Carlos Checa heads into this weekend’s round seven of the World Superbike Championship in Nurburgring in determined mood after taking a double victory last time out in the USA.
Before that Checa had gone ten years since his last win, which came on a 500GP bike in Spain.
Although the 34-year-old Spaniard was jubilant in America he knows that he’ll have to work even harder if he wants to replicate the same results in Germany.
Speaking to MCN, Checa said: “It’s been a really interesting feeling being back on top – my moment of glory. I think everyone in life should be able to have their own moment of glory because the emotion is fantastic, but also I understand the reality of the situation.
“The biggest thing I have taken from my results in America is the extra energy and motivation it has given me.
“The championship is long and like normal anything can happen. As a team we have good potential and as long as we can keep or increase this then we can remain competitive.
“The win in the USA came because all the conditions came together and worked very well for us. It was a new race track and a unique situation and this will not be easy to find again, only maybe in Portugal at the end of the year.”