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WORLD SUPERBIKES: Jonathan Rea rues tyre issue as reigning champion finishes fifth at Phillip Island

Jonathan Rea contemplated pulling out of the opening World Superbike race at Phillip Island in Australia on Saturday as the reigning champion battled a rear tyre problem.
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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea during the final test at Phillip Island in Australia.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea set for World Superbike opener at Phillip Island

Jonathan Rea is paying little attention to his rivals as the Ulster rider prepares to open the defence of his World Superbike crown this weekend at Phillip Island in Australia.

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Andrew Irwin suffered a crash during testing at Phillip Island.

Andrew Irwin ruled out of World Supersport debut at Phillip Island due to injury

Andrew Irwin has been ruled out of his debut World Supersport race at Phillip Island in Australia following a crash in testing.
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BIG INTERVIEW: Jonathan Rea - ‘sport was all I thought about growing up’

Superbike superstar Jonathan Rea raced into the record books last year when he was crowned World Champion for the third time in a row.

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Jonathan Rea with his 2018 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR World Superbike machine.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea pulls wraps off 2018 Kawasaki

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea pulled the wraps off his 2018 Kawasaki at a sparkling launch event in Barcelona on Thursday night and declared: ‘It’s time to go racing’.

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Jonathan Rea became the first rider ever to win the World Superbike Championship in three successive seasons in 2017.

Jonathan Rea relishing prospect of racing in Northern Ireland World Superbike round

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he is ‘so excited’ by the news that Northern Ireland will host a round of the series from as early as 2019.

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Three-time champion Jonathan Rea could soon be racing in a World Superbike round on his home patch in Northern Ireland.

Three-year deal signed to bring World Superbikes to Northern Ireland

A three-year deal has been reached between World Superbike Championship organisers Dorna and Manna Developments to host a round of the series at the £30m Lake Torrent Circuit in Coalisland, Co Tyrone.
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Jonathan Rea during the winter test at Jerez in Spain.

Jonathan Rea: Fear of not winning drives me on

Jonathan Rea says the fear of losing is what keeps him motivated as the three-time World Superbike champion aims to defend his title for a fourth consecutive season in 2018.

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Triple world Superbike champion, Jonathan Rea is congratulated on winning the Cornmarket/ Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year by his mother Clare

MOTORBIKES: Emulating Joey Dunlop ‘special’ for Jonathan Rea

World Superbike king Jonathan Rea saluted fellow Ulster great Joey Dunlop as he lifted the Cornmarket Irish Motorcyclist of the Year trophy in Belfast on Friday night.

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Triple world Superbike champion, Jonathan Rea celebrates winning the Cornmarket/ Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year at the awards in Belfast. Rea was presented with a new trophy as well as the Joey Dunlop award to mark his three world titles.

MOTORBIKES: ‘Rider of Year’ treble for world champion Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea received a standing ovation as the triple World Superbike champion was named Cornmarket Irish Motorcyclist of the Year for the third successive time on Friday night in Belfast.

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Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki during winter testing at Jerez in November.

World champion Jonathan Rea back in action at Jerez

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea resumes winter testing this week at Jerez in Spain as preparations move up a gear ahead of the season-opener at Phillip Island in Australia next month.

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Bruce Anstey leads Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins, Dean Harrison and Dan Kneen in the Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race.

Fab five shortlisted for Race of the Year honour

A fabulous five red-hot races have been shortlisted for the coveted title of A.McLean Bookmakers Race of the Year this month at the prestigious Cornmarket Motorbike Awards in Belfast.

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Jonathan Rea has been named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year after becoming World Superbike champion for the third successive season in 2017.

Jonathan Rea named BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year 2017

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been named the 2017 BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year.

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This is how close Jonathan Rea came to winning Sports Personality of the Year

Figures revealed by the BBC show Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea came within 3,000 votes of winning Sports Personality of the Year.

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Jonathan Rea clinched his third straight World Superbike title at Magny-Cours in France.

MOTORCYCLING: Jonathan Rea runner-up in BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was voted as the runner-up in the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

Jonathan Rea: SPOTY recognition fitting end to special year

History-maker Jonathan Rea says Sunday night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a fitting occasion to cap a landmark season in the Ulster rider’s incredible career.

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Mid and East Antrim is gearing up to support homegrown superbike hero Jonathan Reas BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award bid.

SPORTS PERSONALITY: Mid and East Antrim back Jonathan Rea’s race for award

Mid and East Antrim is gearing up to support homegrown superbike hero Jonathan Rea’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award bid.

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The Cookstown 100 will be the first Irish National road race in 2018.

Irish road race dates confirmed for 2018

The Cookstown 100 will kick-start the Irish National road racing season next year following confirmation of the 2018 schedule at the MCUI Inter Centre Conference over the weekend.

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Ian Hutchinson with joint TAS Racing team owner Hector Neill at the Isle of Man TT this year.

Ian Hutchinson edges closer to Honda Racing move

Sixteen-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson is on the verge of a sensational move to Honda Racing.
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Jonathan Rea makes BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 shortlist

Three times World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been included on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist
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