Chaz Davies – Official Ducati Superbike rider Chaz Davies has never hidden that he would like to drive in Moto GP. In the 2017 his dream might be realized, if there will be conditions.
For Aprilia, BMW and Ducati Chaz Davies won by 2012 a total of 41 podiums and 13 victories. In 2014 for the Ducati factory team he conquered 31 podiums, including nine victories, two pole positions and 14 fastest laps. He is now behind the Kawasaki of Rea and Tom Sykes in Superbike World Championship. In 2015, we saw Davies at Motorland Aragon for the first time over a Ducati 1199 R. An event that made him one of the Borgo Panigale’s immortals. Davies knows that the experience and achievements in the Superbike championship with Ducati can open him the doors of the Moto GP. Not mandatory though. In 2017, Ducati Moto GP Team factory will have already Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso. The customer team Pramac, Aspar and Asia could potentially be interesting.
Chaz Davies doesn’t want Pramac Team
“I’m talking with Ducati on the extension of my Superbike contract.” said Davies at SPEEDWEEK.com. “The discussions have progressed, but I don’t still signed. I want to focus on. At least until I have a place in MotoGP. I need the right technical support. Such an offer that I couldn’t ignore there is at the moment, but… “. Is it Pramac the only way? “Definitely, but they need the right technician.” added Davies. “Because I have always driven for them. It might be a good chance for me, but for now I prefer not to consider it. So, I’m almost 30 years old and I don’t want to waste my time trying to be happy with a tenth place. This does not interest me.”
Probably in 2017 Ducati will “test” Andrea Dovizioso. If the Italian rider will be not the ideal teammate of Lorenzo, the brand might decide to call Davies. So, it would be a great opportunity for the Superbike champion.