1 Jonathan Rea

JonathanRea

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About

Jonathan Rea first began to race on the tarmac in 2003 following an early career in motocross. Impressing in the British Superbike Championship, he moved up onto the world stage in 2008, finishing as the World Supersport runner-up.

Continuing his journey through the WorldSBK series with Honda, he secured 15 victories with the Japanese manufacturer from 2009 to 2014 in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. Making a bold leap over to the green machines of Kawasaki Racing Team for 2015, the Northern Irish rider has never looked back. Taking 73 victories over five seasons, he has dominated the series and become the man to beat.

Becoming the first rider in history to take four back-to-back WorldSBK titles in 2018, the Ulsterman stormed to a sparkling fifth World Superbike crown in 2019 – becoming the first rider in the history of the Championship to do this. He has also set all-time highs for race wins, points (for both, overall and in a single season), podiums and fastest laps.

He will now have his sights set on breaking even more records with his ZX-10RR and taking an unprecedented sixth title in 2020, with even more opposition than ever before.

 

Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Stats

All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSBK  24  289  175  93  58  24  73
WorldSSP  0  12  6  3  1  2  0
Years
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2020 Superbike  1  9  7  5  2  0  6 1
2019 Superbike  7  37  34  17  16  1  12 1
2018 Superbike  2  25  22  17  4  1  14 1
2017 Superbike  6  26  24  16  7  1  14 1
2016 Superbike  2  26  23  9  9  5  6 1
2015 Superbike  2  26  23  14  7  2  11 1
2014 Superbike  1  24  9  4  1  4  2 3
2013 Superbike  0  18  4  1  2  1  1 9
2012 Superbike  0  27  6  2  4  0  0 5
2011 Superbike  2  18  5  2  0  3  0 9
2010 Superbike  1  23  10  4  5  1  5 4
2009 Superbike  0  28  8  2  1  5  2 5
2008 Superbike  0  2  0  0  0  0  0 26
2008 Supersport  0  12  6  3  1  2  0 2