Rea makes light of Davies contact

Jonathan Rea says there are no hard feelings towards Chaz Davies after the two made contact in Race 2 in Malaysia on Sunday.

The Ulsterman and his Aruba.it Racing Ducati rival were battling for the lead on the final lap, but they got a bit too close for comfort at the final corner.

They made the slightest of contact and, although both were able to continue, the Kawasaki man came off second best with Davies letting the brakes off to get the inside line.

The Welshman took the victory and it means Rea's title celebrations are on hold, but he still leads the championship by 144 points from Davies with Tom Sykes another 13 points adrift

"I’m really happy after a good weekend and happy to go into the summer break healthy and looking forward to Jerez," Rea told WorldSBK.com.

"With three laps to go in race two Arturo my mechanic gave me a bit of a secret signal and I knew if I went then I could catch Chaz.

"Halfway around the last lap I realised it would be possible. I passed Chaz and went through clean. We had contact but I do not blame him for that – I would do the same – but I almost crashed at the same time.

"If I had won the championship here maybe my wife would not have spoken to me for a day or two because she is at home!

"I am really happy because we got another first and second on a race weekend and a bagful of points."

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