Rea extends contract with Kawasaki

Jonathan Rea has signed a new two-year contract extension with the Kawasaki Racing that will see him continuing to face in the Superbike World Championship at least up until the end of the 2017 season.

Rea joined Kawasaki at the start of last season winning 19 races and currently is top of the WSBK rider standings 35 points ahead of second placed Ducati Racing’s Chaz Davies, who is on 186 points after five events.

In an interview with the official WSBK site, Rea said he was glad to extend his contract as he had a great relationship with the Kawasaki team and fans.

“I am so happy to extend this partnership with the Kawasaki Racing Team and continue the great relationship I have with all the Kawasaki engineers and fans,” Rea said.

“It is clear that our objectives and way of working are very well matched so it makes perfect sense to extend this for two more seasons. With all the incredible memories we have made so far and are now creating, I am 100% confident that we will enjoy working together and develop the Ninja ZX-10R into the future.

“I would like to thank Kawasaki and all the KRT staff for their full support and belief in my potential.

“With this in mind, I am now even more focused than ever to win the World SBK Championship in 2016 to make it back to back wins.”