Posted: 12 Jun 2011
Checa on top at Misano
Carlos Checa has won his seventh race out of 11 today at Misano, San Marino. His lead in the World Superbike Championship standings now extends to 67 points. However, despite an earlier ankle injury, it was Max Biaggi who initially looked set to scoop the race one victory.
Checa fought effortlessly to the front of the pack, gaining time on Biaggi until he was able to make a pass at the midway point in the race. Biaggi managed to finish the race in second, with Marco Melandri completing the podium a substantial 17 seconds behind leader Checa.
Checa does the double
Spaniard Checa pulled out all the stops in the second World Superbike Championship race at Misano to take his second victory of the day.
Once again, it was Max Biaggi who posed the biggest threat, until the race was red flagged on lap ten due to an incident involving Marco Melandri and Leon Camier. The riders’ revised grid positions for the restarted 14-lap race enabled them to pull out an early lead, but it was Checa who reigned – Biaggi settling for a respectable second. Noriyuki Haga completed the podium in third.