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Moto2: Rea back on track at Le Mans

"It's all been a great motivation to me and now I'm itching to get back out there" - Gino Rea.
Gino Rea will make his return to the Moto2 World Championship during this weekend's fourth round at Le Mans in France.

The former Gresini rider, who intended to race for the new ESGP project this season, was left out of a ride after the team's withdraw due to a lack of funding.

The Englishman responded by putting together a wild-card programme - thanks to help from fans, friends and family.

They have all clubbed together to finance Rea to race an FTR at Le Mans and at least his home British Grand Prix, at Silverstone in September.

"I would not have thought that there were that many people wanting me to get back out on track," said Rea. "I would like to send a huge thank you to everyone. It's all been a great motivation to me and now I'm itching to get back out there."

Rea took third place for Gresini in last October's storm-shortened Malaysian Grand Prix.

That was one of just three points-scoring rides by the former WSS race winner during his rookie grand prix season, which began on a Moriwaki and finished on a Suter. Rea finished the season six places ahead of experienced team-mate Ratthapark Wilairot.



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Ian S - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 10:00 PM

Make no mistake, Gino is a fast and classy rider. He deserves to be in this class full time. @TheBiscuit. If you honestly think that Rea is the kind of rider to "tootle around" then you clearly have no understanding of him or Moto2.

davechipp - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 3:10 PM

It will be good to see you back on track Gino we need you in this series lets hope you can get enough backing to do the rest of the season.FULL GAS SIDEWAYS that's how we like to see you.



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