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World Superbike Aragon Tests

Now that Motorland Aragon is added to the 2011 World Superbike schedule, many riders are excited about testing the new circuit. The facility in Spain made its debut this year on the MotoGP Championship schedule, and received many positive reviews from the MotoGP grid.

One rider who will be participating in comeback testing this Wednesday through Friday (Oct. 27-29), Carlos Checa, was at the circuit on Tuesday checking out the facility. Checa, who was confirmed on Monday to substitute for Mika Kallio on the Pramac Racing Ducati Team for the final two MotoGP races, took a few laps around the facility while photo shooting, analyzing the best route to be used when the World Superbike Championship races there June 18 and 19.

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While there, Checa also visited Motorland Aragon’s motocross, supermotard and karting tracks, stating the facility is “a very complete complex.”

The 38-year-old reported he “very satisfied” with his third-place position in the 2010 World Superbike championship, and excited about finishing the MotoGP season aboard the Pramac Ducati.

Pramac chose Checa due to his experience. He has been competing on a World-Class level since 1993, and has two wins in the former 500cc class, 24 podiums, and three pole positions.

In 2008, Checa joined World Superbike with the Ten Kate Honda team. Then he moved to Althea Racing Ducati. This year, he was on the podium eight times, with three wins, four second places and a third.

World Superbike riders will be testing at Aragon starting Wednesday morning.