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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jae - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 11:12 PM

Johnny,

Ignore the haters and negative comments on here, most of it probably comes from people who've only seen you on tv and know about 30-50% of anything. You've done a bang up job and should be proud of yourself.

Haters,

If this was a full season rookie you'd say he'd done well so shut the hell up!
That is all.

hiroshi

September 30, 2012 11:22 PM

Actually painful reading peoples comments on here. If all the paddock is impressed with Rea then take what they say is true... I'm sure they're more qualified to say who has impressed and who hasn't..

Realist

September 30, 2012 11:38 PM
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Impressive? Ehhh! I guess it depends on how you define it. Bradl would hand Rea his ass every race. Rea's performance is no more impressive than Josh Hayes' performance last year when he rode to 7th place. A good ride...yes! Impressive? I disagree. Impressive would have been a top 4 or 5 finish.

Objective - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 2:02 AM

He has done a terrific job. He has had to juggle his other riding commitments with his MotoGP rides and jumping back and forth between two very different bikes isn't easy for anyone.

Give him a full season on a MotoGP bike with no other commitments before judging him. I thought he did a very good job in difficult circumstances including the fact that even his practice time at each race was cut by rain and wet track conditions. How much dry track time has he actually had on the bike?

Catch Up - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 4:40 AM

@ objective....Spot on mate. He has done a impressive job cosidering the circumstances.

Most of the negative comments are from Rossi fanboys who blame him for being in the wrong place while their god is trying to make a pass.

Realist

October 01, 2012 5:15 AM

@ Catch Up

It has absolutely nothing to do with Rossi. Rossi could be non-existent, and my feelings would be the same. Hayes....somebody who isn't even racing in an international series (so he had ABSOLUTELY zero knowledge of the European tracks, something that Rea does!), jumped on a T3 Yamaha and placed 7th at Valencia 2011. That doesn't say much for Rea considering that he's on a better bike. All of the comments about lack of hours, set-up, learning braking points, etc. really becomes irrelevant when you compare the two. Hayes did more with less.

Yes, Rea rode well to an 8th and 7th place respectively, but I don't know if I'd label it "impressive".

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