Rea romps to podium in Sepang rainstorm

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Gino Rea came within a lap of victory at Sepang on Sunday, but he was happy to settle for a first ever Moto2™ podium finish when the race was red flagged just moments after he took the lead in torrential rain.

Third place is a welcome recompense for a tough season so far for the British rider and he can now look ahead with renewed optimism to the final two races.

Gino Rea

“What can I say? It's an amazing feeling. We've struggled all year to get the bike working how I want it but in the wet I'm able to ride around the problems and finally after the crash at Le Mans earlier in the year we got another opportunity to fight for the win today. I almost went down a few times but made it to the end and it just feels fantastic. I want to thank all the guys in the team, especially my crew chief Fausto, all the sponsors and above all my family.”

Fausto Gresini

“I am really happy with Gino's podium today, it's just a shame the red flag came out when it did otherwise he could have been on the top step but this is racing and it's a great result anyway. It was a great race although I could hardly watch it because I was so nervous! Well done Gino. Now I'd love to see him show his potential in dry conditions and finally get to grips with this bike.”

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