Jonathan Rea And KRT Complete 2020 Track Testing

Jonathan Rea made more positive steps with the new 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR at Motorland Aragon this week, despite weather conditions preventing him from riding on the final day of the planned two day test.

In what was to be a highly productive session on Wednesday, Jonathan completed 57 laps of the Aragon circuit finishing off with the fastest single lap time of 1m 49.716

Fog and poor track conditions rolled in on Thursday and the KRT squad decided not to risk any more track action. Having already confirmed some important items on day one the team and technical staff can now define the next steps to take with machine-set-up in 2021.

A well-earned winter break will be coming soon for Jonathan and all of the KRT team staff but with a new bike to face the fresh challenge in the new year it will still be a very busy period back in the workshops before the next tests early in 2021. 

Jonathan Rea said: “The first day was positive because we kept working with the items we had from the recent Jerez test. We really worked step-by-step on the engine side to understand all the feelings I have and all the different parameters we can explore with the new bike. We drew some really good conclusions. The lap time was very fast and I feel good on the bike - but I feel the potential is much better. We did not do any mileage on day two as the weather was full of fog all morning and afternoon so we packed up early, content and satisfied with our winter test programme so far. It has been really nice to ride so fast after Estoril and our first impressions of the new Ninja ZX-10RR are already positive. We have been fast, consistent and the feeling with the bike is getting better lap-by-lap. I am looking forward to some downtime now at home with my family. All the team, all the staff can go home and relax after a great season. I want to thank everybody for the huge effort at these winter tests, and this season during difficult times. We are going to recharge and get ready for the 2021 season.”