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Ma­jor shock as Du­cati star signs for Rep­sol Honda team

De­spite podi­ums for Marco Me­landri and Chaz Davies at Brno, Du­cati con­tinue to be on the back foot, with their early sea­son race win­ning pace all but a dis­tant mem­ory.

Me­landri man­aged sec­ond on Satur­day but threw away the chance of a Sun­day win through an un­forced er­ror at Turn 3. Davies was eighth in Race 1 but bounced back to third in Race 2.

Davies said: “In Race 1 the grip went away so quickly. It was like rid­ing on ice. For Race 2 the bike was more ride­able and didn’t drop off at the end. Thank you to the team be­cause we were up late on Satur­day and some harsh words were said. We have strug­gled for grip all sea­son and it’s some­thing we need to get on top of. We need an­swers, but we’re not find­ing them.”

An rare taste of cham­pagne for strug­gling Davies

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