Although Jonathan Rea was unlucky in Portugal when he crashed out, and even after that he experienced a fall on the Superpole race, he still managed to come away with a victory in the final and reduce the gap over Razgatlioglu.
Rea is aware of his mistakes, and the biggest reason is the hard fight for the first place and the big lag. Yet the mistakes he has made he must accept and needs to continue "We learned a lot this weekend because I made some silly mistakes being too impatient, so I need to believe my rhythm is high and that I can fight these guys until the last lap," said Rea, as quoted by motorsport "I’m a bit more back in it with what happened to Toprak, but I accepted my back’s against the wall.
Sometimes it’s nice to ride like that, [feeling] free, but I made some mistakes and I have to accept that. "Same mentality for Argentina: we can’t be clever and ride in a conservative manner. I’m riding completely on my limit, I am struggling in a few areas, and there’s no margin.
Every single corner is 100 percent.
The first crash he experienced tried to accept and move on, but after experiencing the same destiny again, it greatly affected him. "[The crash in Race 1] I could accept because it was a fast crash, but I was pretty upset with myself after the Superpole Race.
It's an emotional day. When the championship’s 49 points, with six races to go, it’s tough. Such things failed to shake Rea after all, and he still hopes he can achieve the desired goal given that there are 6 races left until the end "But this year has proved anything can happen.
Every weekend something strange happens. So 24 [points] feels like nothing. Six races to go, anything can happen. I'll try my best and see what happens." The races in Argentina and Indonesia are still in question and the question is whether they will take place.
Still, Rea wants to mentally prepare for such races, and he doesn't seem to worry much if there is a postponement of the races. "Whatever happens, when Dorna has committed to 13 rounds, so two more rounds, this close to the end [of the season] they can't cancel rounds; they have to find substitute rounds," he said. "But until Argentina or Indonesia are cancelled, I'm preparing for them mentally."