Alstare Ducati's Carlos Checa was left wondering if he had lost some confidence at the Nurburgring World Superbike round after a successful test at Misano just days before.
The former champion could only muster a brace of tenth places on the Panigale even after making a raft of setup changes in between the two outings.
“What can I say, the results speak for themselves. We made changes between race one and two but unfortunately this didn’t make a great deal of difference. I’ve had trouble getting the right balance with the bike this weekend," said the Spaniard.
"Contrary to Misano, where testing went pretty well, here I’ve had some problems. I don’t know, maybe I’ve lost some of the confidence I had in Misano. We’ve made modifications during the weekend but perhaps I haven’t been able to interpret them properly. The team has worked well and I hope we can find a better set-up with which we can improve our results in the next races.”