Top Ten Finishes For Rea In Misano.

Jonathan Rea finished in the top ten in both of today’s races in round four of the 2024 FIM Superbike World Championship at Misano World Circuit in Italy.


Following a major crash yesterday afternoon where Jonathan injured his left hand, he was cleared as fit to ride in today’s races after taking part in the 10 minute morning warm-up session. He ground out two top-ten results, an eighth in the morning’s 10-lap Superpole Race and tenth in Race 2 after a mistake from another rider put him on the back foot on the opening lap. 


The results were little consolation to a difficult weekend and Rea will focus on recovery from the injury to be fit for his and the team’s own home round at Donington Park next month, from 12-14 July. 


Jonathan Rea – SPRC: P8 / Race 2: P10

“Obviously a really disappointing weekend but I also have to feel very fortunate that I got away with that crash yesterday, because it was a huge one and aside from having a pretty sore left wrist and hand, physically on the bike I was not so bad. I made two good starts today in both races, apart from where I got tangled up with Remy out-braking himself at Turn 8 on the first lap of Race 2 and I lost a lot of track position. But I just struggled to really get down to business when the tyre was fresh. The race came to me a little bit better at the end when the tyre was moving, but I couldn’t get the best out of the bike at the beginning and didn’t have the confidence. The current performance level is frustrating, but it's clear that the R1 can be competitive so we need to find a way to translate my feeling to adapt and make changes that help me to get the best out of this package.”