Superbikes - Monza WSBK: Top speed 'not everything' for Davies

Goldbet BMW's Chaz Davies will enjoy the straightline speed of his S1000RR at this weekend's full-of-straights Monza World Superbike round this weekend but says it isn't everything.

Superbikes - Monza WSBK: Top speed 'not everything' for Davies

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Monza WSBK: Top speed 'not everything' for Davies

The Welshman, who bagged a double at Motorland Aragon last month, is hoping for a better weekend than Assen where he didn't get past first Superpole but still bagged a good points haul. He has also been in the BMW windtunnel for aerodynamic work.

“I am looking forward to Monza. It is quite different to most circuits because the track has not many corners but very fast straights. We have been to the wind tunnel last week and we will try to transfer the things we learned there to Monza," said Davies.

"The track with its long straights should suit our powerful RR quite well, and I am confident that we will have one of the most competitive bikes in Monza. But power on the straights is not everything. We will work on further improving the chassis a little bit and on finding the best settings for this track.

"Overall, I hope for a smoother weekend than in Assen and then we will see how things go. The atmosphere at Italian races is always something special, the fans are so excited and you feel that Italy is the heart of Superbike racing in Europe. Hopefully everybody will have a good weekend and enjoy some exciting racing.”

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