PICTURES: Jonathan Rea clinches World Superbike double in Thailand

Jonathan Rea has opened a clear advantage at the top of the World Superbike Championship after a stunning double at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

Rea dominated both races on the Kawasaki ZX-10R, claiming a maximum 50 points haul after starting from pole position.

Jonathan Rea in action on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in Thailand

Jonathan Rea in action on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in Thailand

The Northern Ireland rider has now won three of the four races held so far after taking a victory and runner-up finish for his new Kawasaki team at Phillip Island in Australia in February.

Rea leads Aprilia’s Leon Haslam by 10 points ahead of round three of the series at Motorland Aragon in Spain on April 12.