MotoGP » Jonathan Rea gets Repsol Honda chance

“In case, as doctors anticipate, Casey Stoner is not able to re-join the Repsol Honda Team in time, then Jonathan Rea will replace him in Misano and Aragon”

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stu - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 2:18 PM

It's going to be tough for him.

But we're always the first to moan at the factory teams for using Japanese test riders as replacements in MotoGP so well done HRC for doing something positive.

636stunter - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 2:22 PM

Looking forward to seeing how he goes on the RCV, even if it doesn't lead to a full time ride I'm sure the experience gained from competing in the top class and setting up one of these prototypes will be of great use to him.


August 26, 2012 2:24 PM

Well JR is getting a nice reward from HRC again (for his Suzuka win), but it must be a bit frustrating for him knowing that he's no longer in serious contention for the Gresini ride. So basically he's going to get a few rides on a factory Honda and then be sent back to WSBK again. I wonder how happy he is with that?

pcxmac - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 2:25 PM

Good for Casey taking care of himself over the spectacle, shows real maturity, as long as hes not taking too much of a pay cut. The guy has done enough for Honda, and now another guy who could use some help is getting a bone, win-win in my book. Cant wait to see Casey in good shape to take it 6 in a row at PI, no sense in risking permanent disability for a championship thats just out of reach.

flying figs - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 2:36 PM

i don't get this. why not put JR on the LCR seat and move Bradl up ? JR ain't Spies or even Crutchlow and like all the riders getting to the motogp is the goal. But surely HRC recognise that Bradl has had an exceptional rookie season and surely reward him ? Put JR into a more relaxed team like the LCR squad so he can enjoy the moment and not be under such intense scrutiny. just my 2c.

ohhh yeah ! at last - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 2:41 PM

yeehah. now for some crazy overtaking in moto gp,go get em rea,wont b easy with these carbon brakes, and boots,but his classy talent will show thru ok. what about this gresini ride. fk crutchlow was offered it, spies was too, rea in contention, redding also,rossi even, is there anybody out there whos not been talking to them the list grows daily
anyways rea to go whoop some over rated riders in gps, bet he gets it on the box first time, or bins it

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