Checa ‘more or less ok’ ahead of Aragon clash

Checa hasn't been able to train like usual after his Phillip Island crash
Checa hasn't been able to train like usual after his Phillip Island crash Picture: GeeBee Images

Alstare Ducati’s Carlos Checa says he is more or less ok in terms of injury going into this weekend’s Motorland Aragon World Superbike round following his big crash at Phillip Island.

The former champion took a big bang to the head and was knocked out in the fall. He hasn’t been able to train as usual but says mentally, he is very strong.

"Physically speaking I’m more or less OK. I still can’t really go cycling or running but I’ve been training at the gym and don’t expect to have any real trouble riding the bike. I feel strong from a mental point of view too, I’m ready for the next races," said the Spaniard.

"Until we’re there on track I can’t really make predictions. We’ll start with our base set-up and then, once I’m on the bike we’ll see what we need to do – it always depends on the conditions, levels of grip, the tyres and their consumption.

"I was in Aragón last week to see the development team that was testing; they worked a lot on the electronics, that are working well, and with the antispin.

"We can’t do those kind of tests during a race weekend as they’re time-consuming and we only have one bike of course, so the work that they’ve done during testing should give us some useful information, useful parameters. In Aragón I hope to be able to continue to improve, both in terms of the bike and myself."

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