Carlos Checa cruised to his second victory today at Miller Motorsports Park ahead of Leon Camier and Max Biaggi. This is Checa’s second double at Miller Motorsports Park and his second double of the 2011 World Superbike season.
“I really like this place,” Checa said after the race. “I was able to interpret the track very well. The bike is also working very well this year.”
After the Miller weekend, Checa now leads the World Superbike series by 61 points. But the veteran racer knows that there are still a lot of points to be had in 2011.
“We need to focus now more than ever,” Checa said. “These win can make you relax but relaxing will not be good for us. It can be very difficult to get points so we are happy for days like today.”
Checa, who started from the pole position, jumped off to an early lead and was able to put a full second between himself and his competitors by the end of lap 1. Checa would continue to grow his lead throughout the race, and was never really in danger of losing the number one spot.
Leon Camier would come across the line next, before Max Biaggi, who crashed out of the first race, took the final spot on the podium.
“These races were hard, especially after you crash in race 1,” Biaggi said. “I couldn’t go faster than third place, but I am happy for that. Tomorrow is another day. We need to start winning. I think that we have the potential to win, for sure. But I don’t want to take anything away from Carlos. He did a great job here, and he deserves it.”
World Superbike Race Results – Race 2 at MMP
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com