Jonathan Rea has the chance to take his sixth world title this afternoon, but what does he need to do to secure this?
Rea has an astounding record, currently, he has 5 consecutive WorldSBK titles to his name and 99 wins, this afternoon at Magny Cours he has the chance to break two records, becoming the first man to win 6 titles and also the first person to amass 100 wins in the class, a stunning record worthy of the “GOAT” (Greatest Of All Time) title for the class. It is not likely for another 10 years that we will see these records broken as the man setting them is still racing and will be for the foreseeable future.
The points gap is 71 to Redding at the moment and Rea needs to leave with more than 62 points to Redding to be champion, therefore Rea just needs to outscore Redding by two points to become the champion. If Redding wants to stop Rea, he must outscore Rea by more than 9 points to hold off the championship to Estoril.
Here is how it can be done:
Rea Podium – World Champion
Rea P4/P5 – Redding P2 or lower for Rea to be crowned champion
Rea is P6, P7, P8 or P9 – Redding P3 or lower for Rea to be crowned champion
Rea is tenth, P11 or P12 – Redding P4 or lower for Rea to be crowned champion
Rea is P13 or P14 – Redding P5 or lower for Rea to be crowned champion
Rea is P15 – Redding P6 or lower for Rea to be crowned champion
Rea DNF – Redding P7 or lower for Rea to be crowned champion
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