Jonathan Rea shortlisted for Sports Personality of the Year

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Published on 29 November 2017 by Robert Drane

The 2017 FIM Superbike World Champion, Jonathan Rea, has been shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality of the Year!

Rea, who has secured three consecutive Superbike World Championships, said he feels like he’s “in a dream”.

Earlier this year, more than 10,000 fans joined a petition for Rea to be shortlisted for the award. Now they can support him in the public vote for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year, which will take place on the night of the show, December 17.  

In addition to his riding successes, Rea is due to receive an MBE in November.