DOU­BLE Du­cati spreads the love

World Su­per­bike stand­ings

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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.

Sykes con­grat­u­lates his Du­cati ri­val on his out­stand­ing Aragon per­for­mance Who says it’s a Kawasaki se­ries? Cer­tainly not Du­cati man Chaz Davies Looks like Davies could be spray­ing his fair share of Cham­pagne dur­ing the sea­son Davies wasn’t the only fa

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