Carlos Checa Carrera
Carlos Checa Carrera
Carlos Checa Carrera
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Portimao (WSBK'12)
23/09/2012

Checa (Althea Racing) returns to the podium in race 1 at Portimao this afternoon


Team Ducati Alstare
Fim Superbike World Championship
Race 12
Race 25

Carlos Checa

"Second position is very positive, considering the rain, and the fact that the race was stopped. It was difficult because Tom defended himself well and it was very risky to overtake. I had to be careful to control tyre wear as it was drying out later in the race of course. At the end I tried to improve my pace, and maybe I had better pace than Tom in the final stages but I could see no clear place to overtake. Anyway we are very happy, I thank my team that has done a great job all weekend; this is a great result.
In the second race I was there with the leading group but then I had a problem and I couldn’t push, I didn’t know what it was but I deactivated and then reactivated the traction control and this seemed to solve it. I was able to catch up a lot of positions but it wasn’t easy, the bike wasn’t as easy to ride as it had been in the practice sessions. Considering all that happened I think fifth is a good result. Now we will concentrate on finishing the season in the best possible way at MagnyCours.
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