Davies Sweeps World Superbike Doubledip
ARAGON, Spain — It was a Sunday to remember for Chaz Davies, who repeated first race success and got a double race victory at Aragon.
The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team rider was unstoppable under MotorLand Aragon heat and crossed the finish line with a big margin over Sylvain Guintoli, still championship leader after race two.
A race day to forget for second works Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty, who lost the front of his RSV4 on the opening lap of the race at two, straight after getting the holeshot ahead of Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team): 2012 WSBK runner-up was third at the checkered flag after pulling away from a tenacious Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia).
Fifth place was Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet), not as competitive as in race one, but still able to finish ahead of Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Jules Cluzel (FIXI Crescent Suzuki).
Race one was a perfect one for Davies, who got his maiden podium in the series last year on this very track.
Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) experienced technical problems – while they were on the lead – during lap 4 and 5 respectively and had to make their way back to the their garages. Aprilia works rider went back on track later on to test the RSV4 after the work done by his crew.
The positive note for Noale’s manufacturer comes from second and new championship leader (after Race 1) Sylvain Guintoli. BMW chances for a one-two were denied by a false neutral experienced by Marco Melandri, who then had to make his way through from fifth to third at the checkered flag.