WorldSBK Most: Rea ‘excited to maximise opportunities’

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A trio of home podiums sees Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea head to Autodrom Most confident of further WorldSBK success in the Czech Republic.

Rea sits just 17 points adrift of series leader Alvaro Bautista as round six prepares but is aiming to swell his 229 tally at the resurfaced 21-corner circuit ahead of the summer break.

“Most is an exciting one because it is the last race of the first part of the season,” Rea explained. “It is important to go into the summer break with a good feeling and some momentum.

“It was a new circuit for everybody last season so we had a lot of learning to do. We hadn’t tested there so it was a more difficult weekend than we expected. Armed with all the data we gained last season, and the improvements in the Ninja ZX-10RR, I expect to start strongly.

“I enjoy the circuit and they have worked really hard to improve it and re-asphalt it in a lot of areas. I am expecting quite a different Most than in 2021.

“I expect a lot of local fans. I know when we used to race in the Czech Republic in the past they turned out in their thousands. It will be amazing to see all that support from the Czech fans. The target is to go there to maximise our opportunities and come away with a bag full of points before the summer break.”