WSBK » Checa takes rap for erroneous tyre choice


Carlos Checa says it is his fault he started the second race at Assen on full wet tyres despite the drying conditions.

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rca - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 8:26 PM

big mistake but honest enough to take the blame.likely to be at least 30 points off the lead after monza. will have to dig really deep to try and stay in the title race now.

undie21 - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 2:37 AM

GWS Brett.
Was Checa not also a lap down when he pulled that? Kind of similar to the move Marquez made on Luthi a couple weeks ago, except the edge of the track was not a skating rink for Luthi. I don't mind Checa, but these guys need to be penalized for this IMO. Nothing wrong with the passes themselves, but they can't move across the front of the other rider like that to get the better line into the corner. When you outbrake someone, many times, you have to sacrifice the line a bit.

Wim Kwanten - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 11:16 AM

Not a single word about what he did with McCormick. Even no sorry. That says it all...

I feel for McCormick and it is really strange that Aitchison received a warning for the Smrz crash, but Checa got away with it.

Geoff - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 12:24 PM

Cant believe he made the rookie mistake of NOT going with what the majority of you rivals were on. Whatever happens to the weather you are all in the same boat. Gave away a heap of points needlessly. Champ or Chump !

ol whinging women - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 4:10 PM

champ or chump,rookie mistake ffs,what kind of ol women r u, the guy has oozed class for a couple of seasons,with some impeccable and faultless riding,then he makes a bad call or took a big gamble, and all of a sudden hes a chump, what a bunch of old jinnys u are,not true race fans

pcxmac - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 5:39 AM

it is very similar, except that we cant tell if Checa swerved hard over in to McCormick right as they were entering a braking zone. What makes the Marquez incident so vile is that he intentionally pinned Luthi against the curb and did not allow him enough time to react and thus ran off the track. Checa looks to have just blown McCormick's doors off and he either reacted the wrong way or was denied his intended return line.

Osvaldo - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 9:35 AM

I couldn't believe it when Checa decided to go with full wet tyres in what was obviously a dry race!!! What an absolute stupid mistake to make. Couldn't he see that everybody else was either on full slicks, or intermediates!! It was ridiculous to say the least and resulted in Checa being responsible for McCormick suffering the injuries he has done! A complete disgrace!!!

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