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Jonathan Rea staying in WSBK with Honda?

"We have reached an agreement and it should be just a formality" - Carlo Fiorani, Honda Racing Europe.
Jonathan Rea looks set to remain at the Pata-backed Ten Kate Honda squad for the 2014 World Superbike season.

The highly-rated Ulsterman, currently recovering from a broken femur, has never made a secret of his MotoGP ambitions.

Rea did a solid job while replacing Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner for several rounds of the 2012 season, but - with no factory MotoGP machinery available - is on the verge of signing for a sixth WSBK season with Ten Kate Honda.

"We have not put the signature on the contract, but we have reached an agreement and it should be just a formality," GPOne.com reports Carlo Fiorani, Head of Honda Racing Europe, as saying.

Rea, replaced by Michel Fabrizio during his recovery, remains optimistic that he will return to action before the end of the season, at Jerez on October 20. Leon Haslam, who also broke a femur earlier this year, rides the other Ten Kate CBR1000RR.



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Gazza1JB

September 25, 2013 4:19 PM

I dunno why he keeps staying with Honda Wsbk, its not like they are gonna make a new bike any time soon and there current bike is well off the major players WSBK (Aprillia, Kawa, BMW) when did it come out about 2008? roughly. Honda are ploughing there money into there MotoGP Bike & MotoGP Production bike.



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