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Carlos Checa started racing in the MotoGP more than 15-years ago, but the Bull isn't done yet. Checa switched over to the World Superbike series in 2008, and has consistently challenged for race wins. Checa is a distinguished racing veteran who will continue to add race wins to his career tally for years to come.

Carlos Checa Vital Statistics

  • World Superbike Team: Althea Racing
  • Bike: Ducati 1198R
  • Number: 7
  • DOB: October 15th, 1972 in Sant Fruitos, Barcelona
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Nickname: The Bull

Carlos Checa

Carlos Checa Biography

On the day he was born, Carlos Checa's father had a bike accident on the way to the hospital. Checa says that he doesn't know if the incident was fate or not, but motorcycles have definitely been a part of the Spaniard's life since the day he was born.

He received his first bike when he was 10-years old, and had to learn how to pick locks because his parents wouldn't let him ride it when they weren't around. His obsession for motorcycles would eventually lead him to the 80cc Spanish championship, where he would take home the crown in just his second year of racing.

After a couple years in the European and Spanish circuits, Carlos Checa graduated to the MotoGP. Checa rode his first 125cc GP race in 1993. It only took him a few years to graduate through the classes and by the middle of 1995 he was racing in the premier class. Checa would race in the premier class for more than a decade. From 1995 to 2007, Checa bounced around from Honda, to Yamaha, to Ducati, but was always a contender.

But after two years of finishing outside of the top 10, Checa decided to move onto the World Superbike series. Since entering the series in 2008, Checa has scored 21 podium finishes and 7 race wins.

Carlos Checa seems to be on his way to having a career year, too, as he started the 2011 season with a double victory at Phillip Island.

Carlos Checa News

Carlos Checa Career Highlights

  • Top 10 Finisher in the MotoGP premier class from 1996 to 2005.
  • 1996 - Fourth place in MotoGP
  • 2010 - Third Place in World Superbike

Carlos Checa's Bike - Ducati 1198R

  • Manufacturer: Ducati
  • Make: 1198R
  • Engine: Testastretta Evoluzione
  • Maximum Speed: Greater than 193 mph

Carlos Checa's Bike - Ducati 1098R

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