Rea looking for redemption at Catalunya Grand Prix
After a thrilling podium challenge that ended in despair for Gino Rea at Le Mans two weeks ago, the British rider heads to the next round of the Moto2 World Championship in Barcelona this weekend looking for redepmtion. His swift adaptation to the Suter chassis at a circuit he had never visited before was an encouraging omen for the rest of the season and Rea is hopeful of making further progress this weekend.
Gino Rea “It was a real shame that I got taken out of the Le Mans race, because we could have been on the podium, but we have to take the positives and move on. To go from 24th on the grid to third position during the race was nice and it was good to show that when we have the bike working well, we can run at the front of this fiercely competitive class. I am looking forward to Catalunya now and I hope we can continue development with the bike so that I can be closer to the front in the dry conditions. We have something different to try in terms of suspension, so I hope this helps us take a step in the right direction. I have never been to the Catalunya circuit before so it’s another thing I must learn before we can set the bike up to the track. I will study it as much as I can on the videos from now until the race weekend!”
Fausto Gresini “With a little more luck and composure Gino could have left Le Mans with a good result so it was a shame but he has the opportunity to make up for it in Catalunya by working hard on the set-up of the Suter. He is making tangible progress now and I am sure this will allow him to express his full potential. A few less crashes will help the guys do their job and I am confident things can come together in Catalunya.”
Source: Gresini Racing