World Superbike: Jonathan Rea set for shock Yamaha switch in 2024

World Superbike: Jonathan Rea set for shock Yamaha switch in 2024
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World Superbike: Jonathan Rea set for shock Yamaha switch in 2024

Jonathan Rea joined Kawasaki in 2015 and dominated the World Superbike Championship, winning six consecutive championships and setting a record for most race victories. However, in 2021, Toprak Razgatlioglu dethroned Rea and became the champion aboard a Yamaha. Alvaro Bautista was the champion in 2022 and is expected to add to his tally in 2023. Rea has a Kawasaki deal in place for 2024, but the competitiveness of the Kawasaki ZX-10RR has declined, with Rea only winning once so far in 2023. Razgatlioglu’s departure to BMW has opened up the possibility for Rea to have access to a more competitive bike, leading him to join Yamaha for the next season. In other news, Andrea Iannone, who served a doping ban since 2019, is set to return to racing in WSBK in 2024 with a Ducati satellite team. Yamaha has also retained Dominique Aegerter for the 2024 World Superbike season.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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