Chaz Davies bounced back from the disappointment suffered in race one at Magny-Cours with victory in the second race as he closes in on second place in the 2017 World Superbike championship.

After suffering with an electrical issue with his Racing Ducati bike through the wet opening race in France, Davies struck back to take his seventh victory of the season as he controlled the pace after storming into the lead in the opening laps.

Davies, who has closed the gap on Sykes in second to nine points, is solely focused on taking the runner-up spot in the championship after Jonathan Rea clinched the 2017 title in France.

“Yesterday was bitter, but today was sweet,” Davies said. “This is the best way to put behind us a couple of tough races. I woke up feeling really motivated and I think it showed in the opening laps, as I was making passes and got to the front pretty quickly from 11th position.

“It wasn’t an easy race though. The rain was on and off throughout, and it was hard to tell where the wet patches could be. It was a matter of pushing hard but not too much, just enough to keep the gap in check, and that’s what we did.

“Now we’re looking forward to the last two races, the hunt for second position in the championship is still open and we can be fast both in Jerez and Qatar.”


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