David Checa wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third time

The 39-year-old Catalan won the handlebar of the dorsal Kawasaki 11 he shared with the French pilots Guarnoni and Niigon.


David Checa continues to make history. The Sant Fruitos de Bages driver, 39, has been given his third victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours for his birthday (April 20), the first at the Kawasaki handlebar. The Catalan, three times world champion Resistance, had this season in the official team that represents the Japanese team, the SRC, which returned this year with the Spanish forming terna along with the French Jérémy Guarnoni and Erwan Niigon.

Carlos Checa's younger brother had run out team after the goodbye of the GMT94 Yamaha, with which he won three world titles in 2004, 2014 and 2017, to the World Endurance Championship to focus full time on the World Superbike, specifically in the Supersport category.

Checa and his comrades dominated much of the prestigious race gala with the moto dorsal 11, but 15 minutes from the end were seconds to eight seconds of the Honda 111 of the French De Puniet and Gimbert, and the Colombian Yonny Hernández. A fall caused the departure of the safety car and the green flag elucidated a duel in only ocho minutes. There Guarnoni ahead of Hernandez to give the victory to the team of Checa.



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