David Checa

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David Checa
David Checa 08.jpg
David Checa 2008
Nationality Spanish
Born 20 April 1980
Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona, Spain
Current team Yamaha France GMT 94 Michelin Yamalube
Bike number 94

David Checa born on 20 April 1980 in Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona,[1] Spain is the 2004 Endurance World Champion. He then competed for two years in the Superbike World Championship.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

David Checa has been racing since 1996, contesting Superbike World Championship and Supersport World Championship races at home and in Europe. He spent 2000-2002 racing in the 250cc World Championship with a best overall finish of 13th before moving to Endurance World Championship. He was Pirelli's main tester for their Superbike World Championship control tyre in 2005, also doing a few races. He signed up for the Supersport World Championship Le Mans 24 winner and master endurance winner in 2005 and 3 races in motogp in place of injured Elias. 2006, but broke a wrist pre-season, he finished 11th overall. He continued in the Supersport World Championship for 2007 finishing 12th overall. He also won the 2007 Bol d'Or 24-hour endurance race.[2][3]

World Superbike Championship (2008-2009)[edit]

David raced in the World Superbike Championship for two years, without a great deal of success collecting only a handful of points in each season.[2]

Personal[edit]

He is the brother of motorcycle rider Carlos Checa.

Career Statistics[edit]

Superbike World Championship[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2008 Yamaha QAT
23
QAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
AUS
12
ESP
15
ESP
18
NED
DNS
NED
DNS
ITA
ITA
USA
Ret
USA
DNS
GER
Ret
GER
15
SMR
15
SMR
16
CZE
Ret
CZE
16
GBR
17
GBR
20
EUR
11
EUR
Ret
ITA
17
ITA
20
FRA
Ret
FRA
Ret
POR
20
POR
22
28th 12
2009 Yamaha QAT
QAT
AUS
AUS
ESP
Ret
ESP
20
NED
19
NED
Ret
ITA
22
ITA
19
RSA
RSA
USA
USA
SMR
21
SMR
Ret
GBR
24
GBR
Ret
CZE
18
CZE
19
GER
Ret
GER
18
ITA
17
ITA
Ret
FRA
15
FRA
17
POR
14
POR
15
37th 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Checa". motogp.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "David Checa - World Superbike riders - autoevolution". autoevolution.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Staff (11 September 2010). "David Checa y GMT 94 lideran el Bol d'Or". Motoworld (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 September 2010.