Superbikes - Checa 'set to announce retirement'

Former world superbike champion Carlos Checa is set to announce his future plans in the Jerez paddock Saturday with the smart money going on retirement for the 41-year-old rider.

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Checa has suffered with injury for the entire year and has also struggled with the new Ducati Panigale, on which he set pole at Phillip Island and then crashed at Honda corner, setting off a tough year.

It is believed that both Kawasaki and Althea Aprilia tried to tempt Checa into another season but the Japanese manufacturer have apparently opted to retain Loris Baz alongside Tom Sykes.

Checa has been active for 20 yars, having started his career in the 125cc category in 1993.

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