Rea ‘scratching surface’ with new parts at Aragon WorldSBK test

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Reigning WorldSBK king Jonathan Rea started the final winter test of 2020 at Motorland Aragon today, lapping on a freezing cold surface but still managing to keep to a second off his own pole time from earlier in the year.

Rea had a raft of new parts to test on the 2021 ZX-10RR whih had been taken from the Jerez outing a few days ago and the Irishman is pleased with the potential shown.

“It was a positive day because we kept working with the items we had from the Jerez test. We really worked step-by-step on the engine side to really understand all the different feelings I have, all the different parameters we can exploit with the bike and we can draw some really good conclusions,” said Rea.

“We started work with some chassis items and that list is still growing so what we can’t finish in this test at MotorLand, we’ll take forward to the 2021 pre-season tests. All-in-all, I’m very happy. Lap times are very fast. I feel good on the bike, but I still know the potential is much better because we’re just scratching the surface with the new items.”