WSBK » Rea faster at Assen test than race weekend

Jonathan Rea declares the introduction of new parts to his Honda a success as he laps faster during testing at Assen than he did during the race weekend two months ago.

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JR is awesome-o - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 10:31 AM


fk yeah!! Go Jonathan Rea i hope this has closed the gap to the Aprilias,BMW and Kawas!!

You gotta admit it, when Reas at the front its always exciting :)

Mad Phil - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 10:32 AM

Yawn....Read this on Honda Pro Racing site last night,c'mon Crash...This aint really much of a story,i wanna know what was changed with the electronics,what changes were made to the engine+why is Aoyama san struggling??? Is it the instability under braking that slows him down or what???

he just can go fast - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 10:43 AM

aoyama maybe not struggling that much(in comparison) to reas other team mates,they all done little! maybe reas just a fast, fast classy rider.maybe the changes will help rea make a serious bid for the title

race - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 10:59 AM

Agree with Mad Phill

cmon crash wheres the real reporting?? i wanna know just how good this new engine is, if the testing has really given them a proper chance to challenge the Roman Emperor. I too have read this SAME article at Honda Pro Racing.

Cmon crash we want to know more!!!!!


June 15, 2012 12:05 PM

Lon Chaneys Hair

I do agree. But Ruben had many years more SBK experience than Hiro. I think, IF Honda retain him for next season and make the bike better, we could see a new side of Hiroshi, the exciting, fast fighter we saw in 250cc and on occasion on the satellite RC212V... I still think if he too had 2 full seasons on a factory spec Honda in MotoGP, his results would've looked much better..

herewego - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 12:27 PM

Now that Jonny has got his confidence on the bike, there will be no stopping him!! I really hope he can do it this year and win the championship! If anybody deserves it, Jonny does!!

stickhimonarepsol - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 1:06 PM

couple of points guys @nick if you had a team with a spare 1000 cc motogp honda sittin around,who would you ask to ride it? rea or aoyama @phil etc, i dont big up crashnet, but read the article again,rea says they wont know how good the engine mods are until they line up against the rest of the field,so he dont know,so crashnet dont know,and im sure they are hush hush,testing a couple of months after assen race, rea might have been faster anyhow,without the mods,its only when they run against the rest of the field they will findout if hes clawed anything back against them


June 15, 2012 1:16 PM

@ stickhimonarepsol

Without a doubt, Rea...

BUT, I was referring to the time that Hiro has spent on a Honda satellite bike. People judged him really hard for that one race he got on a factory bike which I think was a bit unfair. He lead his late team mate (Rest well Marco) for quite a while on a inferior machine, and I think that if he'd had more support from Gresini (as Fausto shoved him in a corner and bad mouthed him every chance he got) he would've produced some stellar results.

limbus - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 3:04 PM

with Stoner s retirement, Marquez (probably) being rookie, Lorenzo is staying with Yamaha, Rossi - who knows, I think HRC has finally saw Rea (as they s only chance of success for 2012 and 2013.)

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