Chaz Davies: "We finally did it!"

Sunday, 12 April 2015 15:31 GMT

The Welshman buoyant after maiden race win with Ducati.

Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) put together the perfect second race today at Motorland Aragón, scoring the very first win for the Panigale R in the Superbike World Championship. The factory rider was also on the podium in race 1, in second place. Two good races also for Javier Forés who obtained fifth and sixth position on his debut weekend with the Panigale R Superbike.

Chaz Davies: “We’ve come close before now but today we finally did it! This has been my only goal since coming to Ducati and I’m very pleased to have achieved this result here. It’s extremely important to me, to be able to repay Ducati, Aruba and all of the ducatisti with the first win for the Panigale R. I know that everyone has been working tirelessly to obtain this result. Race 1 was also really enjoyable and I was happy with the podium but just disappointed with the position, as I really wanted the win. I didn’t have a lot of opportunity to make passes but tried where I could in the final stages. I made a small mistake in the middle of the race, selecting an incorrect electronic setting on the bike and losing maybe a second to the Kawasakis but fortunately I was able to make it back up and push all the way to the line. All in all, it’s been a fantastic day with results that I hope to repeat very soon.”

Javier Fores: “Seeing as these were my first races of 2015, and having not ridden a lot prior to this weekend, I can only be pleased about concluding in fifth and sixth place, also considering the high level of the championship. During the weekend we were able to make continuous improvement and so I’m pleased about that. Unfortunately in the race I was just lacking a little confidence from mid-race onwards on the used tyre. Now I cannot wait to move on to Assen, a track I really enjoy and that I know very well, and where I hope to make two strong races. Congratulations to Chaz on his great win.”