WSBK » Battle-scarred Rea dedicates victory to team

Jonathan Rea hails his and Honda's return to the top step of the World Superbike podium at Assen, just hours after injuring himself in race one.

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Einar - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 7:27 PM

maybe it doesnt hurt to have been testing for days, pre jour to the event. I dont understand whey Ten Kate is allowed to test just couple days before the championship races are held at the track.

Johnny has clearly advantage on that is track. He has won 4 out of 6 last races there!!

I know teams can have one test track,but to be allowed to test this short to the race. I just dont get it.

TAS MAN - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 10:11 PM

What Jonathan did today was world class. He Showed his true grit and determination to win the second race even with his hand injury. Doing Ulster proud again. Well done.

jules - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 10:18 PM

they should give rea a decent bike. it's bloody obvious he's over riding that pos fireblade. Rea is the only reason the blade looks decent.
Aoyama is no slouch, being a former world champion in gp250 but Rea is so over riding the thing he's going to get hurt again!

aoyamas a good rider,a world champ,one of the motogp golden boys,won here, tested here,and was always around 3 seconds a lap slower than rea,just shows what a pile of schit the honda is,or how good rea is to wring results outta a shed of a bike,he would be awesome on something decent

Stavros - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 4:06 AM

Aoyama is hardly one of GPs golden boys, and ex GP risers are 1,2,4, and 5 in the WSBK points table. Aiyana is another JApanese rider to promise much but fail to convert that promise to consistent results in the big leagues. Abe was also disappointing in WSBK, Tamada should have gotten much better results, Kiyo was outstanding for a couple of seasons but has since lost form badly. Threre have been some great Japanese WSBK riders like Haga and Yanagawa but Aoyama's form is fairly inexplicable, and not a true indication of where the Ten KAte bike truly is IMO.

Gaz - Unregistered

April 23, 2012 6:01 AM

He was riding out of his skin in both races. It shows a strong mentality not to back off after all the chatter problems and constantly saving near crashes or getting thrown up the road by the Honda.

One tough cookie.

Race 1 was THE best race I have ever seen ! Pity it was spoilt by the rain (but the shortened re start was also a blinder)

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