Argentine WorldSBK a ‘blank sheet of paper’ for champ Rea

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Newly-crowned WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea will have no setup data for the brand new San Juan track in Argentina but says he will treat it like any other race weekend.

Rea goes into the penultimate round as four-time world champion but will be on the attack as hard as usual to make it ten wins on the bounce.

“I am really excited; firstly to go to a new track and to visit South America for the first time. It is great for the championship and also really nice to visit a new country with WorldSBK,” said Rea.

“Of course, since Magny Cours I have not had much time to digest winning the championship but I am extremely happy and proud of our efforts to date this season. But the season is not over and we are going to attack this race weekend like any other.

“We won’t have too much setup data this weekend so we will start FP1 with a blank sheet of paper. Fortunately our Ninja ZX-10RR has a great base setting so it is up to me to learn the track fast, and hopefully enjoy it. I am looking forward to meeting all the Argentinean fans.”

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