grabbing third just before the race was red flagged and the results declared.
Despite the difficult weekend, Davies still finished ahead of notable rivals as Scassa and David Salom, while his closest contender for the title, Broc Parkes, crashed out. As such, he has a substantial lead in the standings now with five races to go.
"I was doing well in the final stages, I had a fast pace considering the temperature. I was battling with my conscience towards the last few laps. I wasn't sure if I should push for a second or a win or just settle with third. In the end I didn't have a choice but I'm happy with a podium and 16 points is not so bad considering the tough weekend we've had."