CM – Jonathan Rea looking for the formula for success when returning to the favorite track in Misano


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And if the first two rounds in Aragon and Estoril are to be expected, fans can look forward to more gigantic battles between Northern Ireland’s six-time record world champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki), Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) and Scott Redding ( Ducati). highest honors.

After four wins from the first six races of the series, Rea has a lead of 35 points over Razgatlioglu and is 38 ahead of Redding, who is on the road this weekend near the Italian Adriatic coast.

« It was an intense start to the season with consecutive race weekends, but after a free weekend I am now looking forward to returning to Misano, a track that I enjoy very much both for the track and for the Italian hospitality. » Commented.

“We have been able to change the properties of our Ninja ZX-10RR in Estoril and have really improved the size of the window we have to work with and we will keep trying these ideas.

“Among other things, the main focus was on tire management in the hot temperatures and it has worked well so far.

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« I’m looking forward to the challenge this weekend and, above all, to seeing all of our great fans back on track, which will make it even more special. »

Eugene Laverty goes into the race with confidence Today’s free practice in Misano, after exceeding expectations last time at Estoril.

The RC Squadra Corse driver expected a tough weekend on a track that the BMW did not suit, but two top 10 finishes his hopes for a track he loves and on which he was on the podium in 2019 gave hope.

“I set myself modest goals last time because Estoril was the toughest track on the calendar for us before.

« However, both the BMW and I performed better than expected, so I have great confidence that I will go on a track that I really enjoy.

“I got on well with my new RC Squadra Corse team and we are ready to increase the order.

« The first two laps were like a pre-season test for us and I have the feeling that our season starts right this weekend in Misano. »

James will be ultra-competitive on the second round Supersport 300 Championship for Team # 109 Kawasaki, while his older brother continues to represent injured Danny Webb in the World Supersport Series and drive the Wepol Racing Yamaha.

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