WSBK » Rea: The bike is just clicks away

The Northern Irishman is looking to avoid the lacklustre start that afflicted his season in 2009

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MD - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 10:02 AM

The start of last season I believe Johnny was still on WP suspension, the big change in his results came after the switch to Ohlins.

This year he'll be fast from the off, but I still think Nori will be the man to beat, he never seems to be able to get too bothered during testing, or shows his best in qualifying, but when the flag drops...

Nori and Johnny my 1-2 for next year, barring injury. No idea after that.

phil, - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 12:06 PM

Haga has had so many chances to win the c/ship in the past and has never done it, cannot see 2010 being any different. He's not only got some serious competition from Rea,JT,Cal,Haslam,Biaggi and the others, his own team mate will be desperate to beat him.
Haga will be there or thereabouts, but can't honestly see him taking the c/ship.

yaddayadda - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 12:19 PM

Here we go again.....Rea as quick as he and as much potential as he has will not win the 2010 championship take it from me in blood !
You people on this website are acting as though this guy is the new phenomenon now that spies is gone?...he aint,firstly the lil mick has been up there with the best on the british scene from day one.
If i recall correct he kept Kiyo honest in 2007 right up until the last race of the season where he was in contention for the BSB title but Kiyo beat him too it.My point is this he has been making noise for awhile now and has performed spectacularly his debut in WSS and his first year in WSB but he lacks the emotional maturity to string together a title assault

yaddayadda - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 12:35 PM

Oh and those of you writing haga off , do so at your peril, the dude is one of the ballsiest racers that ever lived and after having come within a whisker of taking the title in 09 (which he prolly woulda done if it hadnt been for a certain northern irishman at the nurburgring! ) will definately do so in 2010.
I predict Nori will win about 8-10 races this year Rea will win at least 6 races, so too will Fabrizio, Biaggi will win one or two and so will crutchlow and toseland. Either way it will go as follows
8.Rawdog !

play nicely kids


January 25, 2010 12:39 PM


"Haga has had so many chances to win the c/ship in the past and has never done it, cannot see 2010 being any different."

Remember What did Nigel Mansell in his last year in F1... After being so close so many times. He concluded his F1 career by a World tittle, his only one. So....

Nontheless I, personnaly, see with the Japanese, Rea & Crutchlow as the fastest riders in WSBK. They'll be hard to beat...& That's great!

GS - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 1:02 PM

Much as I like Nori, I believe he is destined to be another 'nearly man' like Randy Mamola was in GPs.

Johnny Rea's speed should be a worry to the rest of the field. He has all he needs (and that includes a new-found maturity) to put together a title-winning season.

Kyle - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 1:30 PM

Knowing johnny personally and having seen him at race meetings can tell you he is very focussed very determined. He has only ever spent two years in a single championship he has what it takes to win this year. Haga bottles it when it comes to the final push when he crashed into johnny at nurburgring haga was at fault he has since addmitted this. If spies hadnt been knocked of by fab, hadnt ran out of full, hadnt had all sorts of technical faults he would have won alot easier. Take note yadayadayada and maybe slip those stablisers of ur bicycle

TimBo - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 1:40 PM

Yaddayadda - i love your comment about Rea taking Haga out @ the Nurburgring and if it wasn't for that Haga would have won the title !!! ... no mention of Fabrizio doing the same to Spies @ Brno however which kind of balances it all up 'eh!!
Haga has had so many top rides and chances over the last 10 or more years, i love to watch him but you saying Rea hasn't the maturity for a title assault is hysterical bearing in mind how your boy Haga is !

Johnny Rea.Sr - Unregistered

January 25, 2010 1:42 PM

"Haga bottles it when it comes to the final push when he crashed into johnny at nurburgring haga was at fault he has since addmitted this"

well, Johnny is my little son, Kyle, & he told me before he was going to bed late at night (come on, that was his 1st win Jeeez) So.... He confessed me that he accidentaly crashed out Nori at Nurb.
....Believe me, he was very very ashamed by his own behavior.

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