Carlos Checa is keen to rebound after throwing away a likely victory last time out at MMP.
The Althea Racing team and riders Carlos Checa and Davide Giugliano are all set for the 2012 World Superbike championship’s seventh event, the San Marino round, taking place at the Misano World Circuit this coming weekend.
This will be Checa’s fifth Superbike visit to the Misano World Circuit. He has had good and bad experiences here, the high being his double win just last season which he secured in spite of an interruption to race 2. Giugliano also has great memories of racing here last year; he triumphed in the Superstock 1000 race, winning it with more than a three second advantage over his closest rival.
Two weeks ago the Althea Racing team was in the United States where current champion Carlos stormed to victory in race 1 at the Miller Motorsports Park, his fourth win of the season so far. Unfortunately he did not score points in the second race, crashing out early on. Davide continued to demonstrate great promise with eleventh and seventh place finishes in the two races.
With six of the planned fourteen rounds already behind them, Checa now lies in fifth position in the standings with 130.5 points, while Davide is in ninth place with 64 points. Ducati continues to dominate in the manufacturer’s championship with 195.5 points to BMW’s 176....More here: