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Old 24 Oct 2018, 14:37 (Ref:3858879)   #91
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I’m sure he won’t end up like the other Leon (Camier) when he was teamed with Biaggi. I just hope he can give a Rea more a run for his money than Sykes has done
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Old 25 Oct 2018, 04:10 (Ref:3859016)   #92
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Yet another weekend where Rea triumphs, despite everything. I just find it funny that he thinks he can do better than Cal in MotoGP, yet can’t be bothered to move up

Works Kawasaki rider in WSB, or a rider for a satellite team with no chance in MotoGP? I know where I'd stay.

Was 4th fastest at the Aragon joint test with MotoGP with a bike that weighs 15 kg more and is 35 hp shy of the MotoGP bikes, then set the absolute track record at Phillip Island GP circuit. Should be competitive at least in MotoGP.
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Old 25 Oct 2018, 07:52 (Ref:3859028)   #93
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Yeah, but if he says that about Cal, I'd like to see him prove it
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Old 25 Oct 2018, 14:32 (Ref:3859105)   #94
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Little fish in a tiny pond, always been Rea's problem since he joined Kawasaki.

Read back and read about Mat Mladin, he was exactly the same, could have been a massive player in SBK when it was a good series, but was paid a fortune to stay in America.

I would guess only Vinales, Rossi, Dovi, Marquez and one or two others are paid more than Rea, so he is happy to stay and beat no-one for endless titles.

He could get away but refuses a pay cut and refuses to work for his chance. In his eyes that chance has gone.

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Old 26 Oct 2018, 23:40 (Ref:3859364)   #95
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Little fish in a tiny pond, always been Rea's problem since he joined Kawasaki.

Read back and read about Mat Mladin, he was exactly the same, could have been a massive player in SBK when it was a good series, but was paid a fortune to stay in America.

I would guess only Vinales, Rossi, Dovi, Marquez and one or two others are paid more than Rea, so he is happy to stay and beat no-one for endless titles.

He could get away but refuses a pay cut and refuses to work for his chance. In his eyes that chance has gone.

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More like realistic.

Honda screwed him around for years, he is now 31, a legitimate multi-world champion with a factory team, if anyone thinks he is not worth his salary I'd suggest they can move to WSB and have a go. WSB is by its very nature a far easier place to get competitive in than MotoGP.


Would be a bit like Scott Dixon going to F1 so that he could prove he was better than Magnussen.

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Old 27 Oct 2018, 09:50 (Ref:3859407)   #96
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Well he has nothing to lose by going to MotoGP in my view. If it doesn't work out, he can always move back
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Old 1 Nov 2018, 14:37 (Ref:3860365)   #97
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Yet another weekend where Rea triumphs, despite everything. I just find it funny that he thinks he can do better than Cal in MotoGP, yet can’t be bothered to move up
That's up to him I suppose, as I said in an earlier post he has ridden in MotoGP before when he deputised for Stoner on the Repsol Honda back in 2012 and didn't disgrace himself !
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Old 2 Nov 2018, 15:28 (Ref:3860578)   #98
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Well rain brought that season to an end. Seemed at the beginning of the season that Rea wouldn’t have it so easy, but he ended up dominating again. That photo finish between him and Melandri seems a long time ago now
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It's funny that some people hate it when someone dominates any type of competition, be it athletics/swimming/football/F1/boxing. However it's up to others to up their game Regardless of how much money is "thrown" at any competitive sport some people are always going to be that "little" bit better
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Jonathan Rea's dominance appears to be down to a number of factors which are all capable of being emulated by others but his strongest advantage seems to be his ability to get on the pace right from the off. Irrespective of his starting grid position he has the uncanny knack of carving his way to the front within a couple of laps and once there he almost imperceptibly grows the gap on his pursuers. Many riders and drivers for that matter seem to possess that extra bit of natural ability in getting the most of their machinery but in Rea's case it seems to me that nobody on the current grid has the same lightening ability in carving their way through at the start without incurring damage. His early race moves are always hard, incisive but fair(mostly), whether or not it's down to bike set up, determination or natural talent is difficult to assess from an armchair enthusiast' s point of view but the format is pretty much predetermined; he doesn't streak away once in the lead, he consistently increases his lead whilst looking after his tyres.
To deride his talent in any way is very insulting, he's just better than the rest.
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Old 12 Nov 2018, 17:53 (Ref:3862854)   #101
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Johnny is absolutely a phenomenon of the WSBK. I think what he achieved with the old CBR speak for itself. He trashed his team mates and I only saw from Hayden and Van der Mark some flash of his speed on the same bike.

Kawasaki and Rea are simply the best bike with the best rider!

His level of popularity is not supported by the category. Now the Superbike seems to be in a low level and it's not seens like some years ago. Surely with more manufacturers seriously involved it would have been more difficult for Rea to win
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