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Images of KRT`s Jonny Rea at WSBK Sepang
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MAKE MINE A DOUBLE-DOUBLE: REA RULES ASSEN AGAIN

Apr 172016

Assen produced a powerful case of déjà vu with the results sheets as World SBK Champion Jonathan Rea again prevailed at the flat and historic track in the north of the Netherlands to utterly own round four of the series. Number ‘1’ was again a double race winner for the second year in a row and for the third time in total around the Assen kinks but the manner of the victories again satisfied even the largest appetite of any road racing fan. Kawasaki Racing Team’s Rea spearheaded an action-packed tussle for the podium on Saturday and reached the chequered flag by 1.6 seconds ahead of the rider who obliterated the rest of the field two weeks previously at Aragon in Spain; Chaz Davies. The triumph continued Rea’s 100% rostrum record, which – including his feat on Sunday at Assen as well – now stands at five fixtures and ten sprints, the only rider to appear in the top three from every start in 2016. “To score 25 points when it really matters is incredible for me, for my strength inside, and for my championship,” JR said on his fourth victory of the campaign. “I want to thank all the Dutch fans because they give me a great reception every time we come here and thanks to my team for their hard work and keeping my spirits up.” “After Aragon I felt we were a bit deep in the sea and now I feel our heads are above water,” Rea added on Saturday and the watery imagery would almost come back to haunt him.

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