Ducati rider Chaz Davies is hoping to claim a maiden victory at this weekends World Superbike event taking place at Donington Park, having improved year-on-year.
Having claimed four podiums over the last three years at Donington, it still remains one of the few circuits where the British rider has yet to claim a victory in his Superbike career and being his home round it is something Davies would love to accomplish this weekend.
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Davies, who sits second in the rider standings with 162 points well behind Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea on 209 after five races, is hoping to take “the next step” to challenge Rea’s dominance in the championship.
“Donington is a track I really enjoy, the atmosphere there is awesome and the home crowd support is always great,” Davies said. “My first time out there was back in 1999 and I had some great results with two-strokes, but not yet with Superbike, unfortunately.
“We’ve made improvements every year and it seems that we have been getting closer to our main rivals around there, so the goal is to find the next step and hopefully we’ll have some results to cap off the weekend nicely.”