BSB: Gino Rea re-signs with OMG Racing for 2019
Gino Rea has re-signed with OMG Racing for the 2019 British Superbike Championship season, following a strong end to his 2018 campaign.
Securing multiple top 10 finishes in the final four rounds of the year, the former European Superstock 600 champion will be joined by former JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider Luke Mossey in a two-man superbike assault.
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With winter testing starting at the end of this month at Cartagena, in Spain, the 29-year-old spoke of his excitement about the prospect of another year with the team.
"I’m very pleased to continue my relationship with the OMG Racing team," the London rider said. "We’ve learnt and developed so much this year and it only made sense to continue together.
"Towards the end of 2018 we started to show our potential and we were finding our way with the new Suzuki GSX-R1000. I believe we can continue to improve our package so it'll be important to have a solid few tests over the winter to head into 2019 as strong as possible.
"This will be the first time since 2010 that I have stayed on the same machinery and team for consecutive years which is something I’m really looking forward to, and I’m extremely grateful to OMG Racing for giving me that opportunity."
These sentiments were echoed by Team Principal, Paul Curran, who said: "I'm looking forward to working with Gino for a further year as we can build upon and grow what we have achieved this year.
"In the latter part of the year, everything was starting to click into place, so if we can start from where we finished, with the further developments over the winter to improve the bike, we will be aiming for top 5 finishes and definitely a Showdown position."