WSBK: Davies continues dominance in Italy

Davies race one
Davies took his first win at the Italian track. Photo: Ducati Corse

Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s Chaz Davies took his third win of the season, comfortably ahead of the season ahead of championship rivals KRT team-mates Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes.

Drama surrounded the opening race of the weekend before the lights had gone out as a crash on the sighting lap as Dominic Schmitter low-sided his Grillini Racing Kawasaki, which Peter Sebesteyen got involved in through no fault of his own as he was given no where to go. Alex de Angelis was also unable to start the race as he crashed his Ioda Racing bike on the grid.

After a strong start the Welshman was able to hold off Rea’s advances in the earlier stages of the race and a mistake by the reigning world champion meant Davies was able to take the victory with a comfortable three second lead, at his manufacturers home circuit. 

Rea’s mistake at a track he has previously dominated at allowed his team-mate Sykes to fight for second position with ten laps remaining, but Rea was able to keep a hold of the 20 points and hold Sykes off by 0.323s.

Jordi Torres crossed the line in fourth as the top scoring BMW rider aboard his Althea team, making it his best result of the season so far ahead of Davide Guigliano as the Ducati rider was unable to keep up towards the end of the race.

MV Augusta’s Leon Camier continues his strong weekend as he finished the race in sixth position after he almost crashed out of the race in the later stages, with Honda’s Michael van der Mark finished 27 seconds back in seventh.

For a full list of results, click here. 

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