Reigning WorldSBK champ Jonathan Rea believes that understanding race pace in the heat of Jerez’ sun is the key part to this weekend’s clash at the Spanish track.
With testing held there in winter and races usually later in the season, this is the first time WorldSBK has raced in a Spanish summer at the Andalucian track.
“I’m excited to go to Jerez and understand our potential there. After the race weekend in Imola and a positive test at Misano I feel ready for this next challenge,” said Rea.
“Jerez is a very nice circuit to ride, especially the fast flowing corners at the end of the lap. It will be important to make a lot of laps during practice to prepare for the races, as it’s the first time we have raced in Jerez during the summer.
“The temperatures will be much higher than we experienced during our winter tests. With this in mind, we will work hard and try to keep the momentum going.”