MotoGP » Rea 'nowhere near limit' on Repsol Honda

'I'm still nowhere near the limit... it's a matter of trust and I'm still acclimatising to the machine' - Jonathan Rea

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pcxmac - Unregistered

September 16, 2012 6:17 PM

I am going to be a little disappointed if he doesn't low side the bike at least once while hes on it. Cant know the limits with out finding em. Hopefully he gets a solid debrief from the team and understands where hes losing the time with the telemetry.


September 16, 2012 6:20 PM

Good ride by Mr Rea.Given a full season on an HRC Honda i think he could do the business.Ive always liked his style and attitude,great guy and great rider.Deserves a full Moto GP ride on a decent Honda.


September 16, 2012 6:28 PM

To me he looked very smooth on the Bike today,But i think he will need to close the gap for the next race to the faster riders if he is going to get a MotoGP ride,Bastista is riding like his job depends on it and it does.
Rea's crew might be right when they said he is showing the Bike too much respect.
Good luck to him in Aragon

Liebig - Unregistered

September 16, 2012 7:14 PM

Excellent first effort in my book. And sensible not to go braking any bones or carbon fibre bodywork.

Think/hope we'll see a bit more of a push for next round if the weather allows it.

PatrickD - Unregistered

September 16, 2012 7:16 PM

We saw johnny get as close to being spat off as anyone could wish for.
I do hope he really goes for it in Aragon with some decent familiarisation and pre-race preparation. I wonder how the wsb bike will feel afterwards? He daren't say it's slow!


September 16, 2012 7:21 PM

I'm not impressed with him and don't understand the people who say it's a good performance. 8th place and the points look good, but he was the last of non-CRT bikes, with the best bike of the grid. In the light he beat all of his team-mates in World Superbike since his first year, and making Aoyama look a beginner, I would expect him battling much closer to the front. If this were his first weekend, with trashed practice sessions, I could understand it, but he had two tests.

And in case Honda wanted someone to just circle around, why they didn't put Akiyoshi or another test rider on the bike?

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