How exactly did Jonathan Rea win the 2016 Superbike World Championship title in Qatar while finishing second in the race?
As you might have heard from media, the 2016 Superbike World Championship hosted their last race for the tournament in Lusail, Qatar, this past week, where Jonathan Rea from Northern Ireland secured his second consecutive title victory.
The Superbike World Championship is a worldwide superbike racing championship founded in 1988. It consists of a series of rounds, each with two races with the end results of each combined to determine two annual champions, one for riders and one for manufacturers.
This year’s tournament consisted of 13 rounds, each in a different country, the first in was in Australia in February and the last in Qatar over the weekend.
It was Jonathan Rea who managed to win his successive World Superbikes title as he finished second in Saturday’s race. He became the first racer to win to consecutive titles since Carl Fogarty in 1999.
But it was Welshman Chaz Davies won the race, but Rea, 29, secured an unassailable 55-point lead going into the final race on today. He had already arrived to the race with a 48-point advantage on second place winner Tom Sykes. Both road Kawasaki bikes, with Chaz Davies, also like Rea and Sykes was racing for Britain, came in third on Ducati.
The final results were the following:
Rider Bike Points
1. Jonathan Rea (GB) Kawasaki 482
2. Tom Sykes (GB) Kawasaki 427
3. Chaz Davies (GB) Ducati 420
4. Michael van der Mark (Ned) Honda 262
5. Nicky Hayden (US) Honda 239
6. Jordi Torres (Spa) BMW 203