WSBK » ten Kate: Perfectionist Rea 'happy as can be'

Castrol Honda team principal Ronald ten Kate assures that following a rocky period in 2010, Jonathan Rea is now 'happy as can be' inside the team heading into 2011 - and primed for World Superbike title success

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dusty tracks - Unregistered

January 27, 2011 5:30 PM

what a ridiculous statement. He just needs to beat the other riders on the day. Conditions are always changing so lap times will be different on different days. Think before you write pcxmac.

Ricky - Unregistered

January 28, 2011 9:01 AM

Main problem will be part ways into the season and there is no budget left because of the spares bill required to keep Rubens bike on the track, he must bring big money to the team otherwise why would you employ him, its a great shame because without the mass amount of crashes Rubens is a superb rider

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 28, 2011 9:45 AM

In the article Ronald says why he employs him

We looked long and thoroughly at which rider to get on the bike for this year and we wanted to have a guy with the same approach and same riding style as Jonathan has to make sure that he could help Jonathan not so much with the set-up of the bike but with testing individual parts and even tyres throughout the weekend.

This team is geared around delivering results for Honda with Rea, the second rider is cast in a supporting role.

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

January 28, 2011 1:36 PM

Tho that's true, I have a real suspicion Rea's hung on as much on a half promise of remaining one of Honda's 'favourite sons' and the prospect of a MOTO GP ride on one of the 1000s as he has because he's really happy with that 'Blade.

For all that, he'll still be a very serious contender on it at most tracks this season mind.

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