Honda's Jonathan Rea plans to continue with his strategy of finishing races strongly and slowly picking off places as the laps count down in both the Miller Motorsport Park World Superbike races this weekends.
So far, the plan has netted him strong results, with a win at Donington Park last time out, and with new settings and fly-by-wire system in his Fireblade, the Irishman says he should be in a solid position.
"One of the problems we had last year at Miller was stability on corner entry but, since the introduction of ride-by-wire and some improvements that the guys have worked on recently, we’re definitely better in that area. Miller is a circuit that demands a lot of confidence going into some corners and we’ll work this weekend with the same approach that we had at Donington," said Rea.
"We weren’t necessarily at the top of the timing sheets in every session but we know that race wins often come in the last five laps, so we’ll follow that path again. It would be nice to get some higher track temperatures that might allow us to work on the softer tyre, but we’ll see how the weather is when we get to the track on Thursday and make a plan. I’m really looking forward to the weekend though – I really like the track and going to America is always a fun experience."