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Winner Rea maintains consistent run of form

The Northern Irishman has now finished on podium on ten occasions this season.
Jonathan Rea continued his strong run of recent form at the Nurburgring as he notched up podiums five and six in a row to all-but-guarantee himself a top three finish in the overall standings.

Rea has finished no lower than second since Brno, the Northern Irishman maintaining that record in Germany as he swept to a commanding victory in the first race before finishing behind Noriyuki Haga in the second.

A strong turn around for him after a difficult start to the weekend, Rea was more than happy to accept a one-two result, adding that it was probably the best he could have hoped for.

“We were really behind the 8-ball on Friday but did a lot of work that night and came back yesterday with a bike we could challenge with," the Ten Kate Honda rider said. "We managed to turn that into a win in the first race today by making a break at the front and controlling the race, so all credit has to go to the crew for turning things around.

“Nori was really fast in the second race so I'm really happy with a one-two and really think that was probably the maximum points I could get today. It was a lap of two halves really and I while I was weak in the first two splits the last two were really strong.

“Although I could gain a little bit there, I'd just got dropped a little bit at the start and I lost my rhythm a bit when Checa went down. But I'm really happy – I'm enjoying riding the bike and it's fun to turn up to a racetrack and just ride the CBR. If you'd offered me a one-two on Friday I would have snapped your hand off.”

Coupled to Carlos Checa's retirement in the second race, Rea is now well clear of the Spaniard in the fight for third overall.


Tagged as: Nürburgring

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Richard Mushet

September 06, 2010 8:53 AM

I couldn't give a rat's a$$ where JR was born - he's been the rider to watch ever since his Red Bull Honda days in BSB, where his raw pace was obvious. Eugene and Jonny are two of the brightest talents the UK has got, but posts always resort to some bigoted idiot bringing up their flags... For some reason everyone seems to be a big fan of the Leons, Byrne and Crutchlow - ignoring Rea and Sykes, who are the two riders I always check for on the results if I've missed the racing on TV. Anyway, it's good to see Jonny outriding the 'Blade and getting the results we all know he's capable of. Pull the pin lad!

TARDOZZI - Unregistered

September 06, 2010 11:45 AM

@ hookem,the only way you will get british comments about j rea is this way ?? rea is easily the best british rider around today, better than haslam, crutchlow and camier,never mind toseland! and is the only one with the talent to make it in gps, ?? now wait for replies



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