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Carlos Checa set to make 200th Grand Prix start

Carlos Checa set to make 200th Grand Prix start

Carlos Checa set to make 200th Grand Prix start

Carlos Checa is scheduled to make his 200th GP start at the Japanese GP. He made his debut in the 125cc class at the GP of Europe held in Catalunya in 1993 riding a Honda, this being his one and only race in the 125 class in which he finished seventh. He immediately switched to the 250s riding a Honda. After making 27 starts he changed to the 500cc category half way through the 1995 season substituting for the injured Alberto Puig in the Fortuna Honda Pons team.

Since then he has made 171 starts in the premier-class riding the following bikes: two-stroke Honda (45 starts), two-stroke Yamaha (47 starts), four-stroke Yamaha (62 starts), four-stroke Ducati (17 starts). Checa will become only the fourth rider to compete at 200 separate GP events, joining Alex Barros, Loris Capirossi and Max Biaggi.

The following table is a statistical summary of the Grand Prix career of Carlos Checa after the Australian GP:

199 Grand Prix
2 Wins
3 Poles
5 Fastests laps
24 Podiums
73 Top 6
125 Top 10
43 Front Row starts
First win: GP Catalunya 96
Last win: GP Madrid 98.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Carlos Checa

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