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Michael Guy  says:

Rea wins prestigous Suzuka 8-hour

Jonathan Rea became the first British rider to win the prestigious Suzuka 8-hour Endurance race. Riding the FCC TSR Honda with team-mate Kousuke Akiyoshi, Rea secured a convincing four lap victory to secure his name in the history books. Speaking to MCN from Japan, Rea said: “Right now I’ve got a million emotions going through my head. First of all...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (29 July 2012 16:04)

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Aug 10

Posts: 576

shawno76 says:

Go on Rea!  Absolute legend.  Well done.

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May 09

Posts: 514

leecho says:

well done

rea, lets hope honda repay you with a good bike for next yr, and you can win wsb championship, or even give you a ride in motogp.

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May 12

Posts: 1007

cornbowl says:

Congratulations, a great race and a top trophy for your cabinet, now a decent bike for next season, and a world superbike title to add to your list.  

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Feb 10

Posts: 201

wesley01 says:

Very cool well done

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Apr 05

Posts: 76

velopete says:

well done

So pleased for you Jonathon, lets hope Honda give you a bike you don't have to override to be competitive, come on Honda you know he's worth it.

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Mar 09

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Nostrodamus says:

Does loyalty still count for the Japanese?

If so then this victory could well be the most important of Rea's career. The only possible way Jonny will stay on a Fairyblade next year will be under a contractual certainty of a RCV in 2014. 

Each year the CBR gets longer in the tooth, christ it's closer to the snail like Ducati than the whippet Kawasaki. Jonny's paid his dues on that bike, year in, year out, far and away out performing previously world class race winning riders. Like Stoner,  Rea wins in spite of his machine. 

 HRC owe Jonny. Let's see some genuine loyalty rewarded.

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Jun 10

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bluehaze60 says:

Well done johnny , great victory :)

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Jul 11

Posts: 258

Ocdcbr says:

Gooo johny!!

+1 on what nostro said

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Sep 11

Posts: 7

racer245 says:

What a race to win, well done to Rea & Akiyoshi. Although the Ten Kate set up is how it should be in WSB, Rea always has to push beyond his bikes capability to keep with the factory bikes

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Mar 12

Posts: 507

well done Honda

great weekend for Honda, Jr and co winning the Suzuka 8 hours and Casey doing the business in motogp at what you can consider Yamahas territory!


Not sure i agree with all these people that say Honda owe JR Motogp rides, Factory superbikes etc. Honda can only do so much with what they have in hand. If JR decides its not enough for him then he should just pack his kit and leave to better pastures. No one is forcing him to stay. Honda puts the deal down in front of him, hes the one who signs on the dotted lines. Simple.  

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