World Superbike journalist Gordon Ritchie interviewed five-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea in a story for Bike Sport News in England with the Kawasaki factory rider praising four-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier.
“What we see Garret Gerloff (current GRT Yamaha rider, also from the U.S.) doing is incredible, I think he is doing a really good job, but no disrespect to him, it is Cameron that has been shining in MotoAmerica in the last years,” Rea told Ritchie.
“I think it would be really cool if he got the opportunity to come (to World Superbike) but I also understand the draw to MotoAmerica. He is the guy in a sort of similar situation to what I am in here in WorldSBK. There is a big appeal to be ‘the guy’ in MotoAmerica.
“But I think he could really do a good job, especially if he came in the right circumstances and in the right team – like a factory supported team. He has really got the goods, and not just this year. Even last year in Laguna – Kawasaki always supplies us with a Mule and we always go up the Corkscrew to watch – just some of the subtle things you see Cameron doing on the bike are really clever. I think he is a big talent.”
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