WSBK – Davies takes Race Two win at Aragon

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After finishing on the podium with a second place in Race One, Chaz Davies took a stunning win in Race Two at Aragon.

Starting from third row, Davies bided his time early on, then took the lead with five laps to go and never looked back.

Kawasaki’s Jonny Rea pushed Davies all the way, running wide into the entry of the chicane at turn 12 and losing his chance to attack Davies on the long final corner. Rea was just 1.184 seconds back at the flag, for his fourth podium finish of the 2018 season.

Davies took the 7th win of his career at Aragon and second of the season.

Davies said: “I had to really work hard for this win, coming from 8th place on the grid. I knew we could pull through, but in the first few laps I didn’t have the feeling I was hoping for.

“We opted for a softer rear tire and I was expecting to have more stability, but the rear kept spinning a bit so I stayed patient without trying to force my way through. Then, I made some passes and found myself in a good position to ride my own race.

“I’m really, really happy to have sealed my seventh win here at Aragon. Thanks to the whole team and Ducati. I can’t wait to race again next weekend in Assen.”

Adding to an already memorable Sunday, rookie Michael Ruben Rinaldi finished in seventh position, first among the independent riders, with the Aruba Racing – Junior Team.

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