Video: Sit Onboard With Jonathan Rea at Record Pace

Guys like Jonathan Rea make it look easy

Jonathan Rea - GoPro Jerez

Ride on-board with Jonathan Rea for a lap of Jerez. GoPro Alpinestars @motocard

Posted by Kawasaki Racing EU on Monday, October 17, 2016

One might think that after a successful WSBK race weekend the championship leader, Jonathan Rea, would take a day to relax, but like the rest of us he was back to work first thing Monday morning…

At an official test following the race weekend at Jerez, Jonathan Rea was on fire and set the fastest lap of the day as well as consistently dipping below his own race lap record of 2015 — and made it look easy in the process. The video above shows just how relaxed Rea’s riding style is, and also proves that you don’t need to be excessively moving all over the motorcycle in order to go fast. Rea, for example, has won nine WSBK races this year and achieved 21 podiums, yet he operates in a small area on his Kawasaki and puts only necessary inputs into the bike. There’s surely something to be said about keeping it simple.

Jonathan Rea is on the top of his game, and here’s a chance to ride along with him. Click play on the video above, sit back, and take notes from the man who currently leads the World Superbike Championship. It looks easy, doesn’t it?