COUNTY motorcycle aces Chaz Davies and Luke Jones both had a weekend to remember by claiming victories on the continent.

Davies, from Kinsham, near Presteigne, claimed a double win in the latest World Superbike Championship meeting at Magny Cours in France, while Hereford's Jones gained his first ever British Supersport victory the feature race at Assen, Holland.

Davies' success means he is now just 33 points behind second-placed Tom Sykes in the championship standings.

Talking about his win in the second race, Davies said he had to bide his time to take the lead.

"I really struggled in the early part of the race and kind of dropped off," he said.

"Tom's pace was good and I was doing the same pace as I was doing on Friday.

"I was hoping they would drop off in the end, which they did and they pushed each other wide in the hairpin and I took the opportunity to put some distance between myself and them.

"I was really struggling to get the opportunity to pass without taking a massive risk.

"But the door opened and I put in some good laps to finish the race.

"It's definitely one of the sweetest wins of my career."

Meanwhile, Jones said he was delighted to claim his maiden win.

"We've been trying this for a few years now and I've said for the last few rounds that we need to get a win," said Jones, who rides an Acumen Industrial Services Triumph bike, which is owned by his uncle Neil.

"We started off really steadily and, to be honest, for the first few laps, I wasn't sure of the pace.

"I saw [Andrew] Irwin go past and I thought, 'there goes the win'.

"But with every lap, I got more and more confidence and I got past him."

Jones cruised to victory, winning by 9.515 seconds ahead of Joe Francis.