Rider Profile- Gino Rea

Gino began on his journey of everything two wheels, riding motocross bikes from the age of 3. He started riding competitively at 7 and racing quickly became the cornerstone of his childhood. In 2007 at 16 years old, he made his debut appearance competing on tarmac in the European Superstock 600 Championship, securing a podium and finishing 12th overall.

Upping his game in 2008, he entered into his second year in the championship, finishing 3rd in the standings, collecting five podiums and achieving his first victory. The following year, he added the title of European Superstock 600 Champion to his racing resume and the dream became reality. 

In 2010, Gino made a step up to begin racing in the Supersport World Championship and proved to be capable of being competitive. He continued within World Supersport for 2011, securing his first win at an international level and making his first mark on the world stage. 

He moved into the Moto2 World Championship in 2012, struggled during his first season, however achieved a podium towards the closing stages of the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix. 

Despite facing challenges at the start of 2013, it wasn’t enough to keep him off the track. Refusing to settle for a season without a ride, he set up his own team and went on to compete in many wildcard rounds. Performing well despite having to race in challenging circumstances, he landed a partnership with Montaze Broz, forming the Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing team, allowing him to race in numerous European rounds.

In 2014 he again formed his own team- World Motors Rea Racing. The season got off to a difficult start after suffering an injury during pre-season testing. He made progress as the year went on, however faced another injury in Malaysia, breaking three metatarsals in his foot. 

Fighting through the pain, he managed to race once more in 2014 for the final round at Valencia, starting from the back of the grid and fighting through the field to a respectable 24th, still managing a substantial amount of pain from his previous injury.

After failing to have a ride in Moto2 for 2015, He made his return to the World Supersport Championship with the CIA Landlord Insurance PTR Honda Team. Heading towards the end of the season, it looked likely that it would be well within his ability to fight for a top 5 result in the standings, however a serious crash in France pushed him back to 6thoverall. 

In 2016, he raced for GRT Racing, collecting three podium positions and securing a best place finish of second. He headed into the final two rounds in 4th, however an injury meant he would miss out on the remainder of the season. 

It was a difficult year for Gino in 2017, as he rode the entire season without standing on the podium and finishing in a career worst 17th in the standings. This was followed by competing within the British Superbike Championship with OMG Racing in 2018, also securing a wildcard ride at Donington Park in the World Superbike Championship.

During this time, he also put his abilities to the test in the FIM World Endurance World Championship with the Polish Team, Wójcik Racing. He achieved podiums competing in the Formula EWC class, finishing the 2019-2020 season in 4th and claiming the Dunlop Independent Cup win.

In 2020 he joined our British Superbike Buildbase Suzuki crew as a replacement rider for Keith Farmer. Gino went on to lead his first BSB race at Donington Park and finish the race in 4th overall, his best place finish in the 2020 season.

This year, he will be returning for his second year with us where we hope to continue our relationship together and take it one step further from last season.  

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