Jonathan Rea expecting hot and heavy opener at Phillip Island

Jonathan Rea, Phillip Island

Jonathan Rea, Phillip Island

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Pata Honda’s Jonathan Rea is expecting the action to be hot and heavy as the World Superbike Championship gets under way this weekend at Phillip Island.

Rea ended the official two-day test in Australia in ninth place on the time sheets, with world champion Tom Sykes leading the way ahead of Voltcom Crescent Suzuki pair Eugene Laverty and Alex Lowes.

However, with less than a second covering the top nine, Rea said: “It’s clear that we’re starting the season in much better shape than last year but it’s so, so competitive.

 

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