WSBK: Chaz Davies Announces His Retirement From Motorcycle Racing.

Published on September 23, 2021
By Dawn Hammersley

Chaz Davies Will Retire From The World Superbike Paddock At The End Of The 2021 Season.

Welsh World Superbike rider Chaz Davies has announced 2021 will be his last season competing in the World Superbike paddock and he will retire from the World Superbike Championship. Chaz isn’t looking for other opportunities in the racing world but if something would present itself, such as a testing role, he would consider it.

Chaz began his motorcycling career in 1995 at the young age of eight, competing in the British Mini Moto Series. In 1999 he made the step-up to Junior Road Racing, he was allowed to take part in the Aprilia Challenge 125cc Championship at just the age of 12. A year later he set a new lap record at Donington Park National Circuit and was crowned ‘Superteen of the year’.

Chaz joined the WorldSBK paddock back in 2010, after competing in both the 125cc and 250cc World Championships. He was won The WorldSSP Championship Title in 2011, he then moved-up to the WorldSBK Championship riding for Aprilia, Chaz claimed a victory in his rookie season. Chaz was voted the 2011 BBC Wales Sports Personality of the year.

Chaz has raced for BMW and Ducati along side Aprilia, he has a total of 99 podiums and 32 wins from his 263 appearances. Chaz has been riding for The Go Eleven Racing Team this season, with a best place finish of second at Estoril.

Chaz Davies – Team GoEleven

“Unfortunately, in some ways, fortunately in other ways, this will be my last season in WorldSBK,” Davies said at Jerez on Thursday evening. “Obviously it’s a decision that has not come easily and taken a lot of thought, because I’m a strong believer that when you’re done, you’re done and to me the timing seems right to make this decision.
“Very difficult, a lot of deliberation, especially being here at the circuit again – it even felt different just walking in a couple of hours ago to make this announcement, you need to change something in your head and anyway here we are.
“There’s a lot of reasons behind it, a lot of deliberation and wondering if it’s the right move but I’m very confident – happy and sad at the same time – that it is the right decision. And just ready to turn the page and open up the next chapter.

We wish Chaz all the best for his next chapter after leaving the World Superbike Paddock.

Featured Image: Chaz Davies Racing.


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