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Qatar WSBK: Davies feeling ‘confident’ ahead of winter testing

Ducati’s Chaz Davies ended the final World Superbike race weekend in Qatar in fifth and seventh positions, and now the rider is already looking forward to next season and is feeling ‘positive’ ahead of his winter testing programme.

The Welshman is staying with the Ducati outfit in 2015 and even though he was plagued with front end problems in race one yesterday, he enjoyed battling it out with Aprilia’s Marco Melandri and Red Devil’s Roma’s Toni Elias in the final outing of the year, to clinch seventh. The Prestigne rider ended his Superbike season with 215 points, taking overall sixth position in the final standings.

“In race one, from the mid-race point, I was constantly on the verge of losing the front. It seemed like the tyre dropped off and then continued to get worse through the final stages. We changed a few things for race 2 and tyre behaviour went back to normal, as it had been in practice,” said Davies.


“Race two was a good battle, one of the most fun races of the year I think. Although I was losing along the straight to Marco and Toni, I tried to make up for it in other areas and we had good pace throughout. It’s a positive note on which to end the season, at a track at which is difficult for us on paper. This gives us confidence going into winter, and we will continue to build on what we’ve got right now.”

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