Aragon WSBK: Bee sting adds to Checa's woes
Alstare Ducati's Carlos Checa was stung by a bee as well as the lack of top speed from his 1199 Panigale during yesterday's World Superbike double-header at Motorland Aragon.
The former champion came away with a just a handful of points from his home round, saying a lack of speed and some problems with setup conspired to hold him back but added that he couldn't have expected any more.
"I think there has been some improvement on the chassis side, although I still had trouble through the corners – in race one I was struggling to find the apex. At a certain point I realized I’d been stung by a bee and in the final laps my shoulder started to give me some trouble, so there were definitely a few problems to contend with," said Checa.
"Despite all that I did what I could to keep pace and was able to hold my position in both races. In the end it wasn’t so bad. Of course we’re not exactly satisfied with the race results but in these circumstances I don't think we could have done more here today. I am satisfied though with the work we’ve done over the weekend.
"I’ve given my technicians a lot of feedback and they’ve worked really hard – I know that they are capable of moving us in the right direction. We’re looking ahead. We now have two important test days at Jerez and then we go to Assen where we hope to be able to close the gap a little."