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Jonathan Rea For BBC Sports Personality Of The Year


The FIM Superbike World Championship was an exciting event that brought together the best riders in the world. Ultimately, Carole Nash Ambassador Jonathan Rea came out with the victory. Rea attained glory by racking up the highest amount of points and winning the Pirelli French Round. Rea started the Championship by winning the first race at Magny-Cours, getting his 50th win in the process. In wet conditions, Rea persevered to lead by 2.4 seconds after lap one. His hard work and determination brought him success.


He became the first rider to win three consecutive Superbike World Championships, which is an incredible feat. With the BBC Sports Personality of the Year coming up on December 17th 2017, we’ve decided to launch an e-petition to nominate Rea for the short list. Within 48 hours, the e-petition has received over 6000 signatures.


In addition to his third consecutive championship win, Rea is set to receive the MBE from the Queen on the 21st November. Despite his achievements, he’s yet to be recognised with the BBC’s top sporting award.


Rea was very happy with his win and commented on his nomination. “I’m really pleased with the way my career has fallen into place over the last few years with this third consecutive World Superbike title. After a lot of hard work, it’s very rewarding to get a sense of achievement and progress year-on-year.”


"I just concentrate on riding my bike well and winning races. I don’t know if I’m worthy or not of an award as big as BBC Sports personality, but for others to be talking about me in this way is hugely flattering. I grew up watching the awards and to potentially follow in the footsteps of some of my all-time heroes like Tony McCoy and Barry McGuigan, who have both won the award, would be a dream come true.”


Head of Marketing, Rebecca is as happy as the rest of us. “Everyone at Carole Nash would like to send a massive congratulations to our brand ambassador, Jonathan, for this third Superbike World Championship. We’re thrilled for him and so proud of what he has achieved. We have always believed in Jonathan and we don’t think it’s a huge ask for the powers that be at the Beeb to formally acknowledge his achievement on his third win.”


Be sure to sign our e-petition to help Rea become BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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