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Davies searching for a ‘little extra top speed’ in Thailand

Aruba Ducati’s Chaz is urging his factory team to push on with more development of the Panigale as he feels he is losing out in terms of top speed to the World Superbike competition.

Davies’ bike was visibly slower than the Kawasakis at Phillip Island and the long straights at Buriram this weekend will also be a struggle for the Bologna machinery. Davies had to push too hard at the Chang track last year and crashed in both races.

“At Phillip Island, we were close to winning both races. Of course crashing out of race two wasn’t ideal, but those things happen when you’re going for the top prize and I’ve put it behind me already. I've stayed in Asia to train and get myself acquainted with the heat and humidity, so I feel ready,” said the Welshman.


“Last year, in Thailand, we struggled with the long straights. The Panigale R has improved a lot since then, but we need to keep pushing the development forward to find a little extra in terms of top speed.”

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