It’s now confirmed that 60-times race WSB race winner Jonathan Rea is staying in world superbike – and with Kawasaki for another couple of seasons.
The new two year contract will see his partnership with the Provec Racing squad stretch to five seasons.
First joining Kawasaki in 2015 and winning his first race with the team at Phillip Island, he then went on to take 13 more victories that season, topped off by the world title. Unstoppable for the next three years he took 44 victories, over 80 podiums and 12 pole positions on the factory Ninja.
Rea said: “I am more than happy to continue in these next two seasons with the Kawasaki Racing Team. Since the end of last season we have already started to talk about continuing our partnership, so it’s nice to finalise everything now, so that we can concentrate on the remaining races of 2018. From the moment I arrived at the end of 2014 I was welcomed into the Kawasaki family and since then we have achieved success beyond our wildest dreams.
“Here is where I want to stay. Of course it feels natural to keep writing this incredible story together, and I want to thank everyone in the Kawasaki Racing Team for believing in me and for this opportunity. Together we will work harder than ever to keep the ZX-10RR at the front of WorldSBK in the future. I have the best team of people around me to ensure that we can continue fighting for the World Championship.”