News Supersport: Rea Test Step Honda at Aragon

Supersport: Rea Test Step Honda at Aragon

World Supersport

Gino Rea and the Step Racing Team (formerly known as Intermoto) have finished a positive two day World Supersport test at the Aragon Circuit albeit in cold and bitter conditions.

The test on the Step Racing Team Honda CBR600 went well, providing the team with nearly 2 days to get through parts they couldn’t at Portimao.

Once again supersport testing provided valuable track time before the 2011 season gets underway, with new parts to try from chassis to electronics, Rea also got to grips with the new Aragon circuit and by the end of the second day, he was able to put in lap after lap at a good pace, matching the other top Supersport laptimes.

Gino Rea (Honda Supersport) says: "That was definitely a much better test than Portimao, the Aragon circuit is good fun!. Although it was cold and a bit frosty in the mornings, we had dry track time so we managed to develop the parts to where they need to be.

"We got a good feel of where the gear ratio needs to be come race weekend and I know which way the circuit goes now. We still have many things to work on but so far it has improved and improved, so I hope we can continue this at Phillip Island come the first round. We didn’t show our potential at the official Portimao test as our package wasn’t quite there to, but after this test I’m feeling much better.

"I enjoyed the last few sessions here at Aragon, I got back to my old self on the bike and was able to put some good lap times in. The off season was a long one so it’s nice to get back into it properly. I’d like to thank my Step Racing team again for their hard work over the two tests."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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