Gino Rea

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Gino Rea
Gino Rea Thumbs Up.jpg
Rea in 2012
Nationality  British
Born (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 25)
Tooting, London
Current team CIA Landlords Insurance Honda
Bike number 4
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20122014
Manufacturers Moriwaki, Suter, FTR, Speed Up
Championships 0
2014 Championship position 27th (7 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
46 0 1 0 0 36
Supersport World Championship
Active years 20102011
Manufacturers Honda 20102011
Championships 0
2010 Championship position 9th (83 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
24 1 3 0 1 150

Gino Daniel Rea (born 18 September 1989) is an English motorcycle racer of Italian descent. He is currently competing in the Supersport World Championship aboard a Honda CBR600RR.

Career[edit]

Rea was born in Tooting, London.

European Superstock[edit]

Rea was a successful Motocross and Supermoto rider before switching to circuit racing in 2007. He began racing in the European Superstock 600 series in 2007, finishing 12th overall with a podium at Valencia. In 2008 he finished 3rd overall, taking a win at Portimão plus four further podiums and two poles. Rea won the Championship in his third year claiming a win and 6 podiums in total, clinching the title by a single point in the final round at Portimão.[1] He contested 32 races in the class, with 31 finishes including 12 podiums.[2]

Supersport World Championship[edit]

Rea tested Cal Crutchlow's 2009 title-winning Yamaha YZF-R6 in October 2009, before the team opted to withdraw,[3] and ultimately joined the Intermoto team.[4] He started 2010 with a solid run of top ten finishes. He finished fourth at Brno[5] before taking his first podium at Silverstone.[6] He finished a very close second to Eugene Laverty in the next round at the Nürburgring, but was excluded for a technical irregularity.[7]

Rea stayed in the World Supersport Championship for 2011 and although he suffered many retirements due to mechanical issues and crashes, Rea took his first World Championship Win at Brno in front of ex-World Champion Fabien Foret and 2011 World Champion Chaz Davies. Rea landed on the podium at his home race in Donington Park and went into the final race of the year in 5th position in the Championship standings. A mechanical failure there ended Gino's season on a low and it meant being bumped down to 11th in the final standings.

Moto2 World Championship[edit]

Rea went on to test for the Gresini Moto2 team at Valencia and Jerez, leaving Valencia as the quickest rider earning him the Gresini Moto2 ride for 2012. An up and down year meant Rea could not progress the way he wanted to but managed to get on the podium at Sepang, Malaysia. Rea crossed the line in the lead but as the red flag came out, the results were put back 2 laps, robbing Rea of the win but still a 2nd position. At the final race of the year, Gino battled for a podium spot with the Moto2 World Champion Marc Marquez but fell at turn 2. Rea rejoined for an 11th position, finishing 21st in the Final Points standings.

For 2013, Rea agreed to ride with the newly formed ESGP team in Moto2 but the team pulled out at the last minute (5 February), leaving him without a ride. But this major setback was not enough to stop Rea. He would stay in the race, even if he had to go it alone. With backing from UK bike manufacturer FTR and support from his loyal fans, Rea set about running his own team. Rea set up a Donation & Sponsorship page where the public could help keep him on track. Rea asked his followers to help him race by donating to his race fund but instead of just taking money, he decided to give back to his supporters. Rea created different packages, from signed photos, signed T-shirts to hospitality packages. With contributions from all of his supporters, Rea was able to compete at selected wildcard rounds of the Moto2 Championship during 2013.

Running his own team on a shoe-string budget was certainly challenging. Rea acted as his own crew chief, downloading and analysing the data, making the fuel maps and making tyre choices. Impressing in these selected rounds led to a team partnership with Montaze Broz, forming Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing Team. They would compete in the remaining European rounds but would miss the three flyaway races in Malaysia, Australia and Japan due to budget constraints.

On 25 November 2013, Rea reached an agreement with Dave Peterson and Martin R. de Rooy to form World Motors Rea Racing to compete in the 2014 Moto2 World Championship on a full-season basis as a permanent team. With title sponsorship from AGT (American Green Technology), the team will be known as AGT REA Racing.

Career statistics[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

European Superstock 600 Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
2007 Suzuki EUR
10
ESP
3
NED
23
ITA
14
GBR
C
SMR
15
CZE
11
GBR1
11
GBR2
13
GER
Ret
ITA
24
FRA
13
12th 41 [8]
2008 Yamaha ESP
9
NED
9
ITA
8
GER
3
SMR
9
CZE
3
GBR
2
EUR
3
FRA
6
POR
1
3rd 132 [9]
2009 Honda SPA
3
NED
1
ITA
7
SMR
8
GBR
2
CZE
6
GER
6
ITA
2
FRA
2
POR
3
1st 154 [10]

World Supersport Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2010 Honda AUS
10
POR
8
SPA
6
NED
7
ITA
9
RSA
9
USA
9
SMR
Ret
CZE
4
GBR
3
GER
DSQ
ITA
Ret
FRA
Ret
9th 83 [11]
2011 Honda AUS
Ret
EUR
3
NED
16
ITA
Ret
SMR
10
SPA
6
CZE
1
GBR
11
GER
Ret
ITA
11
FRA
22
POR
14
11th 69 [12]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2012 Moto2 Moriwaki 17 0 1 0 0 25 20th
Suter
2013 Moto2 FTR 11 0 0 0 0 4 26th
Speed Up
2014 Moto2 Suter 18 0 0 0 0 7 27th
Total 46 0 1 0 0 36

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Podiums Pole FLap Pts WChmp
Moto2 2012–2014 2012 Qatar 2012 Malaysia 46 0 1 0 0 36 0

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Yr Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2012 Moto2 Moriwaki QAT
26
SPA
15
POR
28
20th 25
Suter FRA
Ret
CAT
Ret
GBR
24
NED
21
GER
17
ITA
19
IND
19
CZE
23
RSM
Ret
ARA
21
JPN
24
MAL
2
AUS
20
VAL
12
2013 Moto2 FTR QAT AME SPA FRA
NC
ITA CAT NED
24
GER
23
IND CZE
Ret
GBR
Ret
RSM
21
ARA
17
VAL
19
26th 4
Speed Up MAL
17
AUS
14
JPN
14
2014 Moto2 Suter QAT
Ret
AME
25
ARG
30
SPA
26
FRA
19
ITA
21
CAT
22
NED
11
GER
25
IND
25
CZE
26
GBR
20
RSM
22
ARA
17
JPN
14
AUS
21
MAL
Ret
VAL
24
27th 7

References[edit]