Davies seeks WSS title at Imola

Chaz Davies can secure the 2011 World Supersport Championship title at Imola if he finishes third or higher...
Chaz Davies stands to become only the second British winner in the history of the World Supersport Championship, so long as he maintains his run of impeccable form at Imola.

The Welshman heads into the Italian event with a sizeable 59 point margin over David Salom knowing a mere third place finish will be enough for him to seal the title, regardless of where the Spaniard finishes.

Mathematically, only three riders are capable of overhauling Davies in the fight for the title – Salom, Fabien Foret and Broc Parkes. However, with respective gaps to Davies standing at 59, 60 and 67 points and only a maximum of 75 available over the final three rounds, the advantage is certainly with the ParkinGO Yamaha rider.

Indeed, the trio would realistically need to win all three races to have a chance of keeping their title dreams alive, something neither Salom nor Foret have managed once this season.

Should Davies, who has won five of this year's nine races thus far, seal the 2011 WSS title, he will join Cal Crutchlow on the winners' list – the second time a British rider has won the title since the series' formation in 1999.

It will also signal Yamaha's third riders' title, while Davies's performance is pushing the firm towards a first WSS manufacturer title since 2001.

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Davies, German WSS Race 2011
Davies, German WSS Race 2011
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Ellison, Davies, Lowes, German WSS Race 2011
Davies, German WSS Race 2011
Lukas Trautmann, Superstock 1000, Yamaha [Credit: WSBK - Toni Borner]
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Fabien Foret, Ten Kate Honda
[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
David Salom, Kawasaki, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Luca Scassa, ParkinGO Yamaha, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Salom, Australian WSS Race 2011
Foret, Australian WSS Race 2011
Foret, Australian WSS Race 2011
Foret, Australian WSS Race 2011
Davies, punctured rear tyre, Australian WSS Race 2011
Salom, Australian WSS Race 2011

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IanM - Unregistered

September 22, 2011 9:45 PM

Great to see that Chaz is on the threshold of a World Title. No one can ever take that off you. Maybe it should have been more for Chaz by now but he is not the onlu UK one we could say that for but thats the racing world. The Spanish and the Italians are better supported than the UK riders whatever is said. Go for it Chaz wishing you all the best on stuffing it to all those johnny foreigners.

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