Jonathan Rea 3 for 3 on Kawasaki Ninja: 2017 World Superbike Champion

Winning race two was Racing Ducati’s Chaz Davies. The Panigale 1199 R pilot was joined on the podium by the Pata Yamaha YZF-R1 duo of Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark, respectively.

After race two, the newly-crowned WorldSBK Champion Rea said: “Without the incident that put me out of the race we could have been fighting for the win.

Rea afte taking third-straight SBK title“My pace all weekend in the dry has been a little bit of a step ahead of the others. The conditions were a little intermittent throughout the race, so it is hard to say how it would have gone. But I was confident to be able to race with Chaz (Davies). Wet or dry we have set the level this weekend.

“The good news is that I have had some checks on my right foot and nothing is broken. I hit something really solid on the other bike, as it has broken skin on my foot and it was enough to take my footpeg completely off; the whole set-up. So I am very lucky and it could have been a lot worse.”

Rea’s teammate finished seventh, which was enough points for Kawasaki to claim a third-straight manufacturer’s title

The 2017 World Superbike Championship continues in three-weeks time at Jerez in Spain where Rea claimed two podiums last season.

Jonathan Rea Statistics

  • World Champion 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • 2017: Races 22, Wins 12, Podiums 20, Superpoles 5
  • Career Race Wins: 50 (35 for Kawasaki)
  • Career Podiums: 108 (66 For Kawasaki)
  • Career Poles: 13 (9 For Kawasaki)

2017 World Superbike Point Standings (after 11 of 13 rounds):

1Jonathan Rea456
2Tom Sykes336
3Chaz Davies327
4Marco Melandri281
5Alex Lowes200
6Michael van der Mark189
7Xavi Fores169
8Leon Camier146
9Jordi Torres140
10Eugene Laverty127
11Lorenzo Savadori104
12Leandro Mercado103
13Román Ramos95
14Stefan Bradl59
15Randy Krummenacher50
16Raffaele De Rosa44
17Nicky Hayden40
18Alex De Angelis33
19Markus Reiterberger29
20Ayrton Badovini26
21Leon Haslam20
22Ondrej Jezek17
23Anthony West13
24Davide Giugliano13
25Riccardo Russo13
26Stefan Bradl8
27Alessandro Andreozzi7
28Jake Dixon7
29Takumi Takahashi7
30Jake Gagne6
31Joshua Brookes4
32Julian Simon1
33Karel Abraham0