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Impressive substitute Rea heads third row

Impressive substitute Rea heads third row

Casey Stoner’s replacement in the Repsol Honda team, Jonathan Rea, produced a solid performance to place seventh on the grid at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón.

The factory Honda outfit will therefore start the MotoGP™ race on Sunday with Dani Pedrosa in second position and Rea at the head of the third row.

Rea took full advantage of his experience at this track (where he had a two day test with the Repsol Honda team three weeks ago) to consistently improve his lap times and secure a best lap of 1'50.410, just one second off pole man Jorge Lorenzo.

Jonathan Rea

"It was the first dry session of the weekend, I'm not sure what I've done to deserve this weather! Towards the end of the session we started to get going and find our rhythm, the lap time was ok and I see a few areas where I can improve, but we are closing the gap, now just a second from the pole time which I'm pleased with. In general I'm really happy with the bike and with the set up so hopefully tomorrow I can be closer to the front guys than I was in Misano. It looks like my last ride so I want to go out tomorrow and make every single lap count".

Press release courtesy of Repsol Honda

MotoGP, 2012, GRAN PREMIO IVECO DE ARAGÓN, Repsol Honda Team

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