Davies sets sights on Assen podium

Davies got the better of Championship leader Jonathan Rea from Kawasaki in Race 2 at Motorland Aragon last weekend to secure the first SBK victory for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team.

Next up is the Dutch TT and the Welshman, who also has three podium positions to his name this season, is targeting another top-three spot despite not having the best of records in the Netherlands.

"Assen’s enjoyable to ride but it’s always a challenge to get the bike to work well around the entire track, with some quite different sections, " the 28-year-old, who finished P7 and P8 in 2014, said.

"I’ve never been able to make the best of it in Superbike, and my results have been fairly average, while in Supersport I took a win.

"My aim this weekend, and every weekend, is to be on the podium, and then we’ll try to pick up wins where we can.

"I feel that we’ve learned a lot over the last couple of weekends, even when things have not been going so well, and I think that this will be important this weekend; we know where we stand in terms the chassis and that is particularly relevant at Assen I think."