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Rider: Chaz Davies
Machine: 1199 Panigale (#19)
Born: February 10, 1987 in Presteigne, England
A native of Wales, Chaz Davies began his early motorcycle racing career competing in the British Mini Moto series. The youngster conquered the series for three straight years before advancing to Junior Road Racing in 1999. In the same year 12-year-old Davies also competed in the Aprilia 125cc Championship. The Brit soon made a name for himself in the 125 series, and in 2000 Davies placed second in the division. Determined to forge a professional racing career, he became a well-known fixture in the AMA Formula Xtreme championship prior to moving into the AMA Supersport series in 2008.
Davies’ 2008 season started off with a bang as he won the Daytona 200 with his teammate, Steve Rapp, finishing runner-up. Afterward Davies left Kawasaki to join the Factory Aprilia Millenium Technologies Team for 2009, racing the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike division on the Aprilia RSV1000R. He had roller-coaster results with his best performances netting two second-place finishes. Davies then competed briefly in World Supersport during 2009, racing with ParkinGO Triumph and earning a top-five finish at Imola.
In 2010 Davies improved significantly and posted one of his best seasons yet. He finished on the podium four times throughout the season and had top-five results in nearly every race. Taking fourth overall in the standings, Davies found major success with the Triumph team.
After winning the 2011 World Supersport Championship, Davies moved up to World Superbike to ride for ParkinGO MTC Racing aboard an Aprilia RSV4. The start of his season was markedly rough, with three DNFs and a 14th place finish through the first four races. Things picked up as the season progressed though, and he eventually found his pace earning four podiums and a race win at Nurburgring. He finished the year in ninth overall.
Davies’ move to the BMW Motorrad GoldBet team in 2013 saw him become a more potent podium threat than in 2012. He followed up a 4-17 result in the season opener with a double win at Aragon. Though he was unable to replicate that feat throughout the remainder of the season, he did come away with one more race win and three additional rostrums. Davies finished fifth in overall standings for the year.
BMW discontinued its factory team following the 2013 season and Davies was picked up by the new Ducati factory effort. He will ride alongside new teammate Davide Giugliano in 2014.
2013 – 5th World Superbike – BMW
2012 – 9th World Superbike – Aprilia
2011 – 1st World Supersport – Yamaha
2010 – 4th World Supersport – Triumph
2009 – 20th World Supersport – Triumph
2009 – 9th AMA Daytona SportBike – Aprilia
2008 – 6th AMA Supersport – Kawasaki
2008 – 5th AMA Formula Xtreme – Kawasaki
2007 – 6th AMA Formula Xtreme – Yamaha
2007 – 13th AMA Supersport – Yamaha
2006 – 45th AMA Formula Xtreme – Yamaha
2006 – 40th AMA Supersport – Yamaha
2006 – 32nd 250cc MotoGP – Honda
2005 – 16th 250cc Moto GP – Aprilia
2004 – 13th 250cc Moto GP – Aprilia
2003 – 14th 250cc Moto GP – Aprilia
2002 – 29th 125cc Moto GP – Aprilia
2001 – 7th British 125cc Championship
2000 – 2nd Aprilia 125cc Challange – Aprilia
1999 – 6th Aprilia 125cc Challange – Aprilia
1998 – 1st Paul Godward Trophy Championship
1998 – 1st Mini Moto British Junior Championship
1997 – 1st Mini Moto British Junior Championship
1996 – 1st Mini Moto British Junior Championship
1995 – 5th Mini Moto British Junior Championship