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Chaz Davies has hailed his form on the Aruba.it Racing Ducati as 'unreal' having claimed a double-double as he focuses on wrestling second from Tom Sykes

WSBK » WSBK Jerez, Spain: Davies toasts four-in-a-row as he targets Sykes

CHAZ Davies has hailed his form on the Aruba.it Racing Ducati as 'unreal' having claimed a double-double as he focuses on wrestling the second spot from Tom Sykes in the World Superbike championship. 

The factory Ducati rider produced a flawless display in both races at Jerez to extend his unbeaten run to four after his double triumph at Magny-Cours and feels he is riding at the top of his ability with a bike he is completely in sync with. 

Davies blasted from sixth on the start grid into second by turn one and was leading at the end of the first lap, such was the blistering pace of the Ducati Panigale R at the Spanish circuit. Like race one, the Welsh rider steadily built a seven second cushion before easing off to win at a canter. 

Davies is now looking to end the campaign in emphatic fashion with a third straight double at the final round in his pursuit of second in the championship. The Ducati rider trails Sykes by 19 points heading into the final two races of the season. 

“To win four races in a row is just unreal. Lately I've been very confident and able to push 100 percent every lap, just dancing on the bike,” Davies said. “Also, I managed to get the best start of the year and entered turn 1 just behind Sykes. I think he was trying to save his tyres, so I took the opportunity because I knew we could run our pace for the whole race. 

“The key was to manage the grip. I was a little mindful at the start, because the hotter conditions made the track more slippery, but in the end I could see the gap building and then it was just a case of bringing it home. Without getting overconfident, we'll try to make it sixth in a row to get second position in the championship.”
 

Race one results

1. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R 20 laps 
2. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R +3.290s 
3. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R +7.151s 
4. Nicky Hayden USA Honda Racing CBR1000RR +13.212s 
5. Michael van der Mark NED Honda Racing CBR1000RR +13.251s 
6. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Pata Crescent Yamaha R1 +17.834s 
7. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR +20.911s 
8. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR +26.182s 
9. Markus Reiterberger GER Althea BMW S1000RR +29.837s 
10. Josh Brookes AUS Milwaukee BMW S1000RR +31.246s 
11. Alex de Angelis RSM IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4 +32.399s 
12. Roman Ramos ESP GO Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R +33.007s 
13. Lorenzo Savadori ITA IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4 +36.266s 
14. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki ZX-10R +61.064s 
15. Peter Sebestyen POL Team Toth Yamaha R1 +67.941s 

16. Dominic Schmitter SUI Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R +68.160s 
17. Gianluca Vizziello ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R +68.260s 
18. Karel Pesek HUN Team Toth Yamaha R1 +98.143s 

Did not finish 

Matthieu Lussiana FRA Team ASPI BMW S1000RR
Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 
Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati 1199R 
Davide Giugliano ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R 
Luca Scassa ITA VFT Racing Ducati Panigale R
Saeed al Sulaiti QAT Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 

Did not start 

Karel Abraham CZE Milwaukee BMW S1000RR
 

Race two results

1. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R 20 laps 
2. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R +5.893s 
3. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R +6.030s 
4. Nicky Hayden USA Honda Racing CBR1000RR +6.750s 
5. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Pata Crescent Yamaha R1 +10.762s 
6. Michael van der Mark NED Honda Racing CBR1000RR +11.310s 
7. Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 +16.413s 
8. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR +19.232s 
9. Anthony West AUS Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R +24.095s 
10. Lorenzo Savadori ITA IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4 +25.379s 
11. Roman Ramos ESP GO Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R +26.036s 
12. Josh Brookes AUS Milwaukee BMW S1000RR +29.230s 
13. Davide Giugliano ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R +34.879s 
14. Markus Reiterberger GER Althea BMW S1000RR +49.708s 
15. Gianluca Vizziello ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R +62.245s 

16. Luca Scassa ITA VFT Racing Ducati Panigale R +68.295s 
17. Matthieu Lussiana FRA Team ASPI BMW S1000RR +80.252s 
18. Dominic Schmitter SUI Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R +93.859s 
19. Karel Pesek HUN Team Toth Yamaha R1 +93.965s 

Did not finish 

Saeed al Sulaiti QAT Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 
Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati 1199R 
Alex de Angelis RSM IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4
Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR 
Peter Sebestyen POL Team Toth Yamaha R1

Did not start 

Karel Abraham CZE Milwaukee BMW S1000RR
 

Standings

 

POSITIONRIDERTEAMPOINTS
1Jonathan ReaKawasaki Racing Team462
2Tom SykesKawasaki Racing Team414
3Chaz DaviesAruba.it Ducati Racing395
4Michael van der MarkHonda Racing255
5Nicky HaydenHonda Racing228
6Davide GiuglianoAruba.it Ducati Racing197
7Jordi TorresAlthea BMW195
8Leon CamierMV Agusta Reparto Corse165
9Lorenzo SavadoriIodaRacing Aprilia140
10Xavi ForesBarni Ducati133
11Alex LowesPATA Crescent Yamaha116
12Sylvain GuintoliPATA Crescent Yamaha112
13Alex de AngelisIodaRacing Aprilia93
14Josh BrookesMilwaukee BMW88
15Roman RamosGO Eleven Kawasaki85
16Markus ReiterbergerAlthea BMW81
17Anthony WestPedercini Kawasaki64
18Karel AbrahamMilwaukee BMW33
19Niccolo CanepaPata Yamaha30
20Matteo BaioccoVFT Ducati12
21Matthieu LagrivePedercini Kawasaki11
22Luca ScassaVFT Ducati10
23Lucas MahiasPedercini Kawasaki9
24Cameron BeaubierPATA Crescent Yamaha6
25Raffele Da RosaAlthea BMW5
26Dominic SchmitterGrillini Kawasaki5
27Gianluca VizzielloGrillini Kawasaki4
28Pawel SzkopekTeam Toth Yamaha3
29Josh HookGrillini Kawasaki2
30Mike JonesDesmo Sport Ducati2
31Sylvain BarrierPedercini Kawasaki2
32Peter SebestyenTeam Toth Yamaha1
33Saeed al SulaitiPedercini Kawasaki1
34Matthieu LussianaTeam ASPI BMW1
Manufacturers' standinds
POSITIONMANUFACTURERPOINTS 
1Kawasaki 542
2Ducati 467
3Honda 322
4BMW 216
5Yamaha 196
6Aprilia 184
7MV Agusta 165

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