Jonathan Rea takes third WSB title in a row
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.”