DOUBLE Ducati spreads the love
World Superbike standings
It wasn’t just Davies flying the Ducati flag in Spain, home boy Xavi Fores stormed to two fourth places riding his Barni Racing 1199R finishing just 2.2 seconds behind the final podium man Jonathan Rea in race two.
Fores, a former factory Ducati WSB stand-in said: “I am very happy to come away with strong finishes. In the early laps of race two I had to put the tyres under stress and I was worried they would be affected in the last laps, but it went well.
“I knew I had a good pace and when I saw that my rhythm was like that of the Kawasaki in front, I started to push. I was hoping for an error from a rider in front that would enable me to fight for the podium.”
The second factory rider Davide Giugliano was fighting some problems on day two. Giugliano said: “We’d struggled with several issues since Friday, especially grip and, given the new format, we weren’t able to get adequately prepared for the race on Saturday. The good thing is that, despite this, we never gave up and managed to collect some good points.”
With Giugliano’s fifth and sixth place finishes, Ducati took three of the top five in race one and three of the top six in race two.