‘Rea ups the ante again’
After race one at Donington the WSB world had dared to dream that the championship fight was back on. Sykes had moved to within 50 points and Rea had crashed three times.
But it was short-lived optimism with Johnny Rea getting back to his winning ways in style with an emphatic win in race two.
What must be really worrying for his rivals is that Rea has beaten Davies at his best track – Aragon – and now Sykes at Donington. Chaz and Tom must be left wondering what they can do to stop Rea taking another title.
His latest-generation Kawasaki ZX-10RR is made more in his own image than in Sykes’ and he has the ability to extract the huge potential of not only this but the set-up of his factory team.
He is so peerlessly unflappable on the bike that his rivals cannot approach his podium consistency. Even the Donington crashes were washed away by a race two charge that saw Rea once again rise to the top.
His rivals stumble at times, but Rea continues to prevail even on what was his most difficult circuit of the year, and in unusually difficult circumstances.
He has simply raised the bar once again and unless his rivals can find something in the next round of testing at Misano this week – his domination looks set to continue for some time yet.
‘He has beaten his rivals at their favourite tracks’