WSBK » WSBK Monza: Rea: We didn’t get what we deserved


Pata Honda's Jonathan Rea battles hard for eighth place in race one before mechanical problems sideline him in race two.

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Guzzi - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 10:52 AM

JR biggest problem is his loyality to Honda, and the hope of a moto gp ride. Seems that that will never happen and JR is stuck on the Blade despite the his obvious talent. Get out of the contract and quick, can´t see a new and improved Blade in the near future in todays economic climate. Personal dream team would be him and Chaz on beemers

190mph - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 11:26 AM

danik17, Aprillia, Kawasaki and BMW have a speed deficit? I think you mean speed surplus to Honda.

Guzzi, spot on about Rea's (misguided) loyalty to Honda. Rea has said in the past that he wants to go to MotoGP. Well if Rea's idea of a MotoGP career was a couple of stand-in rides then well done Rea you achieved your goal.

There's no way Honda are going to have Rea in MotoGP as a full time rider - there are too many youngsters to choose from in Moto2.

If Rea doesn't move from Tenkate and Honda in 2014 then he's an idiot. Not one year has he been able to mount a serious challenge for the WSBK title because of one issue or another with that bike which is criminal as the man has bundles of talent and it's a shame to see it go to waste.

Tetley

May 13, 2013 11:35 AM

That geriatric Fireblade has consumed Jonny's best racing years.
"Speed, reliabilty, handling - tomorrow" has been an un-fulfilled promise for far too many seasons.
He would have been WSBK Champion well before now on any other factory bike (with the possible exception of Suzuki).
And as each year passes, Jonny gets a year older, picks up more injuries and allows younger riders to challenge him.
I sincerely hope that Ten Kate/Honda are paying him sufficiently for placing loyalty above his own ambitions.

RocketR1

May 13, 2013 11:42 AM

I dont see J.Rea having anymore Talent then the present top 10 guys in WSBK,His bike isn't up to snuff for sure but Johnny makes lots of mistakes as well,If Honda thought for a minute he was worthy of a full time Motogp rider he would be there.

danik17 - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 12:06 PM

oops my bad ! yup i meant those factory bikes have a clear advantage in the straight line compared to the Honda. Id be interested to see how that bike does in a technical circuit..im waging it will give a decent run to the ap, kwak and bmw. Only if they can make it reliable ffs!

danik17 - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 12:09 PM

oh and isnt the V4 Rc213v based superbike coming in 2014? i thought that was what the Pata team was gearing up for? im pretty sure i read an article where the HRC electronics employed by the team now will be transferred to the new superbike. basically 2013 is a testing phase for the new superbike

Where - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 12:39 PM

Where are the results to back up these claims on here about Rea's "obvious" talent?

He is employed by Honda, who SO believed in the talent of a teenager, that they got the rookie rule in MotoGP changed.
His own employers don't see this phantom talent, none of the other managers or factories are bashing down his door for his services, & quite frankly he has never won anything of substance ... even coming up through the ranks.
He may not have the best equipment now, but there are been times in his past he did & still failed to achieve. What he's riding now is still very competitive ... those other factory riders he was competing with must longingly wish for a bike that handles as well as Rea's CBR.

He's a rider that's fast on his day. No more than that.

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