Jonathan Rea will get his second taste of MotoGP action tomorrow when slings his leg over Casey Stoner's Repsol Honda at Motorland Aragon but this time it will be with more than three hours' sleep.
The young Isle of Man resident jetted in to the Brno test last Monday, checking in at 3am after a WSBK weekend to be awake again a short time later in order to ride for the first time, in public, the pinnacle of everything HRC has to offer. In Spain, he will be rested and ready for two days' riding.
“I checked into my hotel in Brno at 3am – in Russian time it was 5am as it’s two hours in front. That was hard, as I had to wake up at 7am as I was still on Russian time. I got about three or fours hours sleep after a full race weekend, which was never going to be ideal, but I was like a kid at Christmas – you couldn’t have kept me in bed at all. I had plenty of energy throughout the day but I wasn’t as prepared as I would have liked to have been," said Rea, speaking to bikesportnews.com.
Read more about Rea's trip into MotoGP and what the future holds in the new issue of Bikesport News, on sale Thursday.