PODIUM HOPES FOR GINO REA AS BSB HEAD TO DONINGTON PARK

This weekend, Buildbase Suzuki and Gino Rea make tracks to Donington Park, for the penultimate round of the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Following on from some strong form over recent rounds, podium hopes are high for Rea and the Suzuki squad, as they return to one of their strongest tracks on the calendar.

During last year’s second outing to the historical Leicestershire circuit, Rea went on to lead his first BSB race as a GSXR pilot, crossing the line to achieve his best race result of fourth.

After matching that result at Snetterton earlier this year, as well as narrowly missing out on podium results in multiple races leading up to now, Rea is more hungry than ever to claim a spot in the top 3. 

“I’m really excited to get to Donington GP Circuit this weekend. It’s the track where I had my strongest result last year and we’re coming off the back of a few strong rounds where we’ve proven to have a strong pace.” Said Rea.

It’s been a challenging year for himself and the team. On numerous occasions, they’ve proven themselves capable of fighting towards the front of the field. 

Unfortunately, irregular spells of bad luck have prevented them from being able to translate that into strong race results.

“Hopefully luck will be on our side this weekend. I think over the last few rounds I’ve been putting myself in a good position ahead of the races, but bad luck has caused us to miss out on our first podium on a couple of occasions.

“The goal is to get on the podium so we just need to keep working towards that.”

It goes without saying that the Suzuki is well suited to Donington Park, the team having achieved some of their best results there over the years. 

With Bradley Ray in 2018, they dominated the field throughout both races, coming away with a double race win; the second of which was won by a fair margin.

As they head towards the weekend, similar results would be a huge reward for all of their hard work leading up to this point. 

Three races this weekend, equals three opportunities to earn the results they’ve been chasing after all season.

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