Aruba Ducati’s Chaz Davies shrugged off a crash in this morning’s opening wet World Superbike free practice session at Assen and says he needs some more grip at maximum lean.
The Welshman, who took a double win last time out at the slightly drier Aragon round, slid off at the chicane but bounced back, saying his base setting should be good enough to find what he needs.
“Since it was our first time out in the wet this year, we still have to make a few adjustments in terms of chassis to find more grip, especially at the maximum lean angle. The crash during FP1 had nothing to do with this, however, since I was barely leaning at that moment,” said Davies.
“I didn’t expect it, but luckily it didn’t have any physical repercussions. The weather conditions can change quickly here in Assen, but I’m not worried because in the last races we found a versatile setup in the dry, which usually allowed us to be quick out of the blocks without making radical changes. Also, as long as I was out on the track with all our competitors, I wasn’t far from the top.”