Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea continued his perfect start to the 2017 WSBK campaign by taking his second win of the weekend today, and his fourth in succession.
After taking pole position and the first race win at the Chang International Circuit, Rea had to make two race starts today, just like his peer group. In the only race finish that mattered the Ulsterman stayed at the front and scored his fourth win in a row, giving him a perfect score of 100 points so far and a championship lead of 30 over Ducati’s Chaz Davies.
Rea said: “This is the best start to a season ever in my career. It is important to maximise these points when we can because it is how I built my championships in the past. When we can win, make sure we win, and then we can try and consolidate. These four victories are nearly halfway to my win tally from last year already! It is a good start and I just feel comfortable on the bike. We took the bike set-up we had from Phillip Island to here and it just pretty much worked. That is unheard of, so I have a good bond with the bike. We expect to improve the bike again in the next races.”