Buildbase Suzuki’s Gino Rea is looking to continue on from two positive weekends, as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Oulton Park this weekend.
Snetterton was a step in the right direction for Rea and the Buildbase Suzuki squad, as the superbike rider equalised his best race result of fourth in the final race of the weekend.
This was following a spectacular start to Race 2, in which Rea, from the second row of the grid, would take the holeshot to lead his first BSB race since Donington Park last year.
As the Championship returned to Silverstone, Rea would again miss out on a podium finish, but proved that the GSXR is capable of fighting fiercely at the sharp end of the field.
After battling for the leading positions, Rea finished Race 1 in sixth place, due to a separate incident causing him to run wide and lose several places before the red flag was waved. This result was equalised in Race 2 before crashing out, resulting in a DNF in the final race of the weekend.
Despite this, Rea’s hopes for the weekend remain high as the Championship returns back to where it kicked off at Oulton Park, three months ago.
“I’m really looking forward to Oulton Park this weekend. We’re coming off the back of a few really strong rounds. Unfortunately we missed out on some podium finishes, but we were really close to where we wanted to be and demonstrated good pace throughout both weekends.” Said Gino.
“Oulton Park will be a little different because we know how difficult the track is for us. Despite that, the goal is to put in our best performance at Oulton Park to date.
“Although the Suzuki is slightly different now compared to what it was at the start of the season, we’ll be able to see if the changes we’ve made work at that circuit as well.
“It’s going to be interesting for us to see how the bike performs, the goal is to improve on our last weekend there and continue on the strong form that we’ve shown in the last couple of races.”