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Checa suffers setbacks but draws positives

Checa suffers setbacks but draws positives

Checa suffers setbacks but draws positives

Carlos Checa had something of a complicated first race of 2006, following a fine tuning process which had brought him much success. A crash in the third free practice session and a virus impeded his competing in the best condition possible.

Despite the odds, the Yamaha Tech3 rider earned his first points of the season thanks to a 13th place at the GP betandwin.com de España. "I should be satisfied. It's obviously not a position that I want to be in all season, but as a first step it has given us a lot of information. I am aware that Dunlop are working hard and that this is a way of helping them. For the race we had to choose between two different compounds, and I experienced a little bit of vibration with the rear tyre after exiting the turns, but I carried on adapting my riding to overcome it."

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MotoGP, 2006, GRAN PREMIO betandwin.com DE ESPAÑA, Carlos Checa

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