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Gino's a real Rea of sunshine

By Burning Rubber on Mar 28, 11 04:04 PM

Gino.bloogy.jpgI'VE spent most of today singing a Dexy's Midnight Runners classic. You may know it. It goes something along the lines of "oh-oh-oh Geno-o"

Ok, so the spelling is different but it's been buzzing about in my head since since Sunday afternoon when a certain Gino Rea was one of three Brits to find his way onto the podium at Donington Park.

The Step Racing Honda rider finished third in the FIM World Supersport Race at the Leicestershire circuit after what can only be described as a masterclass in aggressive riding.

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Image: Chris Procter

HE should be leading the FIM World Supersport Championship....but young Brit Sam Lowes had to make do with best lap at his first home race of the year.

Just what does he have to do for a bit of luck?

Lowes, one half of the uber-fast Lowes twins, has always been my tip for the title this season after his commanding win of the British Supersport Championship in 2010.

Melandri WSB Donington

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MARCO Melandri stormed to his maiden World Superbike Championship race win in today's opening race at Donington Park.

The Italian former GP star clawed his way back from a bad start which saw him drop to ninth in the opening lap to take the victory this afternoon.

But it was a tough opening race for the British contingent, with no UK riders finishing on the podium and both Eugene Laverty and Tom Sykes lucky to walk away from big crashes.

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IT'S World Superbike week here in the UK, and what better way to warm up than an evening with our leading stars?

Eugene Laverty, James Ellison, Sam Lowes and PTR Honda boss Simon Buckmaster will be appearing at The Golden Lion, Northallerton in the latest chat night organised by the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club (NYRRSC), tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 22.

Eugene Laverty

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Lowes - 2010 British Superbike Champion and Cumbria's Ellison will both be chasing the win in the World Supersport Championship race this Sunday, but are first making the stop at Northallerton where they will join boss Buckmaster on stage. 

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MattN Blog.jpgHANDS up all those of you who didn't feel some emotion on Sunday when the BTCC returned to Donington Park. lot with your hands up, its time to take a hike away from this blog.

There has to be something wrong with anyone who can't say they weren't happy to see the UK's premier car racing championship roll back into what many of us deem the best track in the country.

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