Amazed at the grit of pro bike racers. This past week it was just one thing after another at Phillip Island for Carlos Checa.
• Abdominal pain was a blocked intestine resulting in hospitalization and him missing valuable testing time
• Checa says his high-side in FP1 was one of his biggest ever. (He’s had lots)
• After collecting himself, he rode his new Panigale to pole position
• In Race 1 he collided with Marco Melandri and received a concussion and another hospital visit
After all that - zero points were received at Phillip Island. What a week!