Rea Hoping For More Rain After Stunning Qualifying

Gino Rea has admitted he'd relish a wet German Grand Prix after using the conditions to his advantage today. The Briton gave a glimpse of his wet-weather skill at Le Mans as he fought with the leaders and he shone again today, qualifying fifth. The Gresini rider is planning to stick with the leading group tomorrow with the Sachsenring famous for providing tight races.

“It is great to be so close to the front and a second row start is great for tomorrow. Obviously the rain helped us out a little bit and my pace was good when there was a lot of water on the track. As it started to dry we made a little change to the bike but I couldn’t go any faster so that’s a shame because we had the potential to be on the front row. Not to worry, the team have done a great job to give me a competitive bike. Hopefully it rains again tomorrow but whatever happens we’ll aim to get a good start and run with the front pack.”

Team Manager Fausto Gresini was full of praise for his rider and thinks he is starting to show the potential which led to him joining the squad.

“Gino was fantastic today! He rode really well on the wet track and was consistently at the top end of the time sheets. It gives me great pleasure to see him enjoy such a positive day, riding with the calmness and confidence to be competitive. His pace is good so our hopes are high for the race tomorrow. Now we are starting to see some real progress so congratulations to Gino.”