WSBK: Davies does the Ducati double in Italy 

Chaz Davies has secured the double victory at the Italian circuit of Imola, dominating race two on his Aruba.it Racing Ducati. Getting another strong start off the line, it looked as if Davies was to be challenged by his team-mate Davide Guigliano in the opening corners, however the Welshman had already eeked a gap out by the third corner.  Kawasaki Racing team-mates Jonathan Rea and … Continue reading WSBK: Davies does the Ducati double in Italy 

WSBK: Davies continues dominance in Italy

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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.  Continue reading “WSBK: Davies continues dominance in Italy”

WSBK: Davies dominates day one at Imola

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Davies dominated on day one.                                          Photo: Ducati

Aruba.it Racing’s Ducati’s Chaz Davies dominated the opening day at Imola, topping both free practise one and two ahead of his main championship rivals Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes.

Free practise one was distrupted after there was an oil spillage half an hour into the session. Once the track re-opened it was clear Davies had the pace as he went out on track and and finished half a second ahead of Leon Camier on the MV Augusta.

The Welshman set an even faster time in free practise two which brought him up ahead of the Kawasaki Racing Team, however it took half the session for the time to be set.

Sykes and Rea were able to get close to the Brit and have proved they had pace to fight for victories, as Friday is crucial for riders to get into Superpole 2.  Continue reading “WSBK: Davies dominates day one at Imola”

WSBK: Rea does the double in mixed conditions

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Rea leads the way in Holland Photo: KRT

Reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea took his second victory of the weekend at Assen in mixed conditions, as riders were forced to go into the pits and change tyres as rain fell this morning.

The Kawasaki Racing team duo of Rea and Tom Sykes had a strong start off the line, as Sylvain Guintoli got an awful start off the line.

 

Riders were being very cautious on opening lap as damp conditions on intermediate tyres left, meaning there were very few risks were taken.

Despite the fast pace being set by riders it was difficult to judge who had a strong pace as the tyre change was inevitable, but it was the KRT riders leading the way ahead of Xavi Fores.  Continue reading “WSBK: Rea does the double in mixed conditions”

WSBK: Hayden enjoys maiden WorldSBK podium at Assen

A bittersweet opening race for Honda Racing at TT Circuit Assen saw Nicky Hayden storm to his first podium in the championship and local rider Michael van der Mark crash out on the penultimate lap from second position. Hayden launched off the grid from 10th position to force himself into 6th position in the early stages of the race, before squeezing past a further 2 … Continue reading WSBK: Hayden enjoys maiden WorldSBK podium at Assen

WSBK: Mixed Fortunes for Kawasaki in Race One at Assen

Rea celebrate 4th victory of 2016 WSBK campaign. Photo:KRT
Rea celebrates 4th victory of 2016 WSBK campaign. Photo:KRT

Jonathan Rea sealed a thrilling victory in a competitive opening race at Assen this afternoon, as his teammate Tom Sykes crashed out from within the points.

It was one up and one down for the Kawasaki  Racing Team in windy conditions, as Rea who qualified outside the front row earlier in the day won the scrap for victory. Sykes stormed off pole position and led the pack into the first corner, however, a mistake soon let Rea through. An intense battle unraveled between Rea and Chaz Davies for victory. Michael van der Mark soon managed to slip through past Sykes before the Yorkshire man missed a gear and slipped out of the race uninjured. Continue reading “WSBK: Mixed Fortunes for Kawasaki in Race One at Assen”