Davies does the double in Italy as Brits continue to rule the world!
Aruba.it Racing's Chaz Davies continues to fight for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship after claiming a double win at Imola, the first time he has won at the circuit, and is quickly emerging as a genuine challenger to reigning champion Jonathan Rea.
Davies was fast from the word go this weekend, coming out of the box leading the way on day one ahead of the Kawasaki Racing Team.
Taking pole position on Saturday, Davies looked to be unstoppable and was hoping to get Ducati their first Superbike win on Italian soil.
In a stunningly dominant display on race one, the 29 year old was able to hit the front and pull out a lead over Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea to cross the line with a solid three second gap.
In a similar display in race two, Davies certified his name in the history books for Ducati, as well as his championship winning desire.
Explaining his weekend Davies said: "It’s just been an incredible weekend, from start to finish. To seize a victory here in Imola, Ducati’s backyard, is special. To do a double, is unbelievable. Today the conditions were different, but we were able to create a gap since the first few laps. I made a couple of mistakes in lap 9 that made me lose a second, but also helped me stay focused until the chequered flag.
We head to Sepang with confidence, as we have a more competitive package than last year, when we still left Malaysia with a second place and a win. Our goal is to keep the momentum and further cut the gap in the championship.”
In the championship standings, Jonathan Rea continues to lead the way after a brace of second finishes at Imola, but Davies' double means his lead has been trimmed to 35 points. Rea's team mate Tom Sykes sits third.
Reporting by Alannah Fellows