MotoGP » Rea impresses with seventh at Aragon

'It's been amazing to get this chance and I'm not totally sure what's happening for Motegi, but my best wishes go to Casey and I hope he comes back and shows the world the rider he is' - Jonathan Rea

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Racer - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 7:15 PM

Let me see i think he did what any other rider would do!! If was Michele Pirro riding that bike would have done better or the same.. Next year will be Marquez and on the 1 race will do much better!! To make a run with one HRC and end up without fighting with a prototipe machine even Toni Elias could have done it ..eheh He just had to relax and make is pace and gathering every opportunity that one mistake of other rider give to him..

Insomiac - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 8:09 PM

So, despite all his doubters saying he'd crash every session and end up behind crt's, he keeps it up right, he scores points for honda, he hasn't ridden the bike or tyres all year long, and I believe outscored Bradl who everyone in the apddock is impressed with this year. And that's still not good enough for some of you. Not even mentioning the engine was turned down to save mileage. What WOULD have been good enough?

TC - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 8:13 PM

Of course he was impressive, with so little time on the bike are you idiots expecting him to win straight away. Both races had wet practice sessions which limited his time getting used to the bike and he could have tried to be too clever and over ride the thing then crash and have got no experience at all.

You need to give somebody all the pre-season testing and at least half a seasons racing to really get used to the bikes before you start making judgements.

Vicarious Racer - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 8:52 PM

'The lad done good'
He hasn't cost Mr Honda any money, kept the bike on the track in spite of the efforts of others and he's learn't that riding a Motogp bike is a compeletely different and far more frightening prospect than WSB(his words, not mine).
And, he's kept the seat warm ready for the return of the guv'nor.

Trossaxhs Trundler - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 9:00 PM

Could the reason for the negativity towards Rea be that the valenteenyboppers remember his statement of a few months back, "Stoner is by far the fastest man on the planet" By the way I don't totally agree with it myself but I think he's done a decent job on the Stoner bike.

MOI - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 9:08 PM

Jonathan "pipe & slippers" Rea would make a great minibus driver for the over 70's Eastbourne bowling club with his don't push too hard mantra (excuse), I hear that Honda will hire him for the CB 125 Cup, as long as they agree to fit traction control to tame all that HP for old Johnnie


September 30, 2012 10:17 PM

@wadcutter who could have done better? Well how many other riders have Honda or Repsol got under contract who are available? About three? Not a big pool to compare with.

Let's look at it another way. If Honda had a free choice of any WSBK or WSS rider (or anybody else with the right licence) without any contractual problems or without the hinderance of rewarding anybody. In other words the best rider without a race this weekend. Would they have chosen Rea?

Oh and drop the juvenile "haters" crap, will you?


September 30, 2012 10:23 PM

"ok if this is fantastic than what was Katsuyuki Nakasuga's 6th place at Valencia last year when he replaced the injured Lorenzo?"

Exactly. Look back and you'll see a history of replacement riders and wildcards doing better than this in their FIRST race. Sure there are others who've done a hell of a lot worse, but that's not the point.

What Rea has done is by no means outstanding.

To talk like a footballer for a moment. The boy done good, Brian. But he didn't do brilliant.

BTW why the fark does this silly forum software ban semicolons?

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