WSB: Rea Ready For The Battle And Title At Qatar

“I’m happy because to date we have had nine race wins and done a very good job,” Rea says.

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World Superbike Championship leader Jonathan Rea heads to Qatar for the final rounds and to claim the title. Doing so, he will become the first rider to win back-to-back WSB titles since Carl Fogarty in 1999.

Rea has a healthy lead of 48 points over his team-mate Tom Sykes. For this weekend's two races, there is a little possibility for 2013 Champion to win the title if Rea fails to score and Sykes takes victory in both.

Rea said, "The only way Tom can beat me is if I no-score and Tom wins both races. That is a very low percentage of probability I would hope! This means we can go into Qatar relaxed and confident we can go back-to-back with our championship wins."

Now, Ducati's Chaz Davies is the man to beat. He won five out six races in the second half of the 2016 season. His victory at Jerez denied Rea's first chance to clinch the title last weekend.

But the reigning champion is not concerned about the Welshman's pace. He still believes he has done a good job this year: "A championship is won over many different circuits, many different conditions and right now, leading the championship, we have clearly done a better job than the rest. I'm happy because to date we have had nine race wins and done a very good job."

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