Carlos Checa rides the Panigale.

World Superbike Champion Carlos Checa rode some laps of the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli today on a Ducati 1199 Panigale as part of the opening day of the annual World Ducati Week.

Checa, who will race a Panigale in next year's World Superbike Championship, will likely continue testing the bike throughout the weekend.

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