Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea says his 50-point lead after eight races of the World Superbike series is "beyond his wildest dreams".
"I'm just living in the moment. The key for me was the change in team and the reality that I'm contending for the championship is just sinking in," said Rea.
"Kawasaki have given me a great bike and a great infrastructure round me. I have all the tools I need to show my full potential," said Rea ahead of the Imola round on 10 May.