Rea and Haslam joined many international motorcycle journalist at the track that hosts the opening round of 2014 MotoGP. The SP is a track-savvy version of the Fireblade, and includes front and rear adjustable Ohlins suspension, Brembo monoblock brakes, a blue-printed engine for enhanced performance and a single seat.The launch also allowed Rea and Haslam to become re-aquatinted with the circuit that returns to the 2014 World Superbike – a first time since 2009.Rea arrived at the launch from Australia, where he is spending the winter break.Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR) says: “It was like ‘a-smile-a-mile’ and I had great fun with Leon, his dad Ron and my TT legend mate, John McGuinness. Sometimes I just think to myself: ‘I have the best job in the world!’”Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike CBR1000RR) says: “What a week! It was the best fun ever to ride around Losail with all the journalists on the Fireblade SP. It’s an awesome machine and the circuit lets you have a lot of fun, so I ended up doing about 300 laps, I think!”The 2014 World Superbike Championship features 14 rounds, and begins February 23 at Phillip Island in Australia.