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Davies determined to shake off bad luck

Davies determined to shake off bad luck

Davies determined to shake off bad luck

Chaz Davies faced bitter disappointment at Brno as the Briton was forced to retire after being hit from behind in the early stages of the race. Having started from 15th on the grid, Davies seemed at ease in the hard-riding privateers pack when bad luck stroke again and his race was cut-short, leading to his third consecutive retirement.

"I got away quite well and was in a decent group in the first few laps," explained Davies. "I was catching the group with West, Smrz and Debon and was feeling pretty comfortable, just trying to get in a good rhythm, and then I think it was in the fourth or the fifth lap I was hit from behind. I sort of semi-stayed on it, but I couldn't slow the bike in the gravel and the barriers were coming, so that was the end of my race."

Davies now hopes to re-ignite his 2005 campaign at the Motegi in Japan, a track from which he has bittersweet memories as he clinched an impressive 11th position back in 2003, in his rookie 250cc season, while last year he suffered a broken foot at the Japanese venue.

"We have a good two weeks off before Motegi. I've done OK there in the past so I can look forward to it. This is my style of circuit and when we get hopefully my luck improves."

Tags:
250cc, 2005, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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