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Chaz Davies

2011 World Supersport champion Chaz Davies moved to Ducati in 2014 to compete in the WSBK championship, finishing second overall inthe 2015, 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Date of Birth: February 10, 1987

Hometown: Knighton, Wales

Hobbies: Cooking, Cycling and Motocross

Chaz started racing in the British Mini Moto championship in 1995, moving up to Junior Road racing in 1999. In the same season he was given special dispensation at the age of 12 to take part in the Aprilia Challenge 125cc championship, finishing sixth overall and being the only rider to finish every race in a points scoring position.

In 2001 Chaz moved to the British 125 Championship, becoming the youngest winner of a British Championship race at Thruxton at the age of 14 years and five months. The same season he also competed at all rounds of the Spanish national 125 Championship.

The following season Chaz switched to the 125cc world championship series racing an Aprilia for the Team Matteoni Racing outfit, thus becoming the youngest rider to compete in a full season of GP racing.

In 2007 Chaz raced in the AMA Championship, racing for the Celtic Racing Yamaha team before moving to the Attack Kawasaki team the following season, winning the prestigious Daytona 200 race.

Chaz made the switch to World Supersport in 2009, racing for Triumph. He stayed with the team for the 2010 season and took podiums at Valencia, Kyalami and Brno.

In 2011 he switched to Yamaha machinery, scoring eight podiums and six wins on his way to securing the World Supersport title.

Chaz moved up to WSBK in 2012 racing for the ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia squad, taking four podium finishes and a race win as he finished fourth in the rider standings.

The following year he joined the BMW Mottorrad Goldbet team, taking three wins and three podiums to finish the season in fifth place overall.

Chaz’s strong performance caught the eye of the factory Ducati WSBK team and he raced the 1199 Panigale in the 2014 season, finishing sixth overall in the championship.

The following season Chaz scored the bike’s first win, at Aragon, and this was followed by victories at Laguna Seca (a double win), Sepang and Jerez. These results powered him to the runner-up slot in the championship.

In 2016 Chaz finished third overall in the final standings, but piloted the factory Panigale bike to eleven wins after dominating the final six rounds of the championship.

In 2017, Chaz further cemented his top-contender status by finishing the season as runner-up and taking seven wins overall.

2018 saw Chaz once again challenge for the title, taking two wins, six second-place finishes and four-third place finishes on his was to runner-up in the overall standings.

Career Highlights:

2018 – WSBK runner-up
2017 – WSBK runner-up
2015 – WSBK runner-up
2011 – World Supersport Champion
2007 – Daytona 200 Winner
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