WSBK » Rea set for ton-up milestone in Australia

'As far as wins go, I have a 10% strike rate in SBK which is OK, especially with the current level of the championship, but I would like to improve on it' - Jonathan Rea

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ascot - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 6:22 PM

He has a good bike. Now, hopefully with the addition of Haslam, Ten Kate will have two quick riders developing the bike. The last several years, he has really been the only guy on a CBR that was even trying. Go Rea!

conrod - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 8:13 PM

What can we say. As the honda is not a new bike and gets updates i can only see a 2012 season going into 2013.
Just hope Rea and Haslam dont get hurt by overriding.

prof-x - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 8:17 PM

WSBK needs to get rid of non OEM electronics. That would solve Honda's problems and it would bring the top teams closer to the lower teams. MotoGP could do the same thing, but I am afraid they need that disparity to keep their top riders at the top ... WSBK seems to be more liberal about who wins and who loses, well ... he he he, there is the appeal to Italy... But now that Dorna are calling the shots .....

Tae Ka - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 8:56 PM

They said JR will be a top 5 finisher in motogp if he was given a chnace. He can even dominate half of the season in WSBK but yet they think he will be top 5 finisher in motogp.

Md Zane - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 9:25 PM

Rea and his Honda teammate, Leon Haslam, struggled with a new HRC electronics system on their Fireblades

I like the 'HRC' Seems like Honda are dipping their toes back in the SB water,I can see a lot of help coming from Honda now and maybe this bike isn't just gonna be a Tenkate Pata fireblade

Grumy Ol' Man - Unregistered

January 30, 2013 10:45 PM

Don't give the spanish ****** any ideas....leave WSBK rules alone. Messing with ECU's to benefit 1 manufacturer is just not on and won't do anything to benefit the real racing.

Honda does enough rule manipulation in MotoGP..tell em to f'off and leave WSBK alone.

prof-x - Unregistered

January 31, 2013 12:42 AM


I think you mean Bridgestone. Lolz, the only way Rossi would have won in 2008 & 2009 was because of Bridgestone, Jorge's pace in 2009 and first half of 2010 equals Bridgestone and Jarvis. Honda have been on the loosing side of the manipulation battles in MotoGP, in 2011 after winning for the first time in 2006, what do they find out, oh Bridgestone changed the tires again, and guess what, only the Yamaha doesnt have problems with them. Hmmmm.

& It's not like Pirelli dont change the formula, go check out Checa's comments about Pirelli building a more 4 friendlier tire for 2012. :) Control tires equals controlled racing.

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