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Jonathan Rea staying in Italy thanks to UK quarantine restrictions as champ gears up for World Superbike return

 

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Jonathan Rea masked up as he prepares for the return of the World Superbike season later this month.

Jonathan Rea masked up as he prepares for the return of the World Superbike season later this month.

Jonathan Rea masked up as he prepares for the return of the World Superbike season later this month.

Jonathan Rea is literally living out of his van as the World Superbike champion stays near the Adriatic coast in Italy following a two-day test last week at Misano.

The Kawasaki star, who recently penned a new multi-year deal with the manufacturer to remain in the championship over the next few years, is unable to return home before his next test in July as a result of the 14-day Covid-19 quarantine restrictions in place across the UK.

Instead, Rea, his wife Tatia and two boys Jake and Tyler will spend some more time in the province of Rimini before travelling to Barcelona, where a further test will be held from July 8 to 9 at the Catalunya circuit in Montmelo.