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Laguna Seca WSB Results (Race 2)


Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) notched another double win this weekend at Laguna Seca … winning again on Sunday by more than 5 seconds over second place Chaz Davies (Ducati). Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) filled out the podium today.

Rea already has a massive points lead in the championship as he seeks an unprecedented 4 WSB titles in a row. You will find full results to Race 2 here. For additional details and points, visit the official WSB site.


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11 Comments

  1. Rhinestone Kawboy says:

    Also nice to see Aprilia up on the podium. Seen that MV Agusta had a not too shabby finish for them as well. Like to see the European brands get some action and results too. Kind of an underdog type of guy I guess.

  2. VLJ says:

    For those of you gushing over Rea and his domination of the series, are you not aware that Rea’s team is a full factory effort, the only one in the series? Of course the other Kawi riders are nowhere to be seen. Excepting Rea’s teammate, those other Kawi riders aren’t even on satellite-level equipment.

    Even the Aruba Ducati squad of Davies of Melandri doesn’t receive the level of factory support that Rea’s Kawasaki team does.

    There is no magic here. Rea isn’t some late-blooming god of a rider, and his crew isn’t anything out of the ordinary. He and they have simply been given so much more to work with than have any other team in the entire paddock. This is akin to the Repsol Honda smoking the CRT bikes of a few seasons ago. It’s no different from when H-D was dominating dirt-track racing, because they were the only factory team out there on the track.

    When Rea was on a non-factory Honda in WSB, he was nothing special. When he tried his hand in MotoGP, he was nothing special.

    It’s the bike. He has a full factory-spec bike, which no one else in the series except Sykes enjoys. That’s all it is. The factory Kawi squad hasn’t had to deal with anything close to a level playing field since the days of Max Biaggi on the true-factory-level Aprilia, and we saw how that played out.

  3. Roger says:

    Put Jonathon Rea on a moto gp bike!

  4. gsbeliever says:

    Johnny Rea makes it worthwhile to get up early weekend mornings to watch him race live.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It’s good to be a Kawasaki fan these days! Good job Rea.

    • Superlight says:

      Enjoy it while you can, as I say it’s Johnny Rea doing the job more than the bike. The other Kawis aren’t in the hunt.

      • PatrickD says:

        Don’t be silly.
        The Kawasaki is the best bike on the grid. Has been for several years.

        • Dave says:

          As far as I can see, it’s only Rea and Sykes’ bikes. The rest of the Kawasakis in the field are very far from the front.

          This is the clearest example of a team winning that I can think of. A guy who has demonstrated the limitations of machinery and a crew that has made an otherwise uncompetitive bike dominant.

          If I were a struggling MotoGP team, or a manufacturer looking to win, I’d want the whole organization. They are winners.

  6. yellowhammer says:

    nic nic nic ffft ffft ffft …. racing

  7. viktor92 says:

    Well deserved win and almost secure fourth title. He is driving superbly, the bike obviously works great, but look at his teammate to see why he is so dominant.