WSBK » Disappointed Checa loses out in straight-line fight

Carlos Checa reiterates his frustrations at his Althea Ducati's top speed disadvantage after struggling to replicate his qualifying pace over a race.

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Rca - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 6:59 PM

Was not meant to be this year carlos. At every round he dominated practice the team made a mistake or bad weather or REA stepped in to mess it up. Yes he made his own mistakes but just a fair rub and he could well have taken title number two


August 27, 2012 2:20 AM

re: "Checa's first race would last less than three laps after making contact with former team-mate Jonathan Rea on the entry to the final corner."

rea the ruiner.

re: Claiming the Honda rider didn't leave him enough room as they leant into the corner"

and he's right. johnny also contributed mightily to the biaggi/haslam wreck.

SloeGin - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 5:40 AM

Bumper Bike Bozo Rea!

He has done this all year. Race Direction and Safety need to step up and suspend this guy. He will get himself or others hurt...BAD...sooner rather than later!

Liebig - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 6:44 AM

As much as I like Max and Rea did in fact sway out a bit to his left, but Max carried way too much speed to ever make it into the corner. He out-braked himself in his effort to get by Rea. Bigtime.
First race incident. Yes I was really pewed-off with Rea, but that was just a racing incident. Checa must've seen him well before they started leaning in and he was (in my book) just scared to go out onto the wet part of the track - so he actually leaned into Jonny, not vice versa.
Replays are great to look at when feelings run off with ya...


August 27, 2012 8:03 AM

You people are blind.

Once Rea was PAST Checa as he technically was, it was CHECA'S duty to make his way through the corner. But he didn't want to give up position. Rea got past and had to do what he could to get through the corner. Carlos could easily backed off, given HIMSELF some more room and gone through the corner easily enough.

As for the top speed issue, no-one is forcing Ducati to run a V-Twin, they choose that all by themselves, no doubt for the NUMEROUS OTHER ADVANTAGES it holds. Do all the other manufacturers complain about the Ducati cornering advantage? The Torque advantage? The tyre advantage? NO, THEY DON'T. Ducati already has a 200cc engine size advantage, WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT?!?!?!


August 27, 2012 8:06 AM

The Ducati 999 competed very well against other 1000cc bikes, it DOMINATED THE CHAMPIONSHIP, so now, if they can't make the 1198 compete, surely it's up to them?

The 1199 claims to make 195bhp in production form, that's more than the BMW, the Kawasaki, the Honda, the Yamaha, the Aprilia, hell, it's ALMOST as much as a ZX-1400!!! So surely they could make a 1000cc V2 with no restricters and the same weight competitive!

Rca - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 8:17 AM

No we are not blind even the current world champion a rider of vast experience finds it difficult when he has his bars clipped. And as for the rest of the rant give it a rest i prefered it when you only went on and on and on about kawasaki tyre life

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