The result was a historic one for Triumph as it is the first podium in World Supersport scored by a Brit. The two previous third places had been obtained by Aussie Garry McCoy.
"It was a beautiful race. I got a very good start and got in the leading pack with Lascorz, Laverty and Sofuoglu," declared Davies. "After a few laps, I got in second place and from that moment on I started the duel with Sofuoglu. Lascorz exploited that and build up a gap. With six laps left, I made a small mistake while I was still battling for second place. This allowed the Turkish rider to create an advantage for himself. I tried to catch him, but the tyres were almost worn out and so I wasn't willing to take any risks. I hope this podium will be the first of many. I have to thank the entire team for doing a great job. This result wouldn't have been possible without their hard work".