Aruba.it Racing Ducati team rider Chaz Davies is feeling confident ahead of this weekend’s World Superbike Championship in Malaysia at the Sepang Circuit after his double victory last time out at Imola.
At Imola, Davies not only won both races but topped all the practice sessions and getting the Superpole lap record.
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In the current WSBK rider standings, Davies is second with 182 points after five events just 35 points behind leader Jonathan Rea on his Kawasaki.
The Welshman said in an interview that the adaptive setup on the Panigale R means he can push the bike closer to its limit without passing it on the different WSBK circuits.
“We head to Sepang with good momentum, following two great results in Italy,” Davies said. “In the last races, we’ve found a quite versatile setup that works on different tracks and allows me to ride close to the limit without passing it.
“The bike also reacts well to each change we make, and usually, we know exactly where to intervene to improve.
“We need to stay on this course to further cut the gap in the championship. In Sepang, in 2015, we scored an unexpected win.
“This year, the track was repaved and I heard the banking changed in some corners, so it will be a somewhat new track for everyone and there will be more variables to take into account.”
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