World Superbikes: Magny-Cours double for champion Rea

Jonathan Rea
Jonathan Rea produced another dominant display at Magny-Cours

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea clinched a fifth double this season in Sunday's round at Magny-Cours.

The Kawasaki Racing team rider from Northern Ireland secured the title in the previous round at Jerez and continued his superb form in France.

Rea won the opener by over four seconds from English team-mate Tom Skyes with Sylvain Guintoli third.

The 28-year-old came in ahead of Chaz Davies and Sykes in race two to extend his championship lead to 138 points.

England's Leon Haslam was 16th in race one before finishing fifth in the second race.

The battle for second spot in the series continues with Davies 16 points clear of third-placed Sykes.

Rea's tally of 22 podium finishes equals the record set by Troy Bayliss in 2002 and he can set a new best in the final round under floodlights in Qatar.

The Ballyclare man is Northern Ireland's first motorcycling world champion since Joey Dunlop and Brian Reid in 1986.

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