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MCN: ‘Honda keen to field Jonathan Rea in MotoGP™’

Honda is pushing for a spot on the 2015 MotoGP™ grid for Jonathan Rea, Motorcycle News (MCN) reports. Having covered for the injured Casey Stoner briefly in 2012, the Northern Irishman is currently leading the FIM Superbike World Championship following an impressive double victory last time out at Imola.

"He is doing a very good job and personally I would really like to see him in MotoGP™," Livio Team, Repsol Honda Team Principal, told MCN.

"He has been a Honda rider for a very long time and we really like him, so hopefully we can build up something for him. The two races he did as Casey’s replacement were not easy at all; he was constantly switching between MotoGP™ and World Superbikes, so he was on different bikes and different tyres every other week and he did a good job. It would be nice to see him in MotoGP."

Suppo went on to state that Rea’s most likely option would be one of the RCV1000R customer bikes, the like of which are already ridden by Drive M7 Aspar riders Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama plus GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Scott Redding and Cardion AB Motoracing’s Karel Abraham.

MotoGP, 2014

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