WSB: Rea confident ahead of Misano
Jonathan Rea will be looking to extend his series lead as the Superbike World Championship resumes in Misano this weekend.
After a victory and DNF due to a tyre failure last time out at Donington Park, Rea now leads team-mate Tom Sykes by a whopping 55 points in the championship standings, but he refuses to rest upon his laurels at the midway point of the 2017 season.
After a positive test at the Italian track straight after Donington, Rea is feeling confident ahead of returning to one of just three circuits where he took double victories last season.
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“After spending some time at home soaking up the Isle of Man TT vibes I’m really excited to arrive in Misano, especially after our test there a couple of weeks ago,” he said.
“Now we have a good understanding of how the bike performs in different temperatures. We are even better equipped than before to build a solid base after focusing on conserving our tyre life, and that gives me some more confidence. Misano is a circuit that means a lot to me as I took my first ever WorldSBK race there.”