Crash costs Chaz


Gavin Grosvenor

CHAZ Davies endured mixed emotions in the latest round of the World Superbike Championships in Misano.
The Italian leg of the championship saw Davies and his ParkinGo team struggle with the set-up of the Aprilia RSV4 until late into the free practise, when finally a late run saw him qualify in 21st.

The Presteigne race ace went into race one way down on the grid, but wowed the crowd with a superb ride which included a host of spectacular manoeuvres to end in sixth spot.
Davies started the second race with confidence and a similar strategy saw him climb to 10th in the opening few laps.

However his comeback was interrupted nine laps from the end of the race after losing the front, when he was closing up the gap on the Kawasaki pair of Tom Skyes and Loris Baz.

The condition of the bike after his crash meant the seventh round of the WSBK was over for Davies.

Davies said: “It has been fun. The bike was very consistent, not great but fun to ride and manage.
“The team changed a few things on the front allowing me to ride it better and finally breaking the wall of the 36s after going through the wall of the 38 and 37.4 during this weekend.”

Davies slipped a place in the 28 rider championships from 13th to 14th with seven rounds to go.

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