Rea delighted with Superpole front row

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Jonathan Rea showed his undoubted potential with an accomplished performance in Superpole to secure his place on the front row for Sunday’s two WSB races at Phillip Island.

Rea secured the third fastest time and will line –up on the front row alongside American Ben Spies, Italian Max Biaggi and Czech rider Jacob Smrz.

But warned that tyres will play a massive part in tomorrows races due to the high track temperatures and sequence of fast left hand corners which destroy tyres.

He said: “Tomorrow’s is going to b very different to qualifying today. The races are going to be all about who’s bike looks after the tyres the best an d which rider does too, so hopefully my brain cells will be switched on ok.

“Pirelli are in a big hole right now because they haven’t brought the tyres that they used last year. I think that if we can keep it in the 1m 33’s and end up in the 34’s that could be enough.

“I just need to make sure that I don’t get dragged into going with the guys at the front and run my own race instead.

“I’ve done two race runs do I know what to do when the tyre goes off and there isn’t anyone else on the grid that’s tried to do a 22 lap run.”