WSBK » Battling Rea inches closer to title fight


Despite just missing out on a victory at Miller Motorsports Park, Jonathan Rea declares himself happy with his American adventure.

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herewego - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 7:59 AM

Well done Jonny!! It's a joy to watch Jonny race as he is always in there fighting. Brilliant rider who defies belief on that Honda and gets it to places nobody else is able to! Loving it!!!!

wesley graham - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 8:17 AM

as i have stated in a previous posting put jr on a bmw
and he would out of sight. the reason is the honda is
old, hs not got the strait line speed and is only

in a false placing because of jonathans brilliance.

comeon honda factory give a imput to WIN THE TITLE.

Wes Graham.

Mercure

May 29, 2012 8:32 AM

Close racing and congratulation to all riders for an excellent performance. I think though that much of the credit for the improved performance of the 4 cylinder machines must go to Pirelli for their new Super Corsa tyre that seems to wear a lot better than the older version.

BMac - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 9:03 AM

I hope JR doesn't go to MotoGP...yet. I'd rather see him get well established in WSB for a few years while Dorna sort out the Factory/CRT mess.

George - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 9:14 AM

JR to MotoGP - why not - Stoner's bike will be available ???
Great race 2 - James Whitham and Jack Burnicle were hilarious during the protracted clean up. WTF were those marshalls doing ?

impressive - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 9:16 AM

Last year Ten Kate were running "customer" ohlins but this year they've got HRC spec ohlins.

They've lost a bit earlier in the year by essentially starting off with something completely new to them but Jonathan reckons once they start getting to grips with them they will be a big improvement.

Seems like they're starting to get to grips with them!

Nick636

May 29, 2012 9:47 AM

The problem is the age of the bike. It has the straight line speed, but NOT the grunt out of the corners. Then they have massive chatter everywhere they go just about...

JR is awesome, but needs a new bike, not the same old thing with new fairings and minor tweaks...

As for MotoGP, I think he deserves it. But I, like a previous poster would rather wait until Dorna Sorts their end. CRT is NOT the way to go, and Casey Stoner is right to leave because of it as it will no longer (hasn't been for a while) be the premier class. At the moment it has the FASTER lap times, but not the best competition. BRING THE FACTORIES BACK!!! GET BMW THERE, GET KAWASAKI THERE, GET APRILIA THERE, GET SUZUKI THERE!!! With 2 factory bikes each, that would be 20 COMPETITIVE bikes on the grid... Then contract them to add at least 1 satellite bike after 2 years and that gives you a grid the same size as SBK!!! OF REAL PROTOTYPES!!!

maybe some day - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 10:15 AM

well rea still is an unknown talent,and he has plenty of that,and always seems to up his game to get to the front,last year was a disaster for him with injuries and bike woes,but with a little bit of a steady start this year he is now closing up in the title fight,and he WILL make it one. gp or not,i just want to see him on a proper factory bike,with a proper factory team, and then you will see what he can really do,he has blown all his respected team mates into the weeds,and would do the same to most of the gp class

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