WSBK » Technology gamble pays off as Rea seals front row

Jonathan Rea puts a Honda on the World Superbike front row for the first time since May with a fine run to second at Imola.

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. - Unregistered

September 24, 2011 6:23 PM

Hmm he thought that at start of this yaer.Problem with that Jonny is the other teams will move on for 2012 also.
Lucky for you your able to ride the wheels off it.

There again where else could he go? No fac Duc and he definately isnt a twin rider, no fac yam and Aprillia are too inconsistant unless you ride exactly the same as Max which he doesnt fac BMW maybey Bado has shown its potential and Jonny's a different legue to Haslam.

If I were him he should chance his arm getting on smthing in Mtogp. any fckin thing CRT even


September 25, 2011 2:42 AM

re: "Indeed, though Rea and Castrol Honda originally brought the new system as an opportunity to test it ahead of 2012, the benefits are already being reaped, Rea less than a tenth off pole position, much to his delight."

the RBW tech probably has little to do with Rea upping his pace. all the FI benefits of a motec or Pi can still be implemented regardless of whether there's a cable or a wire connected to the TPS. he dipped into the 47's for no other reason than he's always been a hard riding bastid and circulating around imola at speed is an adrenaline inducing thrill like no other.

Tax Dodger - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 7:36 AM

Rea does not deserve a chance in Motogp yet, he's 12th for god sake !

When and IF he puts together a decent season ala Davies in WSS he may get a ride in MotoGP, but there is a raft of young guns coming through Moto2 who will get rides first.

As for being like Stoner he's not, Stoner was 20 in his first yr in Motogp, Rea is now 24.


Irish wrist watch - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 9:11 AM

I'd love to see Johnny get a win before the end of the season and i like him but, He is not in the same league as Stoner and the times he did when testing the RCV were not close to any of the HRC riders.

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