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Rea hoping for dry race to end season

Jonathan Rea wants to end his 2012 World Superbike Championship campaign with a pair of dry races at Magny-Cours.
Jonathan Rea is hoping the final round of the 2012 World Superbike Championship won't be blighted by rain once again as he looks to bring the curtain down on an eventful year with a pair of good results at Magny-Cours.

With this event marking the culmination of a busy few weeks that have seen Rea divide his time between World Superbike and MotoGP duties, the Ulsterman has qualified sixth for the last two races of the 2012 season as he seeks to retain fifth in the overall standings.

However, Rea admits the uncertain weather forecast could pose issues having enjoyed a mostly dry weekend thus far, the Honda rider hoping the rain – which has affected the Assen, Monza, Misano, Silverstone, Moscow and Portimao rounds this year – stays away.

“I'm happy enough with the way the bike is working, even though there are a few areas that we need to brush up on. All in all our race package is OK but in Superpole 1 I wasn't able to be fast enough on the race tyre.

“We used our preferred race option instead of what might have been the faster option and we had to use one of our two qualifiers to get through to Superpole 2. It left us in Superpole 3 with no qualifiers, but a second row start is not a big drama.

“I'm looking forward to the two races tomorrow but the weather forecast isn't that great. It would be a shame, once again, to do all our weekend work on a dry track if tomorrow's to be wet. But it's out of our control and we'll just do the best we can.”


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