No rest for the weary: After his worst weekend of the young World Superbike season, Carlos Checa went testing, the Spaniard and his Althea Racing Ducati team heading to Misano for two days. The result - the best time of the this morning on the final day.Checa turned in over 140 laps in two days, ending with an unofficial Superbike lap record of 1:34.8.The team will return to Misano, June 11-12, for the World Superbike round there.

"We have worked well, concentrating on both chassis settings and electronics, as well as on the tires, of course," Checa said in a team release. "We have found a good set-up for the Misano race and have also identified a few things that could be useful at Miller too. This morning the track conditions were good and I was able to lap very fast with a qualifier. Then this afternoon, although the track was slower, I found good rhythm with the race tire. Let's say I'm satisfied. I've got good sensation back again; after Monza, a really difficult round for me, I'm happy to have been able to come here and be competitive once again. I'm very pleased."


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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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