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Moto2: Rea head for Indianapolis

"I really need to push myself to the limit and get a result at Indianapolis" - Gino Rea.
Gino Rea will continue to ride for the Gresini Moto2 team during this weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Rumours that the Englishman's place was under threat grew after the previous Mugello round, just before the Moto2/Moto3 summer break, when team principal Fausto Gresini was quoted in Rea's press release as saying:

“I am so disappointed and I think some important decisions need to be made because we cannot continue for the rest of the season in this way, without challenging for results.”

With Gresini's former Moto2 champion Toni Elias splitting from Aspar at around the same time, rumours spread that the Spaniard could return at the expense of Rea - despite Elias struggling with the same Suter chassis.

But Rea has now been confirmed at Gresini, which switched from Moriwaki to Suter earlier in the year, for this weekend's event - though the Elias rumour is far from fully extinguished since the Spaniard is currently on MotoGP stand-in duty for Pramac Ducati.

Former WSS race winner Rea has taken one-point so far this year, with team-mate Ratthapark Wilairot scoring eight points.

“I really need to push myself to the limit and get a result at Indianapolis,” said Rea. “It won't be easy because once again this is another completely new circuit to me but I want and need to score a good finish. I have worked hard to get my physical and mental energy levels up over the break and I am ready for this important challenge.”

Gresini knows he is yet to see Rea's full potential transferred into results.

“Through a series of unfortunate circumstances Gino has so far been unable to show his true value on the track so it is important that he works hard to do it at Indianapolis,” he said. “It is another new circuit for him but with the help of the team he should be able to achieve his objective of coming home with a positive result.”

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August 14, 2012 4:19 AM

Gino and Bradley can't cut it in moto2? Some people do say bloody stupid things. Bradley is on a bike that only the Tech3 team use. He doesn't have the wealth of data that Suter and Kalex have so he's dong a pretty damn good job. As for Gino, he's not raced at most of these circuits before. If the bike has nothing wrong then surely Wiliarot should be way in front of him, given the years he's raced in GP. Perhaps Gresini should look at his decision to run Showa suspension. There's a wealth of data for Ohlins but not for Showa....they can race properly without confidence in the font end. Please learn the difference between loose and lose.

oddyMob - Unregistered

August 14, 2012 10:37 AM
Last Edited 1438 days ago

I dont think you can put Gino in the category of the others yet...and whats with all the Bradley bashing again..i dont remember Cal Crutchlow or Scott Redding finishing second in the 125cc world championship...and i think its pretty obvious which Brit has to most podiums and wins in the Motogp classes. I still cant get my head around how some of the people on here have the time and commitment to go onto a motor racing website, presumably actually tune in and watch races and yet know so very little and then parade their ignorance like its an ASBO.

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