Superbike comes to Most for the first time in its history. We are back in the Czech Republic, but on a new track that will represent an unknown factor for everyone. It will clearly be a leap into the void for the teams, who will face this weekend with many questions, so we will only have the answers on Sunday after the races. Kawasaki also appears on the Czech track without any reference but with the clear aim of increasing the advantage in the standings.
Jonathan Rea is certainly among the favorites for the Most round, he comes as the world leader with a 37-point lead over Toprak Razgatlioglu and is determined to distance himself even further from the Turkish of Yamaha. The reigning champion knows he has a flexible bike at his disposal that adapts well to almost any track and considers Friday’s work to be important, useful for understanding how to navigate the curves of Most.
For Rea, the Czech round will be exciting and he can’t wait to start: “It’s always exciting to arrive on a new track. Most is completely unknown to me and the team. When I go to a new circuit, I study the previous races, in MotoGP or maybe old races in Superbike, but even looking on the internet it is really difficult to understand Most. The layout looks nice, there are some fast and smooth turns, so it’s exciting to learn something new. When I arrive I will do some laps with my bicycle and a track walk with my team ”.
“The basic setup of our bike is in a good window and Friday will be very important to find the right setup and pace. We will slowly prepare for the race. We don’t have much time in rehearsal, but I’ll have fun under the pressure. I can’t wait to see what we can do. We had a great weekend in Assen, so we will try to continue along this line ”.
Alex Lowes also faces the Most round with a certainly different enthusiasm and lightness. Later in the standings, Lowes will try to take advantage of this new track to recover a bit of a gap from his teammate and leader of the general.
“Most is not a track I know very much, to be honest – Lowes says in reference to the Czech track – we drove from Assen, so I had the opportunity to watch some laps onboard from the phone. I also tried to get some information from the guys who have already filmed. I’ll do some homework before I arrive. The track itself looks different from many others, with some fast corners and changes of direction. It will be a great challenge and one of the good things about Kawasaki is that they have a good base and I work well everywhere. We are lucky in this respect. Now I will focus on learning the track on Friday. I don’t think others have extensive experience of this track, so I’m looking forward to taking a step in the right direction. I want to emerge strengthened from this new challenge from Most ”.