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Rea fears 'long road to recovery'

The Irishman injured himself in an accident during warm-up for the Misano round of the World Superbike Championship.
Jonathan Rea has admitted he will be on 'a long road to recovery' after it was discovered the injury to his wrist is more serious than originally feared.

The Ulsterman sustained arm and collarbone injuries in a high-speed accident during warm-up for the Misano races, immediately ruling him out of that event and this weekend's Motorland Aragon races.

However, having undergone surgery on the radius bone, Rea took to his Twitter account to suggest his recovery may take longer than he had initially hoped, the Castrol Honda rider stating:

“Disappointing news today. A lot more damage than expected in wrist. Good news is that it's all repaired but will be a long road to recovery.”

Following Motorland Aragon, the next WSBK round takes place at Brno July 10th, with a further three weeks between that and his home Silverstone event on July 31st.



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pp916 - Unregistered

June 16, 2011 2:20 PM

If he's such a poor rider and no idea how to develop a bike its funny how Honda put him on Casey Stoner's bike pre-season for 5 days to help with development.....that seems to be going OK! Its clear that Honda have a better idea of his capabilities than the 'experts' on here... The current Blade in WSB form is well past its best, and its best wasn't that great. OK for domestic championships where it gets factory support against lesser competition but as a privateer option its not competitive.

Jules W.

June 16, 2011 12:02 PM
Last Edited 1222 days ago

1. An isle of man superbike, bsb-spec bike, or any other domestic superbike is not the same as a WSBK spec bike, regardless of what is being said. Let's make that clear. Even though the blade may perform well in other championships, it is a comparison that can not be made. 2. Ten Kate might be a little dealership, but their honda dealership activity has little to do with their racing activity. They are very competent in what they do. 3. Although Ten Kate is striclty seen not a full factory effort, they do receive a whole bunch of factory support, even though they might not always willingly admit. Nevertheless, I do not think it is because of the riders that the blade is performing poorly. Considering the age of the blade, I think development is reaching the limit.



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