Ducati’s Chaz Davies has come back from his three-day World Superbike test session at the Jerez circuit in Spain a satisfied rider. He is pleased with tackling his anti wheelie issues, but finding grip is still top of his wish list.
His Italian team have also been working on the chassis and the engine of the Welshman’s machine, but the tests were not about going fast - it was trying to rectify issues from last season, and overall he feels he can go quite confidently into the winter months.
“As the rule challenges come into effect with 2015 we have been working on that and getting back up to scratch and it has been real testing, and there are not many fast laps going in but it is good,”said Davies, speaking to bikesportnews.com.
“We have made a good step over the past three days with anti wheelie as that has always been hit and miss but I feel we have got a system that I can rely on and it works well. I am impressed by that and it makes a difference, and this anti wheelie is going to do that, also we have been working on the chassis and the engine.
“I need to be fighting for wins this year as often as I can and I think we are in a position to do that – as we are much stronger than last year too, and I need to have targets. 2014 was a development year for me and the bike has come a long way and we need to make the most of it.
“Right know I am looking for grip – there is no secret to that. There are a few ideas that we are working on but we might not get that for the first race of the season but gradually that will come into effect and I need to give my feedback a lot more too.”