Superbikes: Chaz Davies

Chaz Davies
Chaz Davies has claimed 14 podium finishes from 20 races so far this season

Chaz Davies has renewed his contract to stay with his Racing Ducati Superbike team next year.

The Welshman, 28, is currently second in the general standings thanks to 14 podium finishes, including four wins, from his 20 races so far.

Davies' co-rider, Davide Giugliano, has also agreed a new deal.

"I'm very happy to have put pen to paper for another year with Ducati and the Racing - Ducati Superbike Team," Davies said.

"This year we've made progress race after race, obtaining some very strong results especially in recent months.

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"I believe it is important - for me, the team and for Ducati - to keep that continuity and I consider this a really good opportunity, because I am confident about the development and improvement in performance.

"Together with Ducati and the team, we've continued to move in the right direction right from the start, but we can do more and I'm convinced that next year the bike will allow me to be even faster.

"The contract renewal is great payback for my work and I hope to be able to reward the team and Ducati with great results in 2016."

Davies is back in action in Jerez this weekend at the Spanish round of the Superbike World Championship, with two more rounds remaining this season after that.

The Welshman has 308 points in the overall standings, splitting the Kawasaki pair of fellow Brits Jonathan Rea - leading on 452 points - and Tom Sykes in third on 295.