Rea confident for Imola

Jonathan Rea looking to extend six-race podium run at Imola
No rider has scored more points in the last three World Superbike rounds than Jonathan Rea - and the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider is determined to continue his podium run this weekend at Imola.

Rea has taken three wins and three second places from the last six races, for a total of 130 points.

That compares with 90 points for world championship leader Max Biaggi over the same period, while the Italian's title rival Leon Haslam has scored only 69.

Rea starts Sunday's penultimate round third in the championship, 51 points behind Haslam.

“I've been enjoying myself on the Isle of Man since that good weekend in Germany, which made it six pretty good races in a row," said Rea, a winner of four races this season.

"I'd really like to carry on that podium run at Imola this weekend, although the races last year weren't so good.

"But we worked on a new area of the bike during the Imola test in the summer - we really thought outside the box - and made some pretty good progress.

"We'll start with something between that and the Nürburgring settings on Friday morning and work methodically from there, without getting carried away. Then, I hope, we'll be there or thereabouts come Sunday morning.”

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Jonathan Rea, Imola WSBK 2017
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dusty tracks - Unregistered

September 23, 2010 10:33 PM

Race fan. when you say about rea almost T boning haga last year, why did you leave out the part about fabrizio running to close to the kerb on the corner seconds before the incedent, lifting the bike up, which in turn caused jr to take evasive action as he was lining up a pass on him, which in turn caused him to run of the circuit and then almost T bone haga. Please tell all the story. Before anyone disagrees, watch it first!

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