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Carlos Checa considering options after Honda Pons withdrawal

Carlos Checa considering options after Honda Pons withdrawal

Carlos Checa considering options after Honda Pons withdrawal

Carlos Checa has issued a statement regarding Honda Pons´ withdrawal from the 2006 MotoGP season. The decision to end the team´s 25 seasons competing at the highest level has left Checa without a ride.

"Whilst thinking about the first test of the year in Sepang, I received the unpleasant news that the Honda Pons team with which I was to race in the upcoming MotoGP season had withdrawn from competitive activity, as a result of a lack of sponsor. The timing of this decision at the beginning of the 2006 preseason leaves me in a complicated situation as regards the future, as I find myself without alternatives that would allow me to compete for good results".

Checa, whilst disappointed at his lack of options for the upcoming season, maintains a positive outlook on the situation.

"It is paradoxical that after having confided fully in my future, awaiting a season with Honda and a technical team that I know well and in which I had the utmost confidence, that things have turned around completely and left me out of the game. However, it is clear that now is not a moment to complain or look for guilty parties in this regretful situation. I have never done it because it simply isn´t my style".

"The only thing that is certain is that all the excitement that I had stored up for the 2006 season, based on my confidence in what had been offered to me, has disappeared in one moment. I am sure that I will not let my guard down against this disappointing situation and give up this positive state of mind, because I am and always have been a fighter".

On what awaits the Spaniard, who had an impressive second half of the 2005 season, he remains open to whatever options present themselves to him.

"Circumstance leaves me out of the championship, but I still consider myself an active rider and I won´t discard any future possibilities".

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MotoGP, 2006, Carlos Checa

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