Rea returns to take the colors of the MotoGP
Jonathan Rea did it again. Nothing of what the triple world champion of Superbikes does is coincidence. If anyone had any doubt about it. The Northern Ireland again beat the MotoGP riders present in the last day of the last private tests this year that shared both categories. The Briton took the day off on Thursday to collect at Buckinham Palace the medal. That made him a Member of the British Empire (MBE) a very important decoration. That he celebrated a day later traveling to Jerez and being the fastest with his Kawasaki against pilots such as Iannone, Rins, Petrucci, Smith, Redding or Miller.
It is true that the Ducati de Lorenzo and Dovizioso did not play on that day. In these three days of testing, there were also no teams. Repsol Honda or Movistar Yamaha should not detract from another feat of the champion. Which a motorcycle derived from series it surpassed to the prototypes of the category reigns of the worldwide one of Motorcycling like it did last year. When it was the fastest returning to coincide in track with pilots of MotoGP beating even the time with which Rossi had obtained the pole in 2016 on the Jerez track.
After a long and difficult season, my energy levels are quite low. I am very happy. I am looking forward to rest, relax and prepare for 2018! Exclaimed after achieving a real tiempazo, a 1’37” 986 with which he was only 3 tenths of the record of accomplishment marked on Thursday by Dovizioso. The Northern Irishman will seek his fourth consecutive title in Superbikes this year. Again showed that he remains in a state of grace Exceeding by 44 thousandths an Andrea Iannone.
Who tested a new chassis solution for 2018 and focused on continuing to test the new engine. For his part, Alex Rins who suffered a fall used for the first time said propeller and managed to be fourth to more than three tenths of the time of Rea. The main absence in this last day of the Jerez pre-season private tests was that of Ducati. Who in the previous two days could not squeeze as much as possible. A few tests that should have been after Lorenzo secured in Cheste the week that Ducati delayed in terms of the 2018 evolutions compared to Honda.