The Superbike circus has landed in Misano, without a doubt, Ducati's turf, and Chaz Davies wants to honor it. The first day in Romagna for the Welshman was difficult, but not that much. The eighth place in the combined ranking is not an excellent result, but not too bad either, and that leaves hope for improving tomorrow.
"It was a positive first day," started Chaz, "although the position is not great. Given that the sensations I perceived are not bad, I have a lot of room for improvement."
To make the task more difficult for all the riders was the very slippery asphalt to which was added a problem with a tire during FP2 for Chaz. So there was more than one obstacle for n.7, who still managed to show a smile.
"The track was slippery today, so I think it was difficult for everyone to reach good times. In the first part of the afternoon round, I also believe I had a flawed tire. I stopped to change it," he said, "and the sensations were immediately much better."
Now everyone's thoughts are aimed at tomorrow, where there is little time to work before starting to get serious. In fact, only the FP3 will allow the Welshman to work on his bike, before opening the dances with the Superpole.
"We don't have much time tomorrow to do what I want, but we're working hard on the set-up to get it right, and we'll continue to do so."