Best dry finish of 17th for AGT REA Racing at the Aragon GP
Posted: September 28, 2014
Aragon, Spain - 28 September 2014: Gino Rea was happy to conclude the Aragon GP in 17th, meeting his Top 20 goal and finishing 7 places higher than his qualifying position. Rea put in a confident performance, battling within a big group of riders throughout the race and later coming out on top. The final result of 17th was AGT REA Racing’s best result of the season in dry conditions and the team are setting out to build on this progress in Japan.
Gino Rea // 17th:
“We achieved our goal coming into this weekend of a Top 20 finish in the dry. Qualifying held us back a little, starting in 24th and I didn’t have the pace in the first laps of the race. I was struggling in a few areas, the bike wasn’t at its best so I’m a bit frustrated that I didn’t get to battle in the group ahead which led up to 9th. Since we had a chassis update at Silverstone, we’re learning every time and we still have room for improvement. It was great to be in a big battle in the race and even better to come out on top. It’s our best dry result of the year so we go to the flyaway races to build on this.”
Dave Peterson, Team Principal:
“I’m proud of Gino’s performance today. He fought the whole time even though the bike wasn’t set up as perfectly as it could have been. With all the morning confusion of wet and dry settings, he still went out in the race and battled for positions, moving up the whole time. It was great to watch! The entire American Green Technology team performed extremely well.”
The team now prepare to travel to the back-to-back flyaway races of Motegi, Phillip Island and Sepang, beginning with the Japanese Grand Prix in just under two week’s time. Follow the team on their Facebook www.facebook.com/agtrearacing and Twitter @AGT_REA_Racing for updates throughout the interim period.