WSB: Jonathan Rea announces autobiography

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Triple World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea is to publish his autobiography in October, titled ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’

The book has been written by 31-year-old Rea and long-time friend Steve Booth. Rea, who last year received an MBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace, will discuss his personal and professional experiences including his 2017 success in BBC Sports Personality of the Year, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a top motorcycle rider and overcoming accidents which at the time threatened to put an early end to his racing career.

“I am really looking forward to working with publisher HarperCollins,” Jonathan Rea comments. “The team has been very supportive of me and my co-author, and long-time friend, Steve Booth. It’s only now when I recall the last few decades with him I realise the incredibly special journey I am on and those who’ve been part it. It hasn’t all been plain sailing though and there have been a lot of life lessons learned along the way. This book will be very open and honest about how I’ve been able to make my dreams and ambitions become a reality.”

Racing in WSB full-time from 2009, Northern Ireland’s Rea has amassed 59 race wins, 120 podium finishes, 44 fastest laps, 16 pole positions and 59 front row starts from his 228 race starts to date with Honda and Kawasaki. Last time out at Imola he achieved a new record of 17 career double victories and at Donington Park this weekend stands to become the first rider in history to celebrate 60 race wins. Should he then equal Carl Fogarty’s four world titles this season, Rea will become the most successful rider in the 31-year history of the World Superbike Championship.

The Jonathan Rea autobiography will hit the shelves on 18th October.

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Greg Haines

By Greg Haines

Superbike reporter and Eurosport commentator