WSBK »

Rea aiming to keep up momentum.

Jonathan Rea faces a new challenge ahead of the latest World Superbike Championship round in the United States as he prepares to visit Miller Motorsports Park for the first time.

The Supersport category didn't compete in the USA last season, meaning Rea, unlike his Ten Kate Honda team-mates, will be seeing the Salt Lake City circuit for the first time.

Nonetheless, following a run of five top five results, including a maiden podium last time out at Kyalami and with team-mate Carlos Checa's double win last season in his mind, Rea is feeling confident of continuing his upward trend in the overall standings.

“It's been nice having a few days at home since Kyalami, getting back into my routine which tends to get knocked out a bit when we're on the road.

“I'm really looking forward to this trip, though – there's something about going to a new circuit that gets me really motivated There are no negative thoughts to take with me to Miller. In fact, after Carlos's double win there last year, it's only positive. I'll do a couple of laps with the team and try to pick up some tips from local riders.

“We've being doing pretty well in the last five races and I think the whole crew deserved that podium at Kyalami – but we're here for more than that. I feel that it's time to step up to the plate in the second half of the season and keep up the momentum we've found since Valencia.”

Rea is currently fifth in the World Superbike standings, ten points behind countryman Leon Haslam.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Rea, South African WSBK Race 2 2009
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Jonathan Rea receives WSBK trophy at the FIM award presetation, Qatar WSBK 2016
Sykes, Jonathan Rea and Davies at the FIM awards presentation ,Qatar WSBK 2016
Cluzel, Davies, Rea, Sykes, Krummenacher and Kyle Smith, FIM award winners, Qatar WSBK 2016
Cluzel, Davies, Rea, Sofuoglu, Sykes, Krummenacher and Kyle Smith, FIM award winners, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea arrives at FIM awards on his bike, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea arrives at FIM awards on his bike, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea with WSBK trophy at the FIM award presetation, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea with WSBK trophy at the FIM award presetation, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea with WSBK trophy at the FIM award presetation, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea receives FIM medal at presentation awards, Qatar WSBK 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


DJT78

May 27, 2009 10:38 PM

Darren & Co. Ireland (including the north) is Ireland. No one elses. Gone are the draconian days of kingdoms and monarchies etc. Ireland belongs to the Irish - not the Poms, not anyone. Imagine if some other country came and invaded (why I don't know) England. I bet you'd fight for your freedom and claim always to be English. Thought so - now remember - Northern Irish people are exactly that. Now - as per everyone else - isn't it great to see the racing we are in both WSS and WSB. Go Eugene!!!



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.