BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Who is Jonathan Rea?

Motorbikes superstar Jonathan Rea enjoyed a record-breaking season in the World Superbike 2017 campaig when he became the first rider to win the title three years on the spin.

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

Jonathan Rea: SPOTY recognition fitting end to special year

History-maker Jonathan Rea says Sunday night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a fitting occasion to cap a landmark season in the Ulster rider’s incredible career.

Jonathan Rea is the overwhelming favourite to win the Joey Dunlop trophy in Belfast.

MOTORCYCLING: Nominees confirmed for Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

The outcome may be a formality, but voting is underway for the Cornmarket Irish Motorcyclist of the Year following confirmation of the full list of nominees.

Derek Sheils on the Penz13 BMW at Frohburg.

MOTORCYCLING: Derek Sheils targets top ten at TT on Penz13 BMW

Top Irish National road racer Derek Sheils has set himself a target of breaking into the top ten at the Isle of Man TT in 2018 after signing for the Penz13 BMW team.
New signings Lee Johnston and Ian Hutchinson at Honda's headquarters in Louth.

MOTORCYCLING: Lee Johnston joins Honda Racing with Ian Hutchinson for 2018

Fermanagh’s Lee Johnston hopes to put two difficult years behind him after being officially confirmed in Honda Racing’s new-look line-up for 2018.
Alastair Seeley pictured on the North coast as it was announced Seeley will race a R6 Yamaha in EHA Racing livery at the 2018 NW200.

NORTH WEST 200: Alastair Seeley teams up with EHA Racing for NW200

Vauxhall International North West 200 record-breaker Alastair Seeley has teamed up with British Supersport outfit EHA Racing for the famous road race next May.

The Cookstown 100 will be the first Irish National road race in 2018.

Irish road race dates confirmed for 2018

The Cookstown 100 will kick-start the Irish National road racing season next year following confirmation of the 2018 schedule at the MCUI Inter Centre Conference over the weekend.

Cookstown B.E. Racing team owner John Burrows with new signing Davey Todd.

Burrows signs newcomer Todd as Sheils remains on board for nationals

Exciting road racing prospect Davey Todd has signed with John Burrows’ Cookstown B.E. Racing team for 2018.

Adam McLean on the 600 MSS Kawasaki at Union Mills at the Isle of Man TT.

Young hope Adam McLean spurred on by impressive season

Tobermore’s Adam McLean marked himself out as a name for the future this season but the young prospect is keeping a level head as he outlines his aspirations for 2018.

Ian Hutchinson with joint TAS Racing team owner Hector Neill at the Isle of Man TT this year.

Ian Hutchinson edges closer to Honda Racing move

Sixteen-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson is on the verge of a sensational move to Honda Racing.
Dan Kneen will ride for Northern Ireland's Tyco BMW team at the international road races in 2018.

Kneen fired up to grasp his chance with Tyco BMW

Manx ace Dan Kneen has vowed to ‘give it everything’ next season after signing for Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team.


Rea joins shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year 2017

Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea, who secured a third successive World Superbikes title, is on the list for the prestigious awards

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea makes BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 shortlist

Three times World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been included on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist
Derek McGee will compete in the Supertwin class in 2018 for Ryan Farquhar's celebrated KMR Kawasaki team.

Farquhar confirms Derek McGee as first signing for 2018

Ryan Farquhar has signed multiple Irish road racing champion Derek McGee to contest the Supertwin class in 2018.

Dan Kneen at the Ulster Grand Prix last year with Tyco BMW team principal Philip Neill (left) and Hector Neill (right).

Dan Kneen confirmed at Tyco BMW but question mark over Hutchy

Manx rider Dan Kneen has joined Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team for 2018, although a question mark hangs over Ian Hutchinson’s plans next season.
World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea, after being presented with an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace, London.

Proud Rea hails ‘incredible’ day as world champion receives MBE

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea took a break from testing at Jerez in Spain to receive his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge on Tuesday.

Jonathan Rea is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.

Jonathan Rea: Motorcycling ace receives MBE from Prince William

Motorcycling world champion Jonathan Rea has received his MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Keith Farmer will ride for the Tyco BMW team in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.

Farmer targets Superstock title as springboard to BSB ride in 2019

Keith Farmer says he will use the added incentive of a British Superbike ride in 2019 to fire him to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title next year after joining the Tyco BMW team.

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