Jonathan Rea takes third WSB ti­tle in a row

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He made his­tory with a ter­rific lights-to-flag win in the wet at Magny Cours, France dur­ing the first race of the week­end when Rea be­came the first ever rider to win three WSB ti­tles back-to-back. The dom­i­nant dis­play from Pole Po­si­tion meant that Rea took the ti­tle with two and half rounds of the cham­pi­onship re­main­ing. Speak­ing to the Belfast Tele­graph, Rea ad­mit­ted that once the thrill of the win had died down he was left with no doubts about how hard he’d have to work in the fu­ture.

He said: “I’ve achieved three cham­pi­onships in a row; that has never been done be­fore and it doesn’t get much bet­ter than that.

“For me now the only way is down, but for sure I’ll be try­ing my hard­est to win a fourth cham­pi­onship. When the new reg­u­la­tions come in next year it will be an ex­cit­ing time de­vel­op­ing the new bike and as it is into an un­known area it will be harder than ever to stay at the front.

“I’m un­der no illusions about that, so this is my time and I aim to make the most of it. Who knows, maybe next year it will be some­one else. I’ve been on the other side when the re­sults weren’t com­ing be­cause I had been on un­com­pet­i­tive ma­chines and you know what, that made me.”

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