Davies takes Race Two honours in Buriram

Chaz Davies produced a daring display to win Sunday’s Race Two of the Thailand leg of the 2018 World Superbike Championship.

The Ducati rider powered to his first win of the season from seventh on the grid at the Chang International Circuit.

It took Davies eight laps to hit the front after overtaking Michael van der Mark. The Dutchman initially managed to keep in touch with the flying Davies, but the Brit would start to pull away and he would remain in the lead in splendid isolation. 

It caps off a brilliant weekend for Davies, who earned a solid third place in Race One on Saturday.

Former race leader Alex Lowes would settle for the final podium finish on his Yamaha. Meanwhile, defending champion Jonathan Rea, who dominated Race One would cross the line in fourth after uncharacteristically running wide on several occasions. 

Rea’s Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes would be forced to retire from the race despite being in third position at one stage after engine issues. 

 

Race Two results:

 

 

1 Chaz Davies Ducati 31'23.406 

 

2 Michael van der Mark Yamaha 2.185
3 Alex Lowes Yamaha 3.884
4 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 6.554
5 Xavi Fores Ducati 8.973
6 Leon Camier Honda 10.647
7 Marco Melandri Ducati 17.523
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 21.618
9 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 25.345
10 Patrick Jacobsen Honda 27.076
11 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 28.668
12 Loris Baz BMW 29.004
13 Roman Ramos Kawasaki 30.434
14 Jake Gagne Honda 30.527
Ret Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 2 laps
Ret Tom Sykes Kawasaki 13 laps
Ret Ondrej Jezek Yamaha 15 laps
Ret Jordi Torres MV Agusta 16 laps
Ret Eugene Laverty Aprilia 16 laps

 

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