Rea had a tough weekend again as he suffered another accident after losing control of his bike. However, in the end, he finished third and he hopes that he will fix what is a problem for them. He expects a better continuation of the season "We know our bike doesn’t absorb the bumps as well as other bikes," Rea explained, as quoted by motorsport "Our chassis is very strong, it wants late braking and hard acceleration.
This circuit is very bumpy and also a lot of changes of direction. "At Donington I crashed on bumps, [on Saturday] I crashed on bumps… it’s hard, because I don’t feel this limit. I feel like I am under control, but we see on the data a lot of chatter on the front when I am crashing, not absorbing the bumps.
It’s something to keep working on. "But no doubt when we feel good with the bike, like in Assen or even Donington, I’ve been very fast. So hopefully it’s a Most [-specific] situation and we can move on and be strong [elsewhere]."
He also described what the race for him looked like and what the biggest problem was "I had the hard rear tyre, which was the more conservative option.
In the beginning my rhythm was ok, I got a bit stuck behind Locatelli, but after I got past I couldn’t close the gap. "I thought maybe in the second part of the race it would come to me because I had the harder tyre and I would be more constant, but I had less grip and the drop was the same [as the SCX]." Now he has a race for the leading position, but he does not want to be too optimistic and considers it necessary to calm down now and focus on his goals.
"We’re halfway through the championship and the twists and turns that have happened already can happen in the second half as well," said Rea. "At least I am at the top, with a very small gap to Toprak, but we know who we are fighting with and what we are fighting with.
"I feel in a good position. I have a lot of experience of being in all types of situation so think I can shoulder it quite well, and we have some strong circuits at the end of the season for us, so looking forward to it."