Johnathan Rea become the first five-time WorldSBK champion!
The Pirelli French Round will go down in the history books with Jonathan Rea winning Race 2 to become the championship’s first ever five-time champion of the Superbike World Championship and It began with Turkey’s first ever winner in Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) in Race 1.
Despite a valiant effort from van der Mark, the advantage grew to over one-second, allowing Rea to close out the final laps and claim his 12th victory of 2019. This one was the sweetest of all though as he completed one of the great WorldSBK comebacks. From 61 points behind, Rea now holds an unassailable 129-point advantage.