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Checa philosophical after Jerez

Checa philosophical after Jerez

Carlos Checa was left feeling slightly unsatisfied after Sunday's race at the Gran Permio bwin.com de España.

Carlos Checa was left feeling slightly unsatisfied after Sunday's race at the Gran Premio bwin.com de España. The Honda LCR rider was the fastest rider in the last two free practice sessions and qualified on the front row of the grid, for the first time in almost two years.

However he was unable to finish the weekend on the podium in front of his home crowd in southern Spain leading to a slightly disappointed, but nonetheless philosophical post-Grand Prix analysis.

The Catalan rider explained: "The lower track temperatures today did not give me the same feeling with the rear tyre as I had in practice, but even so it feels good to finish my home race and score some points. I made a good start but I was not decisive enough on the first lap and lost some positions, that cost me valuable time."

"I enjoyed the fight with Casey and Toni, this was the best part of the race, but when they pushed with five laps to go I didn't have the tyre grip to respond. It's a shame because today I really wanted to be on the podium, but now I need to think about the next race and take all the positives from this race."

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA, Carlos Checa

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