MotoGP » Moto2: Rea toasts maiden podium at Sepang

'I almost went down a few times but made it to the end and it just feels fantastic' - Gino Rea

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October 21, 2012 3:49 PM

Great ride from Gino - he had the race pretty much won before they stopped the race early and wound the laps back.

The commentary team were suggesting it might make the difference on whether he stays in the class or not, but I'm not sure his his ability on wet tracks will persuade teams when he's struggled so badly in the dry all year.

Conor - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 4:28 PM

Gino is an awesome rider people don't seem to realise he is the only Moto2 pilot riding with showa suspension and it's not working neither him or the mechanics can get the bike dialed in to cope with dry tracks when it's wet these issues are slightly leveled and more rider talent comes out!


October 21, 2012 5:03 PM

This result made my day, shame he didn't get the win after they counted back two laps as he took the lead on the previous lap just before the line.

Gino is a great rider, just hope he can show that next year wherever he may end up. :)

T - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 7:44 PM

Great performance by Gino - but why was there a 2 lap countback - in Moto GP it was only a one lap countback??
Good to see Anthony West fighting at the front as well

WHAT? - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 9:15 PM

Gino you was robbed. Right royally. 16 laps, 15 laps !! You was pulling away. P.S. don't put the lottery on this week. But seriously, your kahunas are bigger than theirs.

a - Unregistered

October 21, 2012 11:21 PM

The leaders were on lap 17 when the red flag was thrown, but the latter half of the field weren't and were still on lap 16. In GPs the race is taken back to the last lap completed by all riders, so it went back to end of lap 15 when Alex de A was leading.

Probably 30 seconds more and Gino woulda had it - he was unlucky.

matt - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 7:39 AM

I hope you gets another year in Moto2, compare his results to his team mate, his teammate is a seasoned campaigner, was a regular top 15, and often top 10 performer, yet he is also nowhere this year in the dry.

There is a common link the team and the bike, the team know what they are doing, so must be the bike, or more importantly, the suspension.

No other team run Showa, in Moto2

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