DAVIES BITES BACK
Chaz Davies’ dream of replicating his emphatic double win last time out at Imola ended in disaster at Donington with the Ducati man crashing in race one before salvaging third in race two after being pushed off track.
He blamed himself for his front end mistake in race one, but also took a swipe at how badly he thinks Donington has been resurfaced, claiming there were joins in some of the corners.
Davies said: “I got a bad start and got caught up in every accident going. It was like a game of Mario Karts out there. Dodging bikes. Anybody played Mario Kart and seen a red shell? That is what it felt like.
Davies’ race two podium saved a tough weekend for Ducati, after Marco Melandri lost a sure third to Alex Lowes in race one by running wide on the final right hand hairpin, and then bizarrely losing his front sprocket in race two.
“I was happy with the bike even though the races did not go our way,” said Davies. “This is the first time I have felt we might be able to do something about the Kawasakis at Donington.
“It was still a fun race to come through like that, always interesting, but it would be a lot better if it was not the two green bikes managing to get away. But that was a consequence of a bad start for us.”