News 10 Oct 2019

Five-time champion Rea looking to enjoy final 2019 WorldSBK races

Kawasaki Racing Team rider eager to continue celebrations in Argentina.

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Fresh from securing his fifth-straight FIM Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), Jonathan Rea is eager to enjoy the final rounds of the season as the series heads to Argentina this weekend for the penultimate round.

Rea is confident of earning a strong result at the San Juan Villicum circuit as he enters the round with the weight lifted from his shoulders, and is looking to continue celebrating his recording-setting achievement.

“I am so relieved to go to Argentina with the championship already done,” said Rea. “It means I can enjoy these last few races without stressing too much about the points situation and really enjoy the end of the season. Last year was our first visit in Argentina and we were really surprised with the reception we got, the level of the track and also the fans that turned out.

“I am excited to go out there and see what’s ahead. I am also looking forward to riding the bike again. I think this is going to be a circuit where we can be strong.

“Last year we were certainly strong in some areas. I am also looking forward to seeing the guys again and re-living what we did a little bit last weekend – it was really special. To do it with all these guys who have been with me every step of the way, every single year, it’s even more special.”

Rea’s 129-point championship lead allowed him to capture the title at Magny-Cours in France two weeks ago.

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