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Checa rebuilds advantage with Silverstone doubt

Camier followed in fifth after a somewhat unsatisfying day, well up on a battle for sixth that went the way of Sylvain Guintoli, the Frenchman snatching the place off John Hopkins on the final lap.

Hopkins had battled it out with former MotoGP rivals Biaggi and Melandri for several laps, but fell back towards the end to cross the line in seventh position behind Guintoli and just ahead of Leon Haslam.

Michel Fabrizio and Ayrton Badovini completed the top ten, ahead of Jakub Smrz, Maxime Berger, James Toseland – who lost time when he ran off the circuit on the opening lap – Mark Aitchison and Jon Kirkham.

Alex Lowes's fairly dismal British WSBK outing ended in the pit lane for his second retirement of the day, while Noriyuki Haga, Troy Corser and Joan Lascorz were also forced to curtail their race's early.




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some1 - Unregistered

July 31, 2011 6:11 PM

Should they disqualify other Ducati because get beaten by other bike? What is this joke SBK championship? Only Japanese bike allowed to win? Yes, Ducati has a big advantage named Carlos Checa who had his peak moment in his racing career as he get older.

ritchy - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 9:04 AM

There are riders who have been around for years and have always struggled but then will finally 'click' with a particular bike, Checa is one of these riders (just like Elias last year in MOTO2) he has finally got a bike which he looks so comfortable on and everything seems to be working for him, the 1098 has been around for a few years now so there is no advantage otherwise something would of been said a few years ago, nothing stopping the other manufactures making a 1200 twin if they want, the Ducati 1098 is not a fast bike in a straight line everything else passes it especially the Aprila so once again there is no advantage. Checa has battled and crashed hard for years (I think he even came back from a stroke at one time) Carlos Checa DESERVES the title this year and good for him!



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