WSS » WSS: Gino Rea deal confirmed


"I'm expecting to bring the team some wins and podiums from the off."

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Sweeble

January 13, 2011 9:28 AM

A possibility for the title I reckon, particularly with Eugene and Kenan having moved on to better things. He needs to keep the momentum of his career going and aim for Moto2.

With Moto2 we at last have a series that joins the WSBK/WSS world and the MotoGP world - it's where Eugene should have gone. Kenan needs to do well!

Sweeble

January 13, 2011 10:22 AM

Hi Sick Cylinder,
As far as I understand it, the main problem with WSBK riders moving to MotoGP is that they are used to a relatively heavy point and squirt technique with less electronics, chassis adjustment and corner speed. Moto2 has more of these aspects and allows the rider to get used to the tracks, pits and racing in a bear pit of Europe's finest. I think a Moto2 rider would probably do better in MotoGP than a WSBK rider - with the exception of a phenomenon like Ben Spies!

Mr D Bacle - Unregistered

January 13, 2011 12:38 PM

Pleased he is staying with the Interczech outfit to have a bit of consistency. Gino is a real talent and can't wait for him to go head2head with Fabian Forest!

There is the debate about moto2 and WSK but for Gino its his racecraft I hope to see blossoming in the great series that is WSS. Cant wait!

RawDawg

January 13, 2011 2:38 PM

"As far as I understand it, the main problem with WSBK riders moving to MotoGP is that they are used to a relatively heavy point and squirt technique with less electronics, chassis adjustment and corner speed."

Not so much as in the past.

WSBK uses electronics very similar to MotoGP now a days. Ducati has always used the same system in MotoGP and WSBK.

The "square off the corner and fire" style that was so prevalent in WSBK past has just about disappeared. You look at riders like Haga, JT, and Corser and they ride nothing like they did 5 or 6 years ago. Haga has almost none of the "slide" that he had in the past and that's directly related to electronics.

For this reason I think it's easier for WSBK riders to transition to WSBK. They would still have to adjust to GP type frames and the like but the riding style isn't as far off from what it used to be.

Dannyboy

January 13, 2011 4:30 PM

"With Moto2 we at last have a series that joins the WSBK/WSS world and the MotoGP world - it's where Eugene should have gone. Kenan needs to do well!"

I would have agreed with you had Eugene not gotten a factory ride, but sighning with Yamaha in wsbk was a great move, especialy since he seems to have clicked with the bike emediatly. He will be in GP's soon I think.

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