Chaz Davies is hoping to finally cash-in the points on his new Ducati when he resumes his World Superbikes campaign in Thailand.
The Knighton-born rider is eighth in the championship standings with 15 points after a disappointing opening round in Australia.
Davies had to see new team-mate Alvaro Bautista sweep to an historic hat-trick of wins at Phillip Island as he made the most of the new Panigale V4 R bike
“The next race is Thailand, where I think we’ve probably got a bigger bank of information now so that’s something to work on,” said the Aruba.it Racing rider.
“As for me, from a comfort point of view and understanding the bike, I’m going into Thailand knowing it much better than what I did when I turned up at Phillip Island, which is positive.
“We had a win and a third place last year which were good results so it shows we’ve got pace there, it’s just a matter of getting the bike in the ballpark.
“I’m looking forward to Thailand and I think that we can do a lot better than what we did in Australia as long as we can put the information to good use.”
Davies will be hoping to repeat his victory on the Buriram track last year which is hosting Superbikes for a fifth time.
The 4.554 km track incorporates 12 turns with the heat also a major factor.
Circuit Record: Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 1’32.814 (176.64 km/h) – 2018
Fastest Lap: Rea (Kawasaki) 1’33.436 (175.46 km/h) – 2017
Track Length: 4.554 km
Race Distance: 2 x 20 laps (91.081 km)
Corners: 12 (5 left, 7 right)
Race 1: 1. Rea (Kawasaki); 2. Fores (Ducati); 3. Davies (Ducati)
Race 2: 1. Davies (Ducati); 2. Van der Mark (Yamaha); 3. Lowes (Yamaha)
Chaz Davies Career Stats
SBK Races: 178
First SBK Race: 2012 Imola
First Win: 2012 Nürburgring
Pole Positions: 6
First Pole: 2015 Laguna Seca
World Titles: 1 (2011 Supersport)