Interview with Jonathan Rea

No, they gave me my start in racing. I was never a bankrolled rider and couldn't afford to go the BSB route and Red Bull had the rookies team back in 2003 and gave me the opportunity which started me in the sport.
In race one in Silverstone 2012 where you slid on your side past the finish, James Whitham thought that you continued holding the bars of the sliding bike to stop it flipping, is that true?

Jonathan Rea:
Do you know what, I have no idea, but it wasn't exactly that. I don't know what was going through my head at the time, though holding onto the bike has got me out of a number of pickles in the past. I think it's just a natural rider's reaction
Thanks a lot Jonathan.

Jonathan Rea:
No drama.

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herewego - Unregistered

April 06, 2013 12:49 PM

I just love Jonathan Rea and have rated him since his early days in B.S.B. Jonathan is honest, down to earth and passionate about bikes and racing and that is what makes a good rider! Every race with Jonathan on the grid is always going to be a good one!!

WSB Lover - Unregistered

April 04, 2013 3:58 PM

JR is a fantastic guy and it is great to see a Northern Ireland man hold the flag in WSB as well as Eugene Laverty but i think it is great that JR has helped put some input back into local sports here in Northern Ireland. with regards to WSB i would personally love to see him on another bike for a crack at the championship as i think that Hondas will never win at WSB level Apart from my own personal thoughts a great interview and good to see on

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