Gino began on his journey of everything two wheels, riding motocross bikes from the age of 3. He started racing competitively at 7 and racing quickly became the cornerstone of his childhood. In 2007, at 16 years old, he made his debut appearance competing on tarmac in the European Superstock 600 Championship, securing a podium and finishing 12th overall.
Upping his game in 2008, he finished third in the standings, collecting five podiums throughout the whole season and achieving his first win. The following year, he added the title of European Superstock 600 Champion to his already impressive resume within the world of racing.
In 2010, Gino began racing in the Supersport World Championship and proved to be capable of being competitive. He continued within World Supersport for 2011, securing his first win at an international level.
2012 was a big step up, moving into the Moto2 World Championship. He struggled during his first season, however achieved a podium at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Despite facing challenges at the start of 2013, it wasn’t enough to keep him off the track. Refusing to settle for a season without a ride, he set up his own team, competing in many wildcard rounds. Performing well despite having to race in challenging circumstances, he landed a partnership with Montaze Broz, forming the Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing team, allowing him to race in many European rounds.
In 2014 he again formed his own team, World Motors Rea Racing. The season got off to a difficult start after suffering an injury during pre-season testing. He made progress as the year went on, however faced another injury in Malaysia, breaking three metatarsals in his foot.
Fighting through the pain, he managed to race once more in 2014 for the final round at Valencia, he started at the back of the grid and fought to a respectable 24th place.
After failing to have a ride in Moto2 for 2015, He made his return to the World Supersport Championship with the CIA Landlord Insurance PTR Honda Team. Heading towards the end of the season, it looked likely that it would be well within his ability to fight for a top 5 result in the standings, however a serious crash in France pushed him back to 6thoverall.
In 2016, he raced for GRT Racing, collecting three podium positions and securing a best place finish of second. We headed into the final two rounds in 4th in the standings, however an injury meant he would miss out on the remainder of the season.
It was a difficult year for Gino in 2017, as he rode the entire season without standing on the podium and finishing 17thin the overall standings.
It was 2018 that Gino entered into competing within the British Superbike Championship with OMG Racing and secured a wildcard ride at Donington Park in the World Superbike Championship. Over recent years, he has also achieved much success with the Polish Team Wójcik Racing in the FIM Endurance World Championship.
In 2020 he joined our British Superbike Buildbase Suzuki crew as a replacement rider for Keith Farmer. He went on to lead his first BSB race at Donington Park and finish the race in 4th overall, his best place finish in the 2020 season.
For 2021, he will be returning for his second year with us where we hope to continue our relationship together and take it one step further from last season.