Rea targets repeat Chang success

Jonathan Rea, who won both races at Phillip Island on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in the opening WSBK event, will be out to do the same this weekend in round two at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand.

The defending WSBK champion will be in a confident mood returning to the Chang Circuit due to the fact that he won both races there in the 2015 championship including securing the pole position.

In an interview on his personal website, Rea sounded very confident after his great start to the season.

“Going to Thailand off the back of an incredible start to the season, with a double win in Australia, just gives me a lot of satisfaction – and motivation as well. Motivation to keep the bike at the front.

“Friday is the most important day to understand set-up because on Saturday we are already racing. With the new schedule we have a little bit of a different strategy for our race weekends,” said Rea.

“We were quite lucky in Phillip Island with our pre-event tests so in Thailand we need to make sure we can plan the weekend carefully.

“Hopefully, come Saturday and Sunday, we can have two good results again.”