Davies counting on home advantage at Misano

Aruba.it Racing Ducati rider Chaz Davies is hoping for another dominant home performance in Italy at this weekend’s World Superbike event at Misano.

In May, at Imola, Davies was untouchable winning both races at his team's home round and in front of their home fans he hopes to try and repeat that double victory this weekend.

At Misano, the 30-year-old Davies has not enjoyed too much success having only been on the rostrum once, in Race 1 in 2015.

In the current World Superbike rider standings, Kawasaki duo Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes are both ahead of Davies in third spot 75 points behind dominant leader Rea after six rounds of racing. 

In a press release issued by Aruba.it Racing Ducati, Davies said the home fans' support always gives him extra motivation. 

"I feel good heading into the second Italian round of the year," Davies said. "The home fans' support is always worth a lot: it's humbling, enjoyable, and gives you an extra motivation. 

"We have yet to step on the podium at Misano and we need to put it right because we always had the pace there. 

"Last year we were particularly strong, but the ball just didn't bounce our way as we crashed and then were pushed off the track during the races. 

"The testing was good, we just need to put together a few bits and pieces but our window has been defined and we won't make any radical changes. 

"We defined a couple of potential directions to try and that's where we'll start from in FP1."