CHAZ Davies will count on home support in the ninth round of the World Superbike Championships (WSBK) in Misano this weekend.

The Presteigne star was injured on the Italian track last season but remained confident of success in front of a legion of Ducati fans.

Davies said: “I enjoy the track and its atmosphere.

“I think our past results there have yet to reflect our speed despite the fact that it probably is not the best track for us.

“Last year we were leading the race until the incident during the last lap. It’s going to be a hot weekend so tire management will be crucial.

“It’s also important to go into the summer break with momentum so hopefully we can use the home factor to our advantage.”