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Silverstone Superbike: The Man in Black Race 1, and Race 2

Two great victories for Carlos Checa wearing his brand new X-802 Replica Checa Black, adding to his series of wins for this year.
These are two important victories for the championship, which allow Carlos to keep his opponents at a safe distance. These wins were achieved decisively with perfect timing and technique.  In getting the lead, he put pressure on his competitors and won relatively easily. Its victory No. 300 and 301 for Ducati and ninth and tenth for Carlos this season.
Marco Melandri ( Nolan X-802) who, although has escaped a win is full of enthusiasm and determination, displaying alluring battles with his opponents got a well deserved two third places.
Ayrton Badovini wound up taking two tenth places.
Carlos Checa
 “It was a wonderful day. I didn’t believe that it would be possible to win here, but we managed to do it twice over! To achieve the 300th win for Ducati is an important result and we are all very happy to have been able to repeat this in race two. I thank everyone involved, my team, Ducati and all the sponsors. I also heard that I have now completed 100 SBK races. I didn’t know this but the important thing is that I still feel young and am not yet 100 years old! We have a good advantage for now but as we all know, it is hard to build up points and easy to lose them. We now head to tracks where I have had some good results in the past but we are taking it one step at a time; nothing is a given. It’s been a fantastic weekend that I will remember forever. Now the team can go on holiday in a more relaxed state of mind.”
Marco Melandri:
 "In race one, I had a very unstable bike, I didn’t have a good feeling from the beginning of the race and struggled with a lack of rear grip. I lost a lot of time with Hopkins and Haga in front of me and it wasn’t easy to get by. We changed the tyre before race two to get better grip on the left side, but I hit a stone with my knee on the straight and it caused me to lose a lot of time on that lap. I started to improve then and saw I could catch Camier . I was struggling to keep Max at bay but I pushed to stay ahead. I’m happy with my double podium today. Now I’m looking forward to some holidays and I hope to come back stronger than ever."
The ranking sees the lead with 343 Carlos Checa and Melandri is third with 272 while Badovini is 8 ° with  118.
The championship now takes a holiday and the next race is at Nurburgring on September 4.

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