WSBK » Castrol confirms extended Rea absence

The team will source a replacement for its star rider as he begins along a road to recovery.

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mr H - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 10:16 AM

i'd love them to put some form of superstar on it so we can see if this bike is any good or not. I personally think its the bike underperforming but would be nice to see

Thinking out loud - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 10:19 AM

Is Toseland still with BMW Italia or had Lanzi replaced him permanently, if so he should be fitter and ready soon. Being an old Ten Kate rider and a successful one at that I wonder if he might be asked, if available of course.

FakeHelmet - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 11:05 AM

Shakey makes sense, with the new rules in BSB if he has a good weekend at Knockhill he'll virtually be guaranteed a top 6 finish and a place in the shootout. So there wouldn't be much of a risk for him to moonlight for Ten Kate. especially as he knows the track and the bike.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 11:23 AM

Has any rider ever ridden in WSS or Superstock and WSBK in one weekend? I know it has happened in BSB that a rider has competed in multiple classes - that would throw up more possibilities.

Andrew Pitt has just landed a job as a crew chief in BSB - what about giving him a call?

brendan - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 1:22 PM

also why did they wait a week to think about a replacement, he was never going to be riding this weekend.

if i was the sponsors id be pretty annoyed that only one bike is running....and likely to running near the back..or in the dirt...depending on how ruben is feeling :P

phil arm - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 1:38 PM

They were hoping that he would only miss the 1 round so werent thinking of a replacement which is why its taking so long to announce it. I think somebody that has been riding that bike well this season should get a go maybe john mc gunniess or keith amor maybe outside bet cameron donald. I doubt honda would want to risk shakey or kiyo gettin hurt when they are in the hunt for a title. I also dont think that parkalgar would let lowes go to ten kate more likely to be foret gettin the ride from wss.

Mad Phil - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 3:38 PM

Kiyo is gagging for another opportunity at world level but if he didnt put in a good showing his int'l career would be toast.Would like to see shakey get a run out on it,he never seemed suited to a 4 cyl bike before but he has adapted really well this year..

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