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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.”

Chaz wasn’t happy about the sur­face at Don­ing­ton

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