Carlos Checa Carrera
Carlos Checa Carrera
Carlos Checa Carrera
Imola (WSBK'12)

Fantastic double win for Checa and Althea Racing in today's SBK races at Imola!

Team Ducati Alstare
Fim Superbike World Championship
Race 11
Race 21

Carlos Checa

Another incredible day, one more that I will never forget! At the beginning of race one I could see that Sykes had a very strong pace but I stuck with him. When I realized that he was beginning to have trouble in certain places, I took the opportunity to get past him. Then I was able to build a small advantage which meant I could finish comfortably ahead. It was all an unknown today with the much colder conditions, we didn’t know what tyre to use but we took the risk of using that which we’d tested during the practice sessions (but on a much warmer track) – it was a risk but it paid off.

The second race was very similar to the first. I made a small mistake near the beginning but was then able to find my rhythm. I thank my team, the sponsor and of course the fans – it’s always great to win in Italy and I thank the spectators with whom I share these great emotions.

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