WSBK » Rea, Honda back to winning ways at Silverstone

Jonathan Rea and Honda celebrate their first World Superbike win since Donington 2012 after prevailing through the drizzle at Silverstone.

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August 05, 2013 4:26 AM

congrats our dear Rea... though i'm very happy to see you win again, i fear the Honda in wsbk has become like the ducati in moto gp, Competitive only when it's raining,..
and trust me, thats not a good sign...


August 05, 2013 11:24 AM
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I'm guessing Honda is perfectly content with their situation in SBK. Their thing is MotoGP, where they do most of their R&D. Hopefully, for Rea's sake at least (if he sticks around), that pays off in a significantly better CBR100RR when it is replaced -- which better be soon.


August 05, 2013 1:48 PM

Honda have no doubt already had a word with Uncle Carmelo about this.

All it'll take is a few strategic rule changes in WSBK and Ezpeleta can curb the faster bikes and make Honda's Blade competitive straight off, with no further mods.

Think it cant happen like that? Well KTM are going to be slowed down with a lower rev limit in Moto3 which suits Honda nicely. But no such change in MotoGP, where HRC have the advantage.

Suspicious? Me? Too right.


August 06, 2013 9:41 AM

@ rdc

"comparing the cheap and majorly controlled Moto3 to MotoGP and WSBK is comparing apples and oranges"

Why is that? They are all racing series, and ALL are controlled by Dorna now.

The job of the ruling body should be to manage the series to foster close competitive racing. The rules are a mechanism to do this. So if they apply different strategies to similar problems when they would work equally well, it is perfectly reasonable to question WHY.

Its the motivation and justification of the manipulation of the rules that WILL be the issue to consider IMO.

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