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Mayor congratulates Jonathan Rea following fifth successive World Superbike title

Press release   •   Sep 30, 2019 10:29 BST

Mayor congratulates Jonathan Rea following fifth successive World Superbike title

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has hailed the achievements of Jonathan Rea MBE after the racing star claimed a record fifth straight World Superbike title at Magny – Cours.

Commenting on his recent success, Mayor Maureen Morrow said: “Congratulations to Jonathan on yet another incredible victory.

“Jonathan is an inspirational ambassador for our borough, Northern Ireland and his sport. He is a fantastic role model for our young people - a true sporting hero.

“Jonathan has yet again put our area and Northern Ireland as a whole on the map and I am delighted and proud at what he has achieved.”

At the young age of 32, Jonathan is the first rider to win five World Superbikes titles.

The Mayor added: “I feel passionately about encouraging people to become involved in sport and as a council we consistently promote and develop all types of sporting and fitness activities.

“Jonathan’s achievements can inspire future generations in our borough to get involved in sport and strive to become champions themselves.”

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