WSBK » MotoGP man Rea back to Superbike ‘day job’


Jonathan Rea will be getting reacquainted with his Honda Superbike after spending two days riding the Honda RC213V MotoGP machine.

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Go Johnny - Unregistered

September 05, 2012 11:50 AM

So hes getting off the best Moto GP bike and back onto the worst Superbike - Hard to believe theyre made by the same company

Imagine how slow that Fireblade is gonna feel now....

jimmy - Unregistered

September 05, 2012 12:33 PM

Go Johnny: Well, slow... in terms of power and top speed they're almost equal. In Brno they have pretty the same top speeds at the end of the start/finish straight.

Pizdoff - Unregistered

September 05, 2012 2:01 PM

The pressure won't phase him.

IF anything causes as problem it'll be because of riding different bikes back to back and 'dialling-in' the settings for the wrong one at some point.

You see it quite a lot with some riders ridning in one series but practicing on a different but similar bike for Suzuka 12hr..

Hopefully the RCV is so far away from the Fireblade that won't happen.

But.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 05, 2012 3:54 PM

Yup, Suzuki really do have the worst bike, just is, BSB is a little slower with less conventional track layouts, and the yoshimura team in the US has been doing a good job up until this year. This year is a clear indication that the Suzuki is a pos that needs to be rethought just like Kawasaki did with their bike.

As for 'Rea' confusing setup, that wouldnt make too much sense, those bikes are soo much different and Rea has a different crew for both, cant see any confusion there.

shamarone

September 05, 2012 4:21 PM

re: "This year is a clear indication that the Suzuki is a pos that needs to be rethought"

no, just a clear indication that the suzuki needs to be supported same as any other bike. the GSXR pedigree is 25 years old. noone but ducati can touch that.

herewego - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 8:45 AM

Nobody will work harder than Jonathan Rea!! Jonny's sheer dedication, determination and love of racing will give him everything he needs to show what a talent he is! I just love watching Jonny race and can't wait to see him in MotoGP - it will be worth while watching with him in it no matter what the outcome is!! As for W.S.B., Jonny will do what Jonny does best - give it his all!!Good luck lad, if anyone can do it, you can!!!

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