A last minute change of heart by Honda has denied Jonathan Rea the chance to make his MotoGP debut at this weekend's British Grand Prix - in which Kurtis Roberts will now be Team KR's sole rider. Rea, who recently won the Suzuka 300km endurance race and took his first BSB win at Mondello Park on Sunday, was due to ride the second Honda-powered KR212V machine alongside Kenny Jr at Donington Park - but the 20-year-old's packed schedule, which includes the Suzuka 8 Hours as well as BSB, has led to a 'change of strategy' by Honda."It's unfortunate Jonathan won't be able to compete with us at Donington," said Team Roberts team manager Chuck Aksland. "The whole team was looking forward to working with him. He's had a good run lately and Honda have decided that it is best for him to stick with his current priorities which obviously lie in the British Superbike Championship and Suzuka 8 hour event. Hopefully we can find another opportunity to get him aboard our MotoGP bike in the near future."As of Sunday night, Rea still expected to ride at Donington - and had planned to visit the Team Roberts headquarters this (Monday) morning - although he also described the hectic schedule that has now, at the very least, delayed his MotoGP debut. I've got a very early boat trip to get to the Roberts factory in Banbury on Monday morning, to set up my levers," Rea told Crash.net Radio on Sunday evening at Mondello Park. "Then, to give you a little insight into my schedule, Tuesday I'm doing a chat show; Wednesday and Thursday I'm Superbike testing at Cadwell; Friday, Saturday and Sunday is MotoGP; Sunday night I fly to Japan for two days testing and then I'll arrive at Knockhill on Thursday night at 11pm. The next two weeks are pretty hard, but hopefully I'll be alright..."Rea's omission isn't the only news at Team Roberts, which will now revert back to a one rider team for the British Grand Prix - having run both Kurtis and Kenny for the last two rounds - but with former world champion Kenny Jr, the team's original rider, standing down until a new chassis is complete.
What a copout by Honda, scared that the boy might do good and beat the Repsols.....
I highly doubt that.
, scared that the boy might do good and beat the Repsols.....
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Fuck me, I didn't think the Akabusi sex tapes could be topped.FPMSL - well done - you are a comedy genius.Have the Repsol team got guest riders?Little and Large? The crankies? Shakademus and Pliers?cos the only other way that Roberts bike would finish ahead of the repsol bikes is if wee Danny boy was caught short and parked up for a piss on lap ten.Even then the result could be in doubt if he didn't shake properly.Congrats - you are Mondays "arse clown of the day."
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Not the 8Hr tho - he won the 300kms with Kiyo.The 8Hr is coming up - weekend after next I think.
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Good men do finish last....
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Please do try to keep up in the cheap seats He's already done Suzuka
Shame for the lad and everyone who bought tickets to support him
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