The club of six

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) made it six titles in six years as he secured the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship crown and joined a small club of sportspeople who have won six titles in their respective discipline and an even smaller club of those who have won six consecutive titles. In the 350cc class, he won seven titles from 1968 to 1974 as he recorded seven consecutive titles on two separate occasions. Italian Rossi has seven World Championships to his name, including five consecutive titles from 2001 to 2005. In Formula 1, only two drivers can claim to match or beat Rea’s six titles, but neither were able to do it consecutively. Having won in 1960, he defended his title in 1961 before winning again in 1963 and 1964. His sixth title came in 1967 before two more championships in 1975 and 1979; his final three titles won with his eponymous team.

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