David Checa (born 20 April 1980)[1] is a Spanish former professional motorcycle road racer. He is the 2004 FIM Endurance World Champion and 2016 French Superbike Champion.[2] He previously competed for two years in the Superbike World Championship. He currently competes in the FIM Endurance World Championship aboard a Kawasaki ZX-10R and the RFME Superstock 1000 Championship aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1.

David Checa
David Checa 08.jpg
David Checa in 2008
NationalitySpanish
Born20 April 1980
Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Bike number11
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years2000 - 2003, 2005
First race2000 250cc South African Grand Prix
Last race2005 MotoGP Dutch TT
Team(s)Yamaha, Aprilia
Championships0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
50 0 0 0 0 123
Superbike World Championship
Active years2005, 2008, 2009
ManufacturersYamaha France
2009 championship position37th
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
50 0 0 0 0
Supersport World Championship
Active years1999, 2006, 2007
2007 championship position12th
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
32 0 0 0 6

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona, Spain, Checa began racing since 1996, contesting Superbike World Championship and Supersport World Championship races at home and in Europe.[3] He spent 2000-2002 racing in the 250cc World Championship with a best overall finish of 13th before moving to Endurance World Championship.[1] He was Pirelli's main tester for their Superbike World Championship control tyre in 2005, also doing a few races. He signed up for the Supersport World Championship Le Mans 24 winner and master endurance winner in 2005 and 3 races in MotoGP in place of injured Toni Elias. 2006, but broke a wrist pre-season, he finished 11th overall. He continued in the Supersport World Championship for 2007 finishing 12th overall.[3] He also won the 2007 Bol d'Or 24-hour endurance race.[4][5]

World Superbike Championship (2008-2009)Edit

David raced in the World Superbike Championship for two years, without a great deal of success collecting only a handful of points in each season.[3][4]

PersonalEdit

He is the brother of motorcycle rider Carlos Checa.

Career statisticsEdit

Supersport World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
1999 Ducati RSA
17
GBR
20
SPA
18
ITA
Ret
GER
17
SMR
25
USA
19
EUR
Ret
AUT
DNQ
NED
15
GER
17
46th 1
2006 Yamaha QAT AUS SPA ITA
13
EUR
11
SMR
4
CZE
8
GBR
21
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
12
FRA
5
11th 44
2007 Yamaha QAT
23
AUS
18
EUR
9
SPA
14
NED
7
ITA
14
GBR
Ret
SMR
Ret
CZE
7
GBR
17
GER
6
ITA
15
FRA
6
12th 50

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

Races by yearEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Pts
2000 250cc TSR-Honda RSA
16
MAL
Ret
JPN
23
SPA
18
FRA
Ret
ITA
13
CAT
13
NED
15
GBR
9
GER
19
CZE
13
POR
Ret
VAL
10
BRA
Ret
PAC
15
AUS
20
19th 24
2001 250cc Honda JPN
16
RSA
13
SPA
16
FRA
16
ITA
7
CAT
16
NED
Ret
GBR
11
GER
Ret
CZE
18
POR
8
VAL
11
PAC
12
AUS
Ret
MAL
15
BRA
22
17th 35
2002 250cc Aprilia JPN RSA
10
SPA
Ret
FRA
10
ITA
10
CAT
12
NED
16
GBR
15
GER
15
CZE
18
POR
8
BRA
12
PAC
21
MAL
10
AUS
8
VAL
6
13th 60
2005 MotoGP Yamaha SPA POR CHN FRA ITA
19
CAT
13
NED
15
USA GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL 26th 4

Superbike World ChampionshipEdit

Races by yearEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2005 Yamaha QAT QAT AUS AUS SPA
10
SPA
9
ITA ITA EUR EUR SMR SMR CZE
15
CZE
14
GBR GBR NED NED GER GER ITA ITA FRA
11
FRA
12
21st 25
2008 Yamaha QAT
23
QAT
Ret
AUS
Ret
AUS
12
SPA
15
SPA
18
NED
Ret
NED
DNS
ITA ITA USA
Ret
USA
DNS
GER
Ret
GER
15
SMR
15
SMR
16
CZE
Ret
CZE
16
GBR
17
GBR
20
EUR
11
EUR
Ret
ITA
17
ITA
20
FRA
Ret
FRA
Ret
POR
20
POR
22
28th 12
2009 Yamaha QAT QAT AUS AUS SPA
Ret
SPA
20
NED
19
NED
Ret
ITA
22
ITA
19
RSA RSA USA USA SMR
21
SMR
Ret
GBR
24
GBR
Ret
CZE
18
CZE
19
GER
Ret
GER
18
ITA
17
ITA
Ret
FRA
15
FRA
17
POR
14
POR
15
37th 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "David Checa". motogp.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  2. ^ "David Checa - Yamaha Racing". yamaha-racing.com. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "David Checa WSBK results". worldsbk.com. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "David Checa - World Superbike riders - autoevolution". autoevolution.com. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  5. ^ Staff (11 September 2010). "David Checa y GMT 94 lideran el Bol d'Or". Motoworld (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 September 2010.