Jonathan Rea: "I gave everything"
Razgatlioglu is feisty, but not unfair. I thought Dorna intervened to limit Yamaha like they did with Ducati and Kawasaki. MotoGP? I will never know what I could have done
The interview with Jonathan Rea
Smiling and serene, the six-time world champion willingly submitted to our questions, but never fell into
to our questions, without ever falling for our provocations. Jonny confirmed his respect for
Razgatlioglu, undoubtedly his toughest adversary of the last seven years, determined and gritty, but not unfair.
gritty, but not unfair.
Rea is not looking for alibis, but admits that he would have expected Dorna
Dorna to intervene to limit the Yamaha R1, as they had previously done for the Ducati V4 and his Kawasaki.
and his Kawasaki. It has been a difficult season for him, not least because of his many crashes.
because of his numerous crashes.
In the previous six years he had only seven empty boxes in the standings.
This year he has crashed four times due to the limits of his Ninja, but mostly because he never wants to give up.
but mostly because he never wants to lose, even at the cost of going further than his bike allows.
his bike. The laps not allowed on the ZX-10RR? Jonny doesn't make excuses, but admits that the ZX-10RR's
Jonny doesn't make excuses, but he admits that the bike he used during the winter break (with 500 more engine revs) was undoubtedly a more competitive Kawasaki.
a more competitive Kawasaki that would have allowed him to have a different championship.
He is the most successful rider in the
He is the most successful rider in the history of Superbike, and his six consecutive world titles place him among the greatest champions in the history of motorcycling.
motorcycling history. A fantastic career, veiled only by a slight shadow: what could he have done in MotoGP?
could have done in MotoGP?