World Superbike: Jonathan Rea to join Yamaha on two-year deal

World Superbike: Jonathan Rea to join Yamaha on two-year deal
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World Superbike: Jonathan Rea to join Yamaha on two-year deal

As reported by Motorsport.com, Jonathan Rea will be replacing Toprak Razgatlioglu at the factory Yamaha squad next year. Rea had a year left on his contract with Kawasaki, but a decline in results prompted his early exit. Yamaha initially looked for a rider within their ranks, but ultimately decided to search for a high-profile name. Rea’s frustration with the competitiveness of the Kawasaki ZX-10RR led him to join Yamaha. Yamaha CEO expressed excitement and confidence in Rea’s ability to add to his world championship tally with the team. Rea’s move to Yamaha was announced after Kawasaki confirmed his departure at the end of the 2023 season.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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