A month has handed because the Assen race, however we’re nonetheless right here speaking concerning the occasions that occurred in Race 2 with the contact between Toprak and Rea. Yesterday, the 2 met for the primary time, smiling and relaxed.
The assembly between the Turk and the Cannibal was one of many subjects mentioned throughout post-test Friday.
“In regards to the Toprak factor, I don’t perceive this scene by Dorna deliberately placed on,” Rea mentioned. “They intentionally made us present up yesterday on the similar time for interviews, placing on a type of scene with questions. The reality is, I had already texted with Toprak about what occurred in Assen.“
Rea revealed what occurred throughout the confrontation.
“Yesterday we confronted one another once more, presenting our factors of view, with out pointing the finger at anybody. In the long run, we’re riders, and I merely defined my concept. That I used to be inside, targeted on the trajectory. Then we fell, and it ended there. Truthfully, I do not know what else to say.“
Then he talked concerning the observe and Estoril on Friday.
“I didn’t have nice emotions with the bike this morning. Actually, I needed to make some assessments associated to the tires, particularly the arduous ones. The truth that we now have one tire lower than a yr in the past isn’t a little bit drawback, since we don’t have many choices obtainable. The scenario is clearer, and we improved within the afternoon.“
There appears to be a sure confidence on Rea’s half.
“We labored on braking, attempting to know the bike and particularly my tempo. Kawasaki has improved, and tomorrow we’ll should attempt to benefit from the potential of the bundle. We’ll should be within the entrance row in qualifying, as a result of that might be decisive in view of the race. I anticipate a a lot harder race than a yr in the past, since there are such a lot of riders who’ve an analogous tempo. Personally, I’m calm. Within the FP2, I had enjoyable, and I’m happy with the work carried out.”
Among the many pretenders for a victory, there’s clearly additionally Ducati.
“Alvaro will observe swimsuit. The Ducati’s velocity? It’s at all times the identical story. There are not any options obtainable to us, additionally as a result of we all know what its potential is. We’ll should attempt to experience corners quick and be aggressive underneath that facet.”