Road Racing News

Manx GP Regular Rea Set For New Zealand Adventure

Manx GP regular Nige Rea is set to embark upon on an enterprising new adventure in December, as he ventures for the first time to New Zealand to take part in the famous Cemetery Circuit races.

Seasoned Mountain Course competitor Rea, who last month recorded a series of very respectable Manx GP finishes including 17th within the opening Lightweight race, is hugely looking forward to sampling the event, regularly dubbed the Southern Hemisphere’s Isle of Man.

Following in the footsteps of recent high profile event competitors such as Lee Johnston, Conor Cummins, Michael Dunlop, Tim Reeves, John Holden and Horst Saiger, he’s set to pilot at the Boxing Day meeting the Rea Racing GSX-R 600 Suzuki.

Plus he’s also set to make his two stroke pure roads debut, having secured Graeme Hooper’s two stroke ex Grand Prix TZ 350 Yamaha.

The amiable Rea, who came within just 4 and a half seconds of banking a sub 20 minute lap of the Mountain Course, at this years Manx Grand Prix, has the undoubted roads craft, experience to enjoy a very productive first racing stint on the Wanganui based Cemetery Circuit.

Words by Stevie Rial

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