Davies feeling confident
After a tough start to the season, Aprilia ParkinGo rider Chaz Davies believes he is starting to come to terms with the demands of the World Superbike Championship.
"For the first few races there was either a crash or some bad luck one way or another," the 2011 World Supersport champion said.
"We're finishing races. That's positive and that is certainly more than I can say for the first part of the season," he told BBC Hereford and Worcester.
The man from Presteigne had an encouraging weekend at Donnington Park and then achieved his best result of the season at Salt Lake City, finishing seventh and fourth in the two races.
The 25-year-old followed up his Millar performance with a sixth place finish at Misano, despite starting on 21st on the grid.
"It's been a combination of quite a few things," the Welshman said of his improved results.
"At Donington, even though we got two finishes there, I wasn't really happy with the bike.
"We were too far off the pace for my liking even though seventh is not a bad finish.
"But it wasn't a great seventh as I felt I was too far off the winner at the end of the race.
"We've improved the middle part of the corner for me, just where I let go of the brakes and turn it into the apex.
"I want to make that point as short as possible to get through it as quickly as possible while still maintaining good exit speed.
"It's easier said than done but we managed to come up with a set-up in America which really helped.
"That helped me get a bit of a feel that I need so it was good and is definitely positive."