WSBK » PI winner Checa eager to keep spirits high

Popular Phillip Island race winner Carlos Checa heads to the second round of the World Superbike Championship in a buoyant mood

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March 24, 2010 7:01 PM
Last Edited 2230 days ago

I have to admit, I was shocked to see Checa beat the factory Ducks, and even more so take the win. This weekend's races it will be very interesting to see if he can continue to run at the front.

So many great racers in WSBK this year I might have to re-think who I picked as being the strongest. Still a long ways to go though.

916 - Unregistered

March 24, 2010 10:44 PM

Fourth with four laps to go, Third with three to go, second on the penultimate, and leading when, and only when, it counted, proper old school racecraft.
A joy to watch, thanks.

fan - Unregistered

March 25, 2010 8:06 PM

Doesn't deserve the nickname careless chucker any more but still inconsistent. Very good on a good day.
Posted by farmer giles

I'm curious. First two races of the season on a non factory bike that he is getting used to and scores a win out of it (in dramatic fashion I might add). How exactly does that make him inconsistant?

farmer giles

March 25, 2010 8:10 PM
Last Edited 2229 days ago

He's been around for ever..

Every now and then he trounces the field (Miller Park double, was it 08?) but he never really strings a good season together.

Edit: 1998- 4th in 500GP was his best year.

fan - Unregistered

March 25, 2010 9:01 PM

I understand he has been around forever.

Last year on the Ten Kate Honda was (in theory) a year for him to really shine. Ten kate and company had a decent showing last year (especially after the switch to Ohlins).

even though he is on a private bike, there's not a whole helelova lot to develop (unlike the Hondas). He's always been a talented rider, just never found the right bike or team (IMO).

I think he will have a strong showing throughout the year.

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