SBK, Rea irrepressible: "I win with the rules against me"

Johnny: "Our Kawasaki has nothing revolutionary, the results are the fruit of our work. The title? Let's see after Misano"


Cosa si può fare contro questo Rea? Praticamente nulla. Nonostante la partenza dalla terza fila, complice la griglia invertita, il Cannibale ha sbaragliato la concorrenza in Gara 2, tornando nuovamente sul gradino più alto del podio e consolidando la propria leadership in Campionato. Semplicemente perfetta la sua gestione di gara, che gli ha consentito di mettere in cassaforte la 62^ affermazione nelle derivate.

“I knew that it would be an uphill climb starting from further back – he begins – but I was able to find great pace, lapping consistently in the low 1’23s and that was the key. The team did an amazing job this weekend, quickly rebuilding the bike after the crash on Friday, and I did the rest on track, finding great sensation in less than simple conditions, considering the heat”.

Johnny takes the opportunity to get something off his chest.

“This year, the rules are against us and it's clear - he told our Speedweek colleagues – our engineers and the whole team are doing a great job anyway, focusing on the balance of the bike. We're not doing anything revolutionary with the ZX-10RR, but the results of our hard work are clear to see”.

Rea returns to the race.

“I didn't make a great start, I tried to follow Chaz and eventually reached Laverty, finding a way past him. As I've said, my pace allowed me to make the difference and win”.

Despite his championship lead, the three-time champion is not lowering his guard.

“There are still many races and it's very easy to make a mistake, if my lead is the same after Misano then I can be more relaxed when it comes to the second half of the championship”.


Translated by Heather Watson

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