Runaway World Superbike Championship leader Carlos Checa heads to his home round at Motorland Aragon hoping his exceptional success so far this year will tempt spectators out to support him.

The Spaniard has been in remarkable form aboard the Althea Ducati so far this season, winning eight of the twelve races thus far, including the last four in the United States and Italy.

As such, Checa is hoping the fans will make the effort to come and cheer him out at Motorland Aragon this season, which makes its debut on the WSBK calendar in place of the Valencia round.

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"I really liked the track when we tested there last winter and we now travel there in the best possible circumstances," said Checa, who commands a 72 point lead in the overall standings heading to Motorland Aragon. "It is a left-handed track and as you know I prefer those, though I'm also getting to grips with right-handers too!

"I'm really enthusiastic and happy to race in my home country. It's the first time that Superbikes come to Aragon and I would love to give the Spanish public two great races. Spanish interest in the SBK championship is on the rise and so I hope that this event can help promote the championship from a media point of view.

"I think the fans will really enjoy themselves this weekend. I thank everyone that has worked to make the Motorland Aragon event a reality."

Though it has enjoyed vast success at MotoGP level over recent years, Spain is yet to have a World Superbike Champion.