WSBK » Rea: More damage than expected in wrist

The Irishman injured himself in an accident during warm-up for the Misano round of the World Superbike Championship.

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Save us HRC - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:05 AM

Wish HRC was back in WSBK, this team is basically a privateer outfit and seem to be out of their league in the past few years .
The blade is a great base for a race bike as per the Isle of man results..unless its the rider(s)?


June 16, 2011 10:09 AM

What a terrible weekend for injuries to British riders, with Rea, Crutchlow and Haslam all suffering broken bones and the the first two now looking set to miss several races.

I hope JR heals up well and can make it back in time for Silverstone, where he went so well last year. WSBK is definitely a poorer spectacle without him.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:22 AM

No it's not the rider. (No comment on Xaus)

If Honda want to do well in WSBK they need to increase involvement. Yamaha, BMW, Aprilia and Ducati provide far more support and it is obviously becoming increasingly difficult for Honda to compete.

Good luck JR - hope the recovery goes well, but please don't come back too soon - let it heal mate!

TK - can we have a stand-in rider please - that grid is looking awfully thin!

Jack - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:26 AM

@save us hrc, of course its the riders. The blade won the title only 3 championships ago. It is NOT a bad bike, its simply the riders that cannot ride it properly.

I hope Rea heals quickly and gets back onthe bike soon, but he will never be able to replicate what JT did with that bike. Rea spends more time moaning than he does trying to improve and progress. He does not have a championship in him unfortunatly.

chippy-d - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:35 AM

Honda have used all their resources in their quest to dominate Moto GP so Superbikes have suffered,now they have next year's development in progress so it will be a couple of years before we see any progress in supers.

al - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 10:53 AM

Jack, JT even admitted on Eurosport at the weekend that when he won the title for honda his bike was the fastest out there and that he can easily pass rea on his BMW done the straights now. The thing is a dog otherwise why would there not be any other team running honda's in WSBK?? Xaus can't even come close to him on it. Rea needs to assess the situation, no motogp ride next year then move on.

Simple - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 11:25 AM

The Blade is a brilliant bike, very competitive in other series including BSB and TT. It might be a Honda but its prepared by a little Dutch bike dealer with a obvious lack of resources and unwilling to get help from HRC just so they can sell their own products.

Jules W.

June 16, 2011 12:02 PM
Last Edited 1573 days ago

1. An isle of man superbike, bsb-spec bike, or any other domestic superbike is not the same as a WSBK spec bike, regardless of what is being said. Let's make that clear. Even though the blade may perform well in other championships, it is a comparison that can not be made.
2. Ten Kate might be a little dealership, but their honda dealership activity has little to do with their racing activity. They are very competent in what they do.
3. Although Ten Kate is striclty seen not a full factory effort, they do receive a whole bunch of factory support, even though they might not always willingly admit.
Nevertheless, I do not think it is because of the riders that the blade is performing poorly. Considering the age of the blade, I think development is reaching the limit.

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