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Matthew Birt  says:

Misano MotoGP: Jonathan Rea keeping lid on expectations

Jonathan Rea has said having no expectations of the result he can achieve in his MotoGP debut at Misano has helped take the pressure off him after the British rider impressively qualified inside the top 10 earlier today. Rea, who is replacing injured reigning world champion Casey Stoner, will start tomorrow’s 28-lap race from ninth on the grid after he set...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Damned both ways is Jonny

As far as GP auditions go this will be a real baptism of fire. Losing 2.5 hours is monumental for a man in his learning position and in reality could well translate to 0.5 to 1.0 secs.

Rea's approach has been bang on the money, contrary to the ignorant assertions of a few couch surfers who suggest he's a thick hothead. From what I saw of his riding it was smooth and respectful. Apparently his technicians suggest he needs to rag it a bit more to get the RCV to respond. Perhaps so, but the difference between his spongy CBR and this stiff RCV is significant and is not an easy breach to cross. The RCV ride may have helped his CBR approach, but the CBR brings nothing useful to RCV adaption. This week in week out machinery change adds to Jonny's difficulties.

I expect Rea to start quietly tomorrow and continue his confidence building. His target tomorrow, if his set-up is good, should simply be to see his lap times improve. Expect to see Rea's quickest times in the final few laps.

Good luck Jonny. Bring it home and ramp it up next time.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Nostro

Best post of the day - you're more on the ball than people give you credit for !

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

Can he can't he ?

Never been a fan of his however hats off if he can bring it home in one piece in top ten

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Agree with Johnny 100%.

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bluehaze60

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bluehaze60 says:

Take it easy johnny,just build it up & get faster & faster

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Saturn

you need to expand your limited orbit beyond insignificant space debris.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Nostro

You are an enigma - but nevertheless knowledgeable. What is your answer to Trippy's question ?

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