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Davies rues missed opportunity

2014-04-16 03:03:10

Chaz Davies admitted that he is disappointed having missed out on a podium at Motorland Aragon

Davies rues missed opportunity Chaz Davies: Disappointing results

Davies was confident of recording the second podium finish on his Ducati 1199 Panigale R, but after a poor start his first race was compromised and he finished fourth.

“Race 1 didn’t go as I’d hoped, despite my final position,” he said told crash.net.

“I made a bad start and then was stuck behind the two Aprilias for a long while. I finally managed to get past them and got into something of a rhythm but then a drop in the tyre performance meant I couldn’t do more.

In the second race, Davies was forced to retire just four laps in after his bike’s front brakes failed.

“We made some changes for the second race but the front of the bike seemed a little nervous right from the start. I was trying to save the tyre for the later stages of the race but then I lost grip at the front and crashed. For some reason the marshals wouldn’t let me continue even though my bike was still running,” he continued.

“It’s been a disappointing day because I think Davide and I were capable of reaching the podium today. We’ve taken some important data anyway and now we move on to tracks that should be more favourable for the Ducati.”

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