Those who travel following the Superbike World Championship know that Magny Cours is almost never their favorite round. Beautiful track and friendly people ... but the weather is always inclement, with rain and humidity almost always ruining the races an making any staying quite unpleaseant.
This time everything went differently. Sun and almost summer weather. Our guys? Two excellent performances for Chaz Davies, at the finish line as best independent, and two excellent races also for Federico Caricasulo, who however is not happy. And you see it from the very dry statements. What can we say? Good luck to our people ... and a have a nice trip to you too if you come to Spain by motorbike. From old travelers we have learned one thing: you must always follow the summer!
CHAZ DAVIES: RACE1 7th
“It was an OK Race! To be honest I am not really happy because I felt like we had a little bit better pace than the one we showed. I was just struggling a bit in the group, to ride my lines and my style. It was a bit difficult to stop the bike and reacts with the other riders in the breaking area. So, I had to give some margin there and then it was affecting my ability to set-up passes and to make passes. The Race was a bit frustrating in some ways, but of course it was good to finish Best Independent in the end; overall the bike didn’t feel too bad, we had a couple of things that we can work on for tomorrow, but overall the main thing is to try to understand how we can race a little bit better with the other bikes.”
CHAZ DAVIES: RACE2 5th
"Good solid Race! I didn’t have the same troubles as yesterday, where I was struggling to stop the bike. To be honest I think it was because the group was a little bit less busy than it was yesterday. It helps when you can do your own things and ride the bike in the way that we know how. I tried to follow Locatelli, to look for an opportunity, but he was solid, he had a good pace and not making mistakes. I lost a little the ground with him and then I came back. At the same time we were catching Scott, so I thought “I let Locatelli set the pace” and in the last laps I tried to find an opportunity to pass, but I didn’t have much more than that. We suffered a little bit with grip, but the pace of our bike was similar to Scott, so I am happy with that!"
"Disappointing races under all expectations, we will make up for the next ones"