Checa expects opposition to be tougher than ever

“We start the season with high expectations, having won in both the Superbike and Superstock categories last year. We know it won't be easy as the competition is very strong but we will do our best to repeat last year's incredible performance, knowing that we can count on the experience gained by our men in the field during 2011.”

In addition to Unibat, TIM (Telecom Italia's mobile phone brand) and SNAI (Italy's largest gaming and betting group) are two significant backers in particular, bolstering the team's efforts to provide Checa with the best opportunity possible to retain the World Superbike crown this season.

The team will travel to Phillip Island in Australia next week to compete in the final tests ahead of the opening round of the championship at the venue on February 26.

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rusjel - Unregistered

February 01, 2012 10:24 PM

Doesn't have the courage to ride with the number 1 plate Shay? Like when he was crashing his brains out learning to ride an NSR500? Or pushing Dunlop's MotoGP tires to the hilt on the Tech3? Or getting straight up after a HUGE get off at Phillip Island in '06 then putting the GP6 Duke on the front row, then a podium? You can level a number of criticisms at this man, lack of ticker is not one of them. Go Carlos!

Digger - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 9:34 AM

At last hardasnails, somebody else who regognises that Carlos won by riding the best, not by "having the best bike", he rode excellently last year, and fully deserved the title. And to say he doesn't have the "courage" to use the number 1 plate, does that mean also that Barry Sheene "didnt have the courage" Or valentino Rossi "doesn't have the courage?" Or countless others who have insisted on using there own number? Honestly, some of the stupid comments on here!!!

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