WSBK » Rea: I feel half Dutch already!

Jonathan Rea gets set for Ten Kate Honda's home round of the WSBK season at Assen

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Hedgeholer - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 2:25 PM

Unless the thing was massively out of balance already, which would be an odd thing for them not to have noticed sooner, I would have thought shifting a lot of weight to the back would cause new and creative problems?

Lack of grip on the front ferinstance.
Hm, I suppose if he keeps weight on with the brakes....

Sounds like seven and a half thousand people (that's pretty impressive for an open day) would be pleased to see him put it on the podium.

tardozzi - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 2:34 PM

seems grip is the problem ,they face every week,powerful bike ,but a bit of a cart,they would need to start posting some top results pretty soon,or kiss title goodbye

Marc - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 5:47 PM

That's interesting to see that they are allowed to test at a track before a race. Were other teams there testing as well? I guess they don't have a ban in WSB for additional testing.

It would be nice to see Rea battling up front at this round. The more the better.

fan - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 9:57 PM


Shifting the weight back helps load the rear tire, which helps generate heat into the tire, which helps improve grip. Yamaha did the same thing with the M1 to help load the rear tire however, they shifted the weight both up and back.

Loading the rear too much causes excess tire wear. Too little and the tire will not heat up properly and grip.

There will always be weight transfer to the front to generate grip under braking. You rarely hear problems with front end load.

mystic meg - Unregistered

April 21, 2010 2:37 PM

right lads the plan has hatched , at start of the year rea was 3-1 for the title now hes drifted out to 9-1 he had to get the boys better odds for the money ? so go out and get on before superpole this w/end , cheers johnny,(shovel it on )bet of the year !

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