Chaz Davies feels Racing Ducati is back on top of its game after securing “the best out of myself and the package” to produce his best round since Aragon with a double podium at Laguna Seca.

The factory Ducati rider has struggled with a multitude of grip and stability problems with the Panigale R over the past four rounds since his dominant showing at Aragon back in April.

Despite losing further ground to Jonathan Rea in the World Superbike riders’ championship, as the Kawasaki rider stormed to a double victory at Laguna Seca, Davies was content with his pair of second places finishes and pole position to regain vital momentum going into the second half of the season.

“All in all, we can be happy with this round. The goal is always to win, but it's good to be back at the front and I feel we got the best out of myself and the package this weekend,” Davies said. the longest-serving motorsport website in the world

“We're back at the sharp end after a couple of tough rounds. We're not too far away from our main rivals, we just need to fine tune some details.

“We've made strides in the areas in which we've been struggling recently, so we just have to go to Misano and see if we can polish up those final details.”

Davies now trails Rea by 70 points in the riders’ championship but has moved 30 points clear of Michael van der Mark on the Pata Yamaha.