World champion Jonathan Rea pens new deal with Kawasaki
World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea has signed a new two-year deal with the Kawasaki Racing Team.
Despite speculation Rea is on the verge of a move to MotoGP, the Northern Irishman says he is happy with his lot in World Superbikes.
Rea enjoyed his 60th career win on Saturday in the Czech Republic to overtake Carl Fogarty's all-time record in the sport.
“I am more than happy to continue in these next two seasons with the Kawasaki Racing Team," said Rea.
"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."