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Davies not ruling out 2006 return

Davies not ruling out 2006 return

Davies not ruling out 2006 return

Having had his season cut short by a funding problems, young British talent Chaz Davies has been back in action as he looks to attract possible suitors for a new ride. The former 250cc rider has recently been in America, competing in Formula Extreme and Supersport to keep him in the World Championship shop window.

Davies has been without a ride since Mugello, where he was replaced at the last minute by Franco Battaini in the Campetella Racing team. A subsequent re-appearance at Donington Park for the Molenaar Team was a one-off, as the Welshman replaced the injured Arnaud Vincent and suffered an unfortunate crash just three laps into the race.

Having impressed in his brief sojourn Stateside, Chaz spoke to about his future options.

"At the moment I'm looking at all sorts for next year. Personally I think I am too tall for a 250cc and, as much as I enjoy riding them, it just makes it very difficult. I have to start looking at 4-stroke options and have just come back from America racing Formula Extreme and Supersport. I had no problem adapting to a four stroke bike and got 8th in the Formula Extreme race with a gearbox problem. Fifth in the Supersport class is pretty respectable too, racing against some championship winners," said Davies of his trip to the USA, before suggesting that a return to MotoGP may arrive sooner than expected.

"I've had some wild card appearances pencilled in, for example in Brno and most recently for the upcoming race in Portugal. For one reason or another, they just haven't come through for me. There is still hope for another 2006 appearance for me with only one race left on the calendar though, so we'll see what happens."

MotoGP, 2006

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