WSBK » Rea on top as WSBK 2012 gets underway

Jonathan Rea puts Honda at the top of the timesheets as he paces first qualifying at Phillip Island, ahead of Ducati trio Jakub Smrz, Davide Giugliano and Carlos Checa.

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February 24, 2012 9:05 AM

@ Firefly

I think the One Bike Rule has quite a bit to do with the times being slower than testing. If they crashed in testing it was kinda ok, but consequences are higher on race weekends. I think they'll turn up the heat in superpole.

tomcol - Unregistered

February 24, 2012 9:07 AM

Probably the naturally quickest guy out there and has always completely outdone his various teammates. Good luck Jonathan - be more than happy if you took the title

GSiebert - Unregistered

February 24, 2012 10:28 AM

@Ringo Reeves:
Nobody uses qualifiers outside superpole. That would be stupid considering the limited number at their disposal.
Qualifiers are 0.5-1s faster than the softer race tires, no way he did that time with a quali tire.

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