Checa looking to turn tide at Silverstone

Carlos Checa heads to Silverstone looking to increase a championship lead that is coming under increasing threat from Max Biaggi.
Carlos Checa is confident he can score a good result in the ninth round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Silverstone, despite concerns that the high-speed nature of the circuit will not suit his bike.

Checa, who has led the WSBK standings from the first race of the season, heads to the British round with an advantage of 30 points over Max Biaggi, down from the 72 point margin he commanded just four races ago.

Furthermore, Checa endured one of his tougher race weekends at Silverstone last year aboard the Althea Ducati, coming away with a seventh and tenth place scoresheet as he and his 1098R counterparts struggled with the circuit's fast layout.

Despite this, Checa is a fan of the revised Silverstone circuit and is optimistic that he can still come away with a set of good results this time around.

“I really like the Silverstone track, despite the straights where we'll suffer a little,” he said. “I'm however optimistic and excited to see the brand new paddock area and the changes that have been made in the last year.

“I have many British friends and if, as forecast, the weather stays good, it will no doubt be a great weekend. We will work as always to find the best possible set-up and I can say that I am revved up and feeling confident.”

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Pete - Unregistered

July 28, 2011 10:56 AM

Think he might struggle to keep Max's Aprilia and probably the works Yamaha's behind him at Silverstone unless the good old English weather can throw a spanner into the works.

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