CHAZ Davies will take part in his 200th championship race at Luguna Seca in California this weekend.

The ninth round of the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) sees the Presteigne ace return to one of his favoured stamping grounds having won three and ended second in his previous 11 races on the track.

Davies was the last Ducati rider to win on the track in 2017 with the 32 year old arriving in the USA with the aim of kick starting a disappointing campaign.

Davies endured a poor weekend in the eighth round at Donington Park last weekend, scraping seventh and ninth place finishes in race two and the superpole having ended as low as 10th in race one.

The result left Davies in eighth position in the WSBK standings.

The Presteigne star conceded it had been a testing campaign so far.

“The last couple of races have been really tough for me, especially last weekend at Donington, where I still had problems in getting the best feeling with the bike,” said Davies.

“So I’m looking forward to going straight to Laguna Seca before the summer break.

“It’s always been a decent track for me and I’ve had some wins there in the past, so it’s a good opportunity to try and improve our results before the break.

“We need it because we are simply not competitive enough at the moment.”