TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like the content you find here, don't block the ads check them out instead. Thank you.
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

  1. #1
    Really Bored eccles291's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cyprus... for a short while
    Posts
    3,617
    Like
    346
    Liked 434 in 213 posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki


    TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like
    the content you find here, don't block the ads check
    them out instead. Thank you.
    Looks like heís got his sights set on winning the most WSB titles of all time. Slightly disappointed that the rumours of him going to MotoGP didnít happen.

    Rea extends WSB Kawasaki contract

  2. #2
    Really Bored Monstyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The Soviet Republic of Ayrshire
    Posts
    4,906
    Like
    123
    Liked 957 in 420 posts

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    More than slightly, he’s proved all he needs to in WSB, a stint in MotoGP would have been a natural progression.

    Though in his defence, perhaps there were just no offers available to him.

  3. #3
    Should Get Out More Tomcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Back home
    Posts
    33,845
    Like
    1,564
    Liked 2,139 in 1,096 posts
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    MotoGP is littered with the carcasses of the careers of WSB champions who thought they could cut it with the big boys. He'd have been foolish to jump ship from what must be a very nice contract for anything less than a full works bike.

  4. The following user liked this post made by Tomcat:


  5. #4
    Should Get Out More GiantPygmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    20,928
    Like
    5,535
    Liked 4,448 in 2,437 posts

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    MotoGP is littered with the carcasses of the careers of WSB champions who thought they could cut it with the big boys. He'd have been foolish to jump ship from what must be a very nice contract for anything less than a full works bike.
    I think you'll find they're alive an well and working for BT

    Problem Rea's got is that he's a big fish in a pond that's getting smaller. god knows what it will look like in 2 seasons time

  6. The following user liked this post made by GiantPygmy:


  7. #5
    Really Bored Monstyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The Soviet Republic of Ayrshire
    Posts
    4,906
    Like
    123
    Liked 957 in 420 posts

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    He'd have been foolish to jump ship from what must be a very nice contract for anything less than a full works bike.
    Thats what I was meaning when I said no offers were available, I wouldn't expect him to just settle for a satellite team but I fear he missed his narrow window of opportunity a few years ago.

  8. #6
    Really Bored Nordboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    3,649
    Like
    391
    Liked 859 in 439 posts

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    Well, at least I don't have to bother watching the WSB borefest for the next two years. We already know who's going to be the champ!!

  9. #7
    Should Get Out More Supermofo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    6,872
    Like
    2,529
    Liked 1,367 in 883 posts

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    Tough position for Rae (only a little though). I reckon he'd have done pretty well in Motogp but he stuck with the shit Fireblade for too long which meant he never got a shot when he was the right age. Now unless he was offered a decent factory ride in GP it probably doesn't make much sense.
    Prop up you pension pot by a handsome amount whilst winning every week and setting records
    Or
    Get on a private GP bike and fight for 10th for less money.

  10. #8
    Should Get Out More GiantPygmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    20,928
    Like
    5,535
    Liked 4,448 in 2,437 posts

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post

    Or Get on a private GP bike and fight for 10th for less money.
    At least he'd get the chance to go up against the best riders on the planet.
    Shame Kawasaki didn't have a MotoGP project he could have headed up?

  11. #9
    Should Get Out More Tomcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Back home
    Posts
    33,845
    Like
    1,564
    Liked 2,139 in 1,096 posts
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    I reckon he'd have done pretty well in Motogp
    He did have a wild card ride though didn't he?

  12. #10
    Should Get Out More Weeksy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Reading, Berks
    Posts
    54,630
    Like
    2,481
    Liked 8,971 in 5,135 posts

    Default Re: Jonathan Rea extends current WSB contract with Kawasaki

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    He did have a wild card ride though didn't he?
    Yup, did OK. 2 races, 8th, 7th. Which is obviously far from terrible.

Go Back to Forum My Forum

TRC Affiliates - Help TRC make a small amount of commission