Frustrated and disappointed Rea only 22nd at Assen
Unfortunately for Gino Rea, even race day at Assen had a disatisfying conclusion. The Moto2 rider could not find confidence with his bike and did not feel comfortable enough to push to the limit. A solution to the problem has been hard to come by all week, and only with this could the British rider be able to recover positions at the Dutch TT.
Gino Rea. (22nd) “It was unfortunately again another disappointing race. It’s frustrating because we have sessions like this morning in which I find confidence and a decent pace, then we never seem to have a comfortable setting for the race. As soon as the fuel light went off I started struggling with the bike and couldn’t turn it. The lack of rear grip later on caused a lot of problems as well. It’s disappointing, because even my pace on the opening handful of laps was not as good as what we did in the warmup with an old tyre. If I’d been able to keep that pace up in the race, then I would have been a lot higher up. The team is working hard and we have to stay positive. ”
Fausto Gresini “There is little that I can say. Unfortunately we still haven’t found what Gino is looking for and the results aren’t coming. I am disappointed and saddened by these recent results, which aren’t reflecting our team’s true potential.”
Source: Gresini Racing Press Release