How he did it in 2016
An emphatic double to start the season on form.
A strong win in race one, but teammate Tom Sykes got the better of him after an uncharacteristic mistake in the second.
Unable to stop a dominant Davies, Rea settled for the points in Spain.
It was a return to the top step in style, with a double victory in mixed conditions.
With Davies again unstoppable, Rea took two vital second places.
Further podiums as Sykes and Hayden share spoils in Malaysia.
Team-mate Sykes was once again dominant at home, leaving Rea to cross the line third and second.
Back on the top step in Misano, Rea was untouchable as he racked up his third double of the season.
Rea took his first win at the Californian track before a technical problem saw him suffer his first DNF of the season.
An uncharacteristic crash saw him out of a drying race one, before storming back to the top step in the second outing.
Fourth in race one was only time Rea finished off the podium all year. Normal service resumed in race two as he took second place.
Third and second wasn’t enough to wrap up the title in Spain. Second was more than enough to be crowned in Qatar before dropping back to allow teammate Sykes to secure the series runner-up spot in race two.