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Checa calls for rider unity

Checa calls for rider unity

Checa calls for rider unity

I am currently spending a few days at Wayne Rainey's house in Monterrey, close to the Laguna Seca circuit where I have contested several Grand Prix. Wayne has been telling me to go visit him for a couple of years and up to now I haven't had chance. He was a rider whom I really admired and he played a big role in me joining Yamaha, and I will be staying here for the whole of Easter. I stayed for testing at Suzuka on Monday and Tuesday but we could only test on the first day because it started raining. I tried out a few things with the chassis which I hope will improve the bike for Welkom.

I am still annoyed about tenth place in the race at Suzuka because I know perfectly well that this is not where I should be. I am also angry and embarrassed because the riders have to take some responsibility for Daijiro Kato's terrible accident. Now everybody is talking about security and that the riders should pull together to defend our rights; but the sad and shameful truth is that we are not together and we never have been, but we only realise that after a tragedy. I hope this changes and we all realise that it is necessary for us to work together even though we are rivals on the track.

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MotoGP, 2003, Carlos Checa

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