BMW earned its first-ever World Superbike race win at the U.K.’s Donington Park, but missed out on sweeping the round after teammates Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri crashed on the final corner while battling for the lead in the second race. Melandri earned BMW its landmark first win in Race One leading Haslam in a […]
Pata Honda Replica Onesies for Leon Haslam’s and Jonathan Rea’s New Babies
World Superbike teammates Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea and their wives are expecting babies with their respective wives in the next few weeks, so the Pata Honda team presented its riders with a special gift: onesies replicating the team’s racing leathers.
Tatia and Jonathan Rea are expecting their first child in September while Olivia and Leon Haslam are expecting their second child any day now. Rea’s baby will have a replica of daddy’s Alpinestars racing suit with all of his sponsors and his butt patch. The Haslam child will wear a Dainese replica along with Haslam’s sponsors and patch.
Both babies will be born into racing families. Rea’s father Johnny Rea was an accomplished road racer with a victory in the 1989 Isle of Man TT to his credit. Haslam’s father Ron also has an Isle of Man TT win in 1982 to his name along with an accomplished Grand Prix racing career with nine podium appearances in the 500cc World Championship. Who knows? One of these kids may turn out to be a future world champion some day.
Pata presented its riders with the onesies ahead of this weekend’s WSBK round at the U.K.’s Silverstone circuit, the home race for both riders.
[Source: Pata Honda]