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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190mph - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 1:45 PM

Where says "those other factory riders he was competing with must longingly wish for a bike that handles as well as Rea's CBR."

Those other riders don't need to longingly wish their bikes handle well like the Honda - they've already got them or have you not seen the racing so far this season? Or the championship standings?

KLB - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 11:11 PM

Unfortunately for Johny (and Leon) the Fireblade is not competitive. Honda have put all their eggs in one MOTOGP basket! It's going to be a long season for them both.


May 14, 2013 7:47 AM

re: "Get out of the contract and quick, can´t see a new and improved Blade in the near future in todays economic climate."

economic climate has little to no input on what honda produces. they basically produce whatever they want, whenever they want. it still remains to be seen if they're TRULY interested in WSBK...? having cancelled christmas on production a dozen years ago, soichiro's heritage has always been in grandprix. and they got marquez "the boy wonder".

herewego - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 7:49 AM

Jonathan Rea is one, if not the best rider in WSB!!! The bike he is on is nowhere near the spec the Kawasaki and the Aprillias, but the way Jonathan rides it is nothing short of spectacular! The first race in Monza was awesome and Jonathan showed how hard he was pushing his Honda, as the bike was often all over the place and his skill to keep it on track was plainly obvious. Jonathan was outpaced on the straight, but he plowed back his position every time with his brilliant corner speed and late breaking. If people still want to think he isn't anything special, then they need to have their obvious bad eye sight tested because Jonathan Rea is brilliant but he is flogging a dead horse at the moment, but still managing to do things with it that are frankly unbelievable!! These prats that don't see this only see things with tunnel vision, they see riders on good bikes and assume that the speed etc is all down to the rider, it isn't, but I might as well flog a dead horse as well as there ar

herewego - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 7:56 AM

@ Where - you only have to watch a race!!!! You only have to listen to what is said about Jonathan Rea by people in the know if you can't see how talented Jonathan is ! It is obvious to most of us as we appreciate how bad the bike is, but we see how Jonathan rides it and it is obvous to us that Jonathan is very talented, very skilled, and very, very underated because of his bike!! Watch a bit closer next time !!

bigphilsp1 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 11:26 AM

I admit I am a Rea fan---In fact I am a fan of most of the Brit and Irish riders but I feel Rea is flogging a dead horse with honda. I feel he is being used as a crash test dummy on totally out dated machinery. Honda will not give him a motogp ride and now we hear Cal's place is under threat. So where do the talented Brits go? Brit and Irish riders are dominating wsbk but there is no place for them in motogp--why? Its a pity GB could not produce bikes again to challenge on the world stage and then we might get Brit and Irish riders in secure and competative seats.

Where - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 1:43 PM

@ herewego

I see lots of experts that dont rate him at all, including his own employers.

The only people ever singing his praises are a few patriotic family members on here, & some British commentators who know less about the sport than most fans.

Here's a a simple challenge for you ... name one title Johnny Rea has EVER won, & I'll reconsider.

badger green - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 6:30 PM

you are absolutely spot on about JR and his lack of achievement through his career as you say despite have some of the best bikes at times .Too many mistakes and too many race days when the bike isn't/ wasn't just so =the odd thrown bone from Honda just to keep JR keen and the loyal dogs tail wagging


May 15, 2013 10:19 AM
Last Edited 923 days ago

I was under the impression he albeit with another rider won
the 24 hour race, and if my memory serves me correctly his first year and only year in world SS would have won the title had it not been for an over zealous Dutch man he most likely have won the SS championship.

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