Chaz Davies linked to rider coach role with Scott Redding at BMW WorldSBK

Chaz Davies is in discussions with BMW WorldSBK to come on board as a rider coach for the brand after being originally tapped for the role by Scott Redding

Scott Redding, Chaz Davies

The sun may have only just set on Chaz Davies’ racing career on track but there is growing speculation it is only just starting off-track after being linked with a role at BMW Motorrad WorldSBK as Scott Redding’s rider coach.

The Welshman brought the curtain down on his racing career with the conclusion of the 2021 WorldSBK Championship season in Indonesia last month, Davies opting to stop racing following a season riddled with injuries.

Nevertheless, Davies remains in demand with Speedweek reporting he has been approached by former Ducati team-mate Redding to take on a personal rider coaching role.

However, it seems this has now expanded for Davies to be integrated into the BMW set-up, where he would be responsible for all of the manufacturer’s riders.

The new role would come after a difficult 2021 WorldSBK campaign blighted by accidents on the Go Eleven Ducati, Davies having joined the privateer Italian team after being ousted in favour of Michael Ruben Rinaldi in the official Ducati set-up.

Despite the low key end to his career, Davies - who has started three MotoGP races and won the WorldSSP Championship - says he is proud of his achievements in WorldSBK, which yielded 32 wins and saw him finish runner-up to Jonathan Rea on three occasions in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

“When I think about what makes me emotional is when I think back at the hard times during my career when things have been really, really difficult. To think how far we’ve come since those times, I’m talking 2002, 2005, different years for different reasons. 

“Those are the things that make me really emotional but also proud at the same time that we’ve managed to make a solid career in this sport. When all’s said and done, as it is now, I can be very happy with the way things have worked out for me, I feel very fortunate. 

“I’ve found good people, good teams, good support around me at the right times. There’s not much more to say.”

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