- December 7, 2017
The recently completed test at Jerez involving both WSB and MotoGP bikes on track at the same time provided some interesting stories. First and foremost, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki), once again, proved that he can test against MotoGP regulars and be more than competitive on his heavier, relatively underpowered WSB bike.
Rea ended the test with the fourth quickest lap time, quicker than 11 MotoGP riders. A single lap is a bit deceiving, however, and Jerez is a track where MotoGP bikes have a hard time “stretching their legs.” You should take a look at the excellent analysis of the test done by David Emmett on his site.
One interesting aspect of the video below is the difference in the sounds coming from the MotoGP and WSB bikes. In general, the MotoGP bikes are louder, and the V-4s (both MotoGP and WSB) have a lower, throatier tone than Rea’s screaming inline-four Kawasaki. Have a look:
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