Checa Goes Fastest Before Weather Closes In At World Superbikes Silverstone
|Author: James Rudd||Published: 3rd August 2012 15:08|
Carlos Checa goes fastest at Silverstone in Free Practice for World Superbikes
Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) scored an early blow in the first unofficial practice session at Silverstone in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship class.
With leaden skies overhead Checa put in the best lap of the session relatively early before rains of increasing weight prevented any of the 24 riders on display improving their best pace.
Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) proved to be the second quickest man, with Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati) third quickest and Pata Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli fourth quickest.
The rain started lightly with 15 minutes of free practice to run, but progressed to a downpour, everyone swapped for full wets.
The Editor of AboutMyArea/NN12 was on hand to get some pictures from Free practice for World Superbikes 2012 at Silverstone can be seen below in the slideshow