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Davies closes on title with fifth win

Chaz Davies needs just a third place finish at Imola to put the 2011 World Supersport Championship out of his rivals' reach.
Chaz Davies can wrap up the 2011 World Supersport Championship next time out at Imola after claiming a fifth victory of the season in Germany.

Davies recovered from a poor start that left him down in tenth position to quickly work his way back into the lead before resisting the attentions of James Ellison to the chequered flag.

“It was a difficult race,” he said. “After two days of a great qualifying, I lost too many positions at the start. When I saw myself in tenth position I got worried, but I didn't lose concentration and slowly I climbed up.

“I overtook Ellison, leading the race at that stage, and tried to get away but today the bike was missing a bit of traction so I decided to close all the gaps.”

The Welshman has been in outstanding form aboard the ParkinGO Yamaha this season, finishing on the podium in all but two races so far this year, results that have seen him extend his lead in the standings to 59 points over David Salom and 60 points over Fabien Foret.

It means a mere third place finish at Imola will be enough for Davies to be crowned champion regardless of where his closest rivals Salom and Foret – who haven't won a race this season – finish.

Nonetheless, Davies isn't dwelling on the mathematics, insisting he is merely focused on maintaining his superb run of results.

“Even though I have a good advantage in the classification, the team and myself will keep concentrating until we reach our goal.”



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[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Luca Scassa, ParkinGO Yamaha, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Davies, punctured rear tyre, Australian WSS Race 2011
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Davies, Australian WSS Race 2011
Davies, Australian WSS Race 2011
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Davies, Australian WSS 2011
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