Rea signs two-year Kawasaki WorldSBK contract extension

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Six-time WorldSBK king Jonathan Rea has signed a two-year contract extension which commits him to Kawasaki until the end of 2024.

After taking more 100 WorldSBK race wins on Kawasaki machinery, Rea has shown high levels of motivation and confidence in the future of the overall KRT programme by extending his contract for the next two seasons.

“I am really happy and excited to renew my contract with Kawasaki, to roll on for another two more years. It has been an incredible partnership, we have enjoyed so much success together that it is almost a natural progression,” said Rea.

“There was not much negotiation needed to continue together from both sides. It was more a case of how much more motivation I had to keep racing at the highest level in the WorldSBK championship. It has been an incredible few seasons; more competitive than ever.

“I have realised how motivated I am to continue and to continue fighting to win. Kawasaki gave me the opportunity back in 2015 to realise a childhood dream when I won the WorldSBK championship in the first year together. As a partnership we are so solid, and I am looking forward to continue making memories and representing an incredible manufacturer and brand.

“My team is my racing family. I love everyone inside the team like my own family and relationships like that count for a lot in racing. Huge credit goes to every single person in the staff, from Provec Racing, all the engineers in Japan, and everyone in the Kawasaki family. I am excited to see what we can do over the next two seasons.”