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Rea to make MotoGP debut

"First day of MotoGP test at Sepang tomorrow" - Johnny Rea.
Jonathan Rea is to make his MotoGP debut on Tuesday during a test session for Honda.

The Ulsterman, who finished fourth in this year's World Superbike championship for Ten Kate Honda, has been invited to help HRC in a private test at Sepang in Malaysia.

"First day of MotoGP test at Sepang tomorrow. Got my riding position sorted today. Let's hope the weather holds up," Rea, a six-time WSBK race winner, wrote on his Twitter page earlier today (Monday).

Official MotoGP race riders are unable to test until the next official outing at Sepang in February, but Rea - like other non-race riders - has no such restrictions.

Rea was lined up to make a MotoGP race debut for Team Roberts at Donington Park in 2007, but his packed schedule - BSB and the Suzuka 8 Hours - meant it was called off.

Tagged as: Honda , Jonathan Rea , Sepang

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Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

December 13, 2010 5:06 PM

@jimbob "Stoner will end Pedrosa's HRC career". You may well be right. But if you are, it's such a shame, because Pedrosa has shown real pace ever since he joined that team (and especially last year). He is still in the top four guys easily.

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