WORLD SUPERBIKE: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Ducati’s Chaz Davies sweeps both races in California.


Chaz Davies race action from Laguna Seca In case you missed the action at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last weekend, here’s a brief recap of what happened in the Superbike World Championship: Chaz Davies of the Ducati aruba.it team won both 25-lap races on his 1199R, finishing ahead of Kawasaki-mounted Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea. Davies, who moved into third place in the overall standings, had this to say after the weekend: “I’m really, really happy with these results, and we’ve definitely seen the fruits of our labor here. The track here perhaps limits our weak points and plays to our strengths, and we were able to put together 2 really good races that went almost exactly to plan.
Chaz Davies Superpole “I didn’t think we’d be able to lap in 1.23s but I was able to make some really quick first laps in Race 1, pushing hard for the first 12 laps or so and then it was all about gap management. “We made a few small tweaks for Race 2, and I think those changes were useful. I took a lot of risks with the rain and was very worried about crashing but, luckily, the rain stopped and things went smoothly from there to the finish line. “I thank my entire team, Ducati, and our sponsors. It’s been a really solid weekend and a lot better than last year’s outcome, of course.” Results, Race 1: 1. Chaz Davies – GBR – Aruba.it Racing – Ducati 1199R – 25 laps 2. Tom Sykes – GBR – Kawasaki Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1.798s 3Jonathan Rea – GBR – Kawasaki Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +2.107s 4Davide Giugliano – ITA – Aruba.it Racing – Ducati 1199R – +15.954s 5Jordi Torres – ESP – Red Devils Roma – Aprilia RSV4 – +19.661s 6Alex Lowes – GBR Voltcom CrescentSuzuki GSX-R1000 – +24.431s 7Sylvain Guintoli – FRA – PATA Honda – Honda CBR1000RR – +26.971s 8Michael van der Mark – NED – PATA Honda – Honda CBR1000RR – +35.428s 9Leandro Mercado – ARG – BARNI Racing Team – Ducati 1199R – +41.261s 10Leon Camier – GBR – MV Agusta Reparto Corse – MV Agusta F4 RR – +44.583s 11Randy de Puniet – FRA – Voltcom Crescent Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R1000 – +52.748s 12. Roman Ramos – ESP – Team GO Eleven – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +54.906s 13Leon Haslam – GBR – Red Devils Roma – Aprilia RSV4 – +1m 18.150s 14Christophe Ponsson – FRA – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1m 20.220s 15. Gianluca Vizziello – ITA – Grillini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1 lap 16Imre Toth – HUN – Team Toth – BMW S1000RR – +1 lap 17David Salom – ESP – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1 lap Not Classified 18. Santiago Barragan – ESP – Grillini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 19 laps completed 19. Gabor Rizmayer – HUN – Team Toth – BMW S1000RR – 14 laps completed 20. Ayrton Badovini – ITA – BMW Italia – BMW S1000RR – 3 laps completed 21Matteo Baiocco – ITA – Althea Racing – Ducati 1199R – 0 laps completed 22Niccolò Canepa – ITA – Althea Racing – Ducati 1199R – 0 laps completed Results, Race 2: 1. Chaz Davies – GBR – Aruba.it Racing – Ducati 1199R – 25 laps 2. Tom Sykes – GBR – Kawasaki Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1.406s 3. Jonathan Rea – GBR – Kawasaki Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1.982s 4. Jordi Torres – ESP – Red Devils Roma – Aprilia RSV4 – +16.551s 5. Leon Haslam – GBR – Red Devils Roma – Aprilia RSV4 – +17.772s 6. Ayrton Badovini – ITA – BMW Italia – BMW S1000RR – +31.735s 7. Michael van der Mark – NED – PATA Honda – Honda CBR1000RR – +34.446s 8. Niccolò Canepa – ITA – Althea Racing – Ducati 1199R – +38.048s 9. Leandro Mercado – ARG – BARNI Racing Team – Ducati 1199R – +41.755s 10. Leon Camier – GBR – MV Agusta Reparto Corse – MV Agusta F4 RR – +49.105s 11. Randy de Puniet – FRA – Voltcom Crescent Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R1000 – +56.249s 12. Roman Ramos – ESP – Team GO Eleven – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1m 01.630s 13. Matteo Baiocco – ITA – Althea Racing – Ducati 1199R – +1m 12.647s 14. Gianluca Vizziello – ITA – Grillini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1 lap 15. Christophe Ponsson – FRA – Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +1 lap 16. Gabor Rizmayer – HUN – Team Toth – BMW S1000RR – +1 lap 17. Imre Toth – HUN – Team Toth – BMW S1000RR – +2 laps 18. Santiago Barragan – ESP – Grillini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – +3 laps Not Classified 19. Alex Lowes – GBR – Voltcom Crescent Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R1000 – 6 laps completed 20. David Salom – ESP – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 3 laps completed 21. Sylvain Guintoli – FRA – PATA Honda – Honda CBR1000RR – 1 lap completed 22. Davide Giugliano – ITA – Aruba.it Racing – Ducati 1199R – 1 lap completed
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