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Carlos Checa out for the rest of the SBK season

Posted by Vicki Smith on September 17th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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Team SBK Ducati Alstare has announced that further complications from the serious crash Carlos Checa suffered last weekend in Turkey have revealed a pelvis fracture at the femoral head, an injury that requires surgery and a minimum 10 week recovery time. This effectively removes him from participating in the remaining three rounds.

Earlier today via twitter Carlos Checa posted: ”Istanbul crash more serious than I thought, hip fracture. Tomorrow morning dr will apply a surgery intervention, I can’t finish the season.”

Given this unfortunate news, and the strength of the rumors regarding the SBK silly season rider changes, (see GPOne.com HERE) it’s not a stretch to suspect Carlos Checa, a long time ambassador for Ducati, may have ridden his last race for the brand…