Superbike World Championship – Rea takes record breaking third consecutive title

27 Nov, 2017

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) made history by winning three back to back WorldSBK titles in Magny Cours France. A match made in heaven with his Ninja ZX-10RR, Rea took the crown in race one with a stunning display of pure race craft. The 30 year old rider has made this seasons dominance seem effortless, and as he lifts the third consecutive title in a row he has cemented his name in the history books along the way. Rea began to compete in the British domestic series. Making the step up onto the world stage in 2008 in WorldSSP, he quickly found his feet and moved into the World Superbike class with Honda – taking 15 victories overall. Swapping to a green machine in 2015, Rea quickly adapted to his Kawasaki Racing Team Ninja, and he secured his debut world title that same season. Rea took the 2016 title in style at the final round in Qatar, finishing a narrow 51 points ahead of team-mate Tom Sykes. Becoming the first champion of this millennium to secure back to back titles, he then went into 2017 looking to make history. After securing this historic title, Rea is quickly becoming known as one of World Superbike’s greats, with compatriot Cal Fogarty’s records in his sights. Ever the fan favourite and a dedicated family man, the three time champion is making his mark on the series in a big way and the question will continue to be asked; how many more can he win? This picture is taken from www.worldsbk.com