Crocked Ducati WorldSBK star Chaz Davies will take this weekend's Portimao round a day at a time as he continues to recover from a re-broken collarbone.
The Welshman crashed during Supermoto training at Aragon and aggravated the collarbone he had previously broken in a mountain bike spill. Davies didn't undergo surgery but, like Tom Sykes, will have to take it steady on the opening day.
"The collarbone injury was just not ideal, but I felt progress during these days, which is the most important thing. We're going to see how Friday goes and then take it step by step, without rushing things too much early on," said Davies.
"I'm pretty sure I'll be OK once I step on the Panigale R, but we need to make sure we build our way into the round and avoid potential bumps on the road before the actual races. The test was OK, but track conditions should be cooler this weekend so things can change quite a bit in terms of setup and feeling. We left the test with a good direction so we just need to step back on the bike and keep working."