Carlos Checa Carrera
Carlos Checa Carrera
Carlos Checa Carrera
TT Assen (WSBK'12)

Double podium for Althea Racing and its riders Checa and Giugliano today at Assen

Team Ducati Alstare
Fim Superbike World Championship
Race 11
Race 217

Carlos Checa

I’m more than satisfied with the result in Race 1, because conditions were already tricky in the first phase, let alone in the second! After the restart, there was little traction, little grip, and when I saw some of the others go down, I decided it was better to finish the race than risk a fall. Considering the conditions, probably one of the worst SBK races I’ve ever ridden, we’re happy with third place. Congratulations to Davide too who made a great race – he deserved the result.

In race 2 I made a mistake and take full responsibility for it. I chose to go out on a rain tyre as I though rain would come but I was wrong. I’m sorry I didn’t come straight back in to change it during the warm-up lap as, that way, I would have probably been able to close in the top ten but instead I waited and by then it was too late to be able to catch up. We turn the page and look ahead.

Results Photos