WSBK »

Rea hints at more to come

Jonathan Rea insists there is plenty more to come from the Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR after breaking the lap record at Portimao
Jonathan Rea is already feeling confident about his 2010 World Superbike title chances after dominating post-season testing at Portimao.

Having completed his maiden World Superbike season with a double podium around the Portuguese circuit at the weekend, Rea continued where he left off by breaking the lap record on day one before going even quicker on day two.

Eventually ending the test with a best lap of 1min 41.878secs, Rea was a tenth faster than the man that beat him to victory in the final race of the season, Michel Fabrizio.

A superb end to 2009, as well as an encouraging boost for 2010, Rea adds there is still more speed to come from the Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR.

“I just want to say how really, really proud I am of the whole team, who have worked so hard over the last weeks. They've gone through this test positively and methodically and got the bike working better.

“The great thing is that there is still so much potential and that just fills me with confidence for next season. The lap times were coming quite easily and we did all our work on used tyres. Everyone deserves a good rest now before we get back to work in December.


Tagged as: Honda , Ten , Kate , Portimao

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Rea, Portuguese WSBK Test 2009
Rea, Portuguese WSBK Test 2009
Rea, Portuguese WSBK Test 2009
Rea, Portuguese WSBK Test 2009
Rea, Portuguese WSBK Test 2009
Rea, Portuguese WSBK Test 2009
VD Mark, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
VD Mark, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
VD Mark, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
VD Mark, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Torres, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Torres, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Torres, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sykes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 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.


VRob

October 29, 2009 11:57 AM

A championship contender for sure - especially since they'll have a good base setting and Ohlins kit from the start next year. What's needed now though is more consistency from track to track and a steadier, more mature mindset during races. He's been his own worst enemy at several events in 2009, with wildly optimistic passing moves that only lost him time (Portimao being a perfect example). Smooth out those rough edges and you'd have the complete championship package.

RawDawg

October 29, 2009 3:20 PM

"Can't see how a Brit could not end up at the top next year" I can see how - the 800 pound Gorilla of WSBK in Ducati with the #2 and #3 riders in the championship this year in Haga and Fabrizio. The number of Brits and their talent make it a high probability of a Brit on top but it would be foolest to discount the guys who where at the sharpest of sharp end this year.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

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