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Checa cites lack of power as ‘70% of the problem'

Checa cites lack of power as ‘70% of the problem'

Carlos Checa had to push himself to the limit to place inside the top ten at Shanghai last weekend, and lost significant time on the two long straights which favour a more powerful ‘straight line' bike than the Honda RCR12V.

Carlos Checa had to push himself to the limit to place inside the top ten at Shanghai last weekend, and lost significant time on the two long straights which favour a more powerful ‘straight line' bike than the Honda RCR12V. The Spaniard was left frustrated by the experience, added to by the fact that he was slowed down due to his involvement in the first lap crash by Toni Elias. Checa had to brake and swerve to avoid Alex Hofmann in the melee, losing time and the leading pack.

The LCR Honda explained to motogp.com that a lack of power is 70% of the problem, commenting that: "We are working hard on other areas, but we don't have the power to stay in front. I chose Honda thinking that there would be some guarantee of being in front, but things are not working as we expected."

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MotoGP, 2007, SINOPEC GREAT WALL LUBRICANTS GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Carlos Checa

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