DAVIES LOOKS TO CATCH REA AFTER SUCCESSFUL TEST
Chaz Davies could not hide his satisfaction following a one-day test at Aragon after the race at the Spanish circuit last week where he crashed out of race one before winning race two.
Having expressed his concern to MCN prior to the race weekend about the pace of development within his Ducati team compared to his main Kawasaki rival Jonathan Rea, Davies was clearly impressed by the work done in the latest test.
He said: ‘We had a lot of test items to work through, we’ve ticked them all off and I’m pleased with them all.”
Upgrades included a new swingarm along with suspension and electronic changes. Davies sits second in the world championship standings, 50 points behind Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea after the opening three rounds, but hopes to close the gap when racing resumes at Assen on April 28-30. Other test highlights included: O Tom Sykes was fastest with an impressive 1m 49.368s best with teammate Rea second and Davies third. O Milwaukee Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty bounced back from a tough race weekend to finish the test fifth fastest and he said he was pleased with improvements on his RSV4. O Italian Marco Melandri completed just three laps before a heavy crash at turn two. He hurt his neck and was forced to sit out the remainder of the test.
Davies tested loads of new things at recent Aragon test