FREE: Rea’s first WorldSBK victory from Misano 2009 after fierce Fabrizio fight!

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 10:09 GMT

The six-time Champion claimed the first of 118 WorldSBK wins at Misano in 2009 as he won by just 0.063s against Michel Fabrizio

It’ll be just a few weeks short of 14 years since Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) claimed his first MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship win Round 5, the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round, takes place in early June and, to get you warmed up for the round, we are taking a trip down memory lane. This time it is to Rea’s maiden WorldSBK victory, in Race 2 in 2009, when he battled with Michel Fabrizio. The pair were separated by just 0.063s across the line as Rea denied Italy a famous home win but Rea was able to take the first of his 118 WorldSBK wins so far. Watch the full, incredible race by clicking the video at the top of this article.

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