WSBK » Rea reflects on 'crazy' race two victory


'It's nice to win and, in that second race, everybody wanted to win so bad. It was a crazy race' - Jonathan Rea

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Nate Doggius - Unregistered

May 14, 2012 4:03 AM

Rubbings racing.

Bunch of panzies whining about fair.....
Fair, Show me a good loser and all i see is a loser.
In Marocs shoes, i'd've tried the same thing,
In Rea's shoes i'd've done the same thing too.

Thats racing, you don't like it? Then go birch about MOTOGP

Shrieker

May 14, 2012 5:58 AM

How can one blame Melandri or Haslam for this. It's idiotic. Some years ago Kenan had barged Laverty out of the way at Miller and people were calling for his head for much less (Laverty hadn't fallen and neither lost a further place in the remaining corners). And now Rea goes ahead and does worse, and gets praised ?!? It's the overtaking rider's responsibility to make it as clean as possible, Rea's fault here, fair and square. I don't think he should've been stripped of the win, but he definitely deserves some sort of penalty for this, maybe a grid drop or something.

Nick636

May 14, 2012 6:42 AM

I fail to see how that was Melandri's fault...

Yes, he flew up the inside, but he didn't come close to Haslam, he ran wide, Johnny saw the gap, and they touched when Haslam tightened his line (quite rightly too...).

ANY racer racing to win would've done exactly what Johnny did.
Racing incident (with a very unfortunate outcome) but a racing incident nonetheless!

WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY'S RACING!!! For once Supersport was slightly bland in comparison!

phil arm - Unregistered

May 14, 2012 8:15 AM

Jesus haslam fanboys out in force. Neil hodgson said after the race that there was a gap and any rider including leon would have went for it leon tried to shut the door on jonny to late racing incident move on leon will eventually win a race the BMW is to quick a bike not to.

crasher rae - Unregistered

May 14, 2012 8:21 AM

another great race spoiled by rae. hes never won any championship on tarmac. he rides way over his ability says bikes slow earlier in year. but passes both bmw and aprilia down the straight if haslam was not there he was so fast in to corner he was going on the grass again for second time

Richard Mushet

May 14, 2012 8:28 AM

Wow, there's some really knowledgable chaps on here lately! */sarcasm*

Both Hodgson and Haydon said they would have gone for that gap in a heartbeat, what with being racers and all.

Marco had been putting some tough passes in during both races, just ask Biaggi, Rea and Haslam - but he decide to go for two lunges from long ways back. He was the catalyst for the final turn choas and poor old Haslam was the innocent party.

Reminded me a bit of Crutchlow and Kiyo there a few years back too!

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