Gino Rea has parted company with the OMG Suzuki team before turning a wheel in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike series.
The team made an announcement this morning, saying there had been a ‘conflict of interest’ but thanked the Londoner for his help and input.
“Gino has helped OMG to develop into a standout team and a crowd favourite during our first year as a British Superbike team, we cannot thank him enough for his hard-work and professionalism across the 2018 season. He has delivered the team with many memorable moments, including topping the first practice session at Assen and a fantastic ride to 7th place at Silverstone,” said the statement.
“We are disappointed to be losing a talented rider but fully support Gino’s further aspirations in the paddock. Gino will always remain a part of the OMG Family and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. We ask our supporters that the privacy of the team and of Gino is respected in this period.”