Jonathan Rea has been living in a whirlwind of success, fame and achievement for three years but the 31 year old reached a career zenith this past weekend in the Czech Republic. With his victory on Saturday the world champion totalled 60 wins and zoomed past Carl Fogarty to become the most successful Superbike rider in the history of the sport.
Rea is becoming adept in ruffling the pages of the record books. His three consecutive titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the discipline that was born from production bikes in 1988 was a ‘first’. The feat was wrapped in France last year and the aftermath and acclaim led to wide recognition in motorcycling circles.