Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri to Race for BMW Motorrad in 2013

Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri to Race for BMW Motorrad in 2013

The rider line-up for the new BMW Motorrad team to race in the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship takes shape. Chaz Davies (GBR) will ride a factory BMW S1000RR next season becoming the new teammate of Marco Melandri (ITA). The 25-year-old Welshman is the reigning World Supersport Champion and is competing in his debut year for ParkinGo Aprilia in the FIM Superbike World Championship in 2012. He has had some strong performances throughout the season and has already stood on the WSBK podium four times, most recently by winning the second race at the Nürburgring yesterday.

“We are happy that we can welcome Chaz to the BMW Motorrad family,” says Andrea Buzzoni, General Manager BMW Motorrad Italia, who will take responsibility for the BMW Motorrad factory team from next season. “On his way through the ranks, Chaz showed how talented and fast he is. His title win in the Supersport World Championship in 2011 was impressive proof of that. And in his current debut season in the Superbike World Championship, it did not take him long to win his first race. We are convinced that Marco and Chaz will form a premium rider line-up, and that in combination with the BMW S1000RR, we will have one of the strongest packages in the World Championship.”

Profile: Chaz Davies

Date of birth: February 10, 1987
Place of birth: Knighton (Wales)
Place of residence: The Barn, Lower Kinsham, Preteigne (GBR)
Family status: In a relationship with Hattie Hughes
Height: 6’0″ (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs. (70 kg)
Hobbies: Motocross, Supermoto, Riding bicycles, fun things with friends and family
Passion: Books, movies, music, his bike Specialized Tarmac SL3, Italian food, his dog Prince
First bike: Lem MV
First race: 1999 Aprilia Challenge
Superbike World Championship record: 21 races, 1 win, in total 4 podium finishes
Career highlight: 2011 World Supersport Champion, 2008 Winner Daytona 200, 2007 AMA Championship 2 podiums / 2 pole positions, 2007 wild card in MotoGP (final three races), 2003-2006 250cc World Championship, 2002 125cc World Championship, 2001 British 125cc Championship (Youngest ever winner of a British 125cc Championship race at the age of 14 years and 5 months)
Website: www.chaz-davies.com

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