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

Winning race two was Aruba.it 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):

Pos. Rider Points
1 Jonathan Rea 456
2 Tom Sykes 336
3 Chaz Davies 327
4 Marco Melandri 281
5 Alex Lowes 200
6 Michael van der Mark 189
7 Xavi Fores 169
8 Leon Camier 146
9 Jordi Torres 140
10 Eugene Laverty 127
11 Lorenzo Savadori 104
12 Leandro Mercado 103
13 Román Ramos 95
14 Stefan Bradl 59
15 Randy Krummenacher 50
16 Raffaele De Rosa 44
17 Nicky Hayden 40
18 Alex De Angelis 33
19 Markus Reiterberger 29
20 Ayrton Badovini 26
21 Leon Haslam 20
22 Ondrej Jezek 17
23 Anthony West 13
24 Davide Giugliano 13
25 Riccardo Russo 13
26 Stefan Bradl 8
27 Alessandro Andreozzi 7
28 Jake Dixon 7
29 Takumi Takahashi 7
30 Jake Gagne 6
31 Joshua Brookes 4
32 Julian Simon 1
33 Karel Abraham 0