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Became the first rider to clinch three successive World Superbike titles, triumphing with five of the season’s 26 races remaining.
Rea went on to break Colin Edwards’ 15-year-old record for the number of points scored in a season, ending on 556. He was also made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The Northern Irishman’s 16 wins in 2017 took his career tally to 54, just five behind the all-time record held by four-time champion Carl Fogarty.
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