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

Checa (Althea Racing) scores race 2 podium in today's SBK round at Brno

Team Ducati Alstare
Fim Superbike World Championship
Race 14
Race 23

Carlos Checa

"We knew it would be hard at this track so I think we can be happy with third and fourth place finishes today. Despite the difficulties on the grid and at the start of race 1, I was able to stick with those ahead of me and maintain a good pace. I admit I had my doubts on the grid because there is no way of knowing whether conditions will change during the race but we made the right tyre choice. Having said that it was hard - I had trouble catching and then passing those in front. So, all things considered, and bearing in mind that Rea crashed in front of me on the last lap, final fourth position wasn’t so bad.
Then, in race 2, I started to lose grip in the final stages. There was no way I could keep up with Tom and Marco but I’m pleased that I was able to stay close and take third place. The team has worked really well together and it’s also thanks to the harmony in the garage that I was able to take these results today.

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