Official: Jonathan Rea leaves Kawasaki to join Yamaha
Jonathan Rea has signed a two-year deal with Yamaha to ride alongside Andrea Locatelli in the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Official Team in 2024. Rea, a six-time WorldSBK champion, will leave the Kawasaki Racing Team at the end of the 2023 season. Throughout his career, Rea has achieved numerous records, including the most WorldSBK titles, race wins, podiums, fastest laps, and overall points scored. He is also the most successful WorldSBK rider of all time. Rea aims to add to his record-breaking victories and become the first rider to win seven WorldSBK titles. Yamaha is delighted to have secured his services, and the new agreement will see Rea partnering with Italian teammate Andrea Locatelli until 2025.