Carlos Checa will run the Dakar rally

The former motorcyclist will make his Dakar debut on an MD Rallye Sport buggy.

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The Spanish Carlos Checa, who competed in the senior category of the Motorcycle World Championship between 1996 and 2010 and was a Superbike World Champion in 2011, confirmed that he will participate in the 2022 edition of the Dakar rally to be held in Saudi Arabia.

Czech has tried for years to participate in this test and, finally, she succeeded. His debut will be on a buggy Optimus from the french team MD Rallye Sport. "This year all the circumstances have been given for me to carry out this important challenge", expressed in statements to Brand.

Carlos Checa"Since I left active competition as a Superbike rider, I have not stopped running all kinds of tests on two four wheels and the Dakar is the highest expression of motor racing from the point of view of adventure and challenge"Czech admitted.

 "I have always been attracted to challenges and this is a challenge with capital letters ... As the cliché would say, I am not going to the Dakar or going for a walk or sightseeing, but to compete with a team of recognized prestige in the world of raids", completed the former motorcyclist, who will be navigated by his compatriot Ferran Marco.

To arrive in good condition for his Dakar debut, Checa is currently in Morocco conducting a day of rehearsals.

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