Monday, June 5, 2023

Rea hopes to compete with Ducati at the home race for KRT

Riders in the UK this weekend Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes They arrive at what is the home circuit of the Kawasaki Racing Team team from the Valley and which will be held at the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya, between the 5th and 7th of May, the fourth of the 12th rounds of the World Championship. of Superbike.

It has been a very difficult season so far for the dominant race given by the Alvaro Bautista-Ducati Panigale V4R pairing, but the legendary Jonny Rea has already been on the podium three times in Race 1 at Phillip Island and the Superpole Race and Race 1 from Assen 15 days ago – and he did it at Lowes in Mandalika by three seconds Superpole Race -third-. Rea is now fifth in the general category, but 101 points behind the untouchable Bautista. and Lowes 10th.

Despite an ineffective track for the Ninja ZX-10RR, Jonathan won his first WorldSBK Catalunya race for KRT in 2020 and raced again in 2021. Alex also finished on the podium in Catalunya last season.

In a statement provided by the Kawasaki Racing Team, Ree explains that “I’m excited because the weekend is the home race for the team and there’s always a very good air in Barcelona. The circuit is nice to drive. It was a difficult circuit for us before, but we did well a few weeks ago and I proved there. With this new set of bikes, I think we’ll be more competitive than there can be”.

“It looks like the weekend is going to be consistent in terms of the weather, which is always more. I’m looking forward to getting down to business and seeing what I can do. We’re getting a lot of support from the team, family, sponsors, etc., so it’s an important race to be able to get in. Step by step over the weekend We will go and have a good plan with Pere (Riba, his technical boss).

For Alex Lowes, whose twin Sam took the win at Jerez in Moto2 this weekend“I always had mixed feelings at Montmeló where I recently did a test. It’s one of the nicest circuits to ride with many long corners. I did an event there with Kawasaki, riding the Z900 was a lot of fun. But probably not our goal is a perfect bike, with such long corners, and also “I’m tired of a very high handicap, but we had a good test with a good set-rider, I feel good in the Ninja and I’m looking forward to trying to fight for the race team for the podium”.

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