REIGNING THREE-TIME WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPION JONATHAN REA TO PUBLISH HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY THIS AUTUMN
Jonathan Rea is delighted to announce today that he has teamed up with experienced motorcycle journalist Steve Booth and HarperCollins Publishers to publish his autobiography later this year.
The book is due to hit the shelves in October 2018 but following today’s announcement it is possible to pre-order a copy by following the link below:
The 31-year-old father of two from Northern Ireland is the current World Superbike Champion and earlier this month made World Superbike history by equalling Carl Fogarty’s all-time career record of 59 race wins. Jonathan was runner up at last year’s BBC Sports Personality of The Year, only 2,957 votes short of winner Mo Farah. He is also the only rider to have ever won the championship for three years in succession and together with his Kawasaki Racing Team, he hopes to make history once again this season by making it four in a row.
The book will chart the life and career of a man who was seemingly destined for the motorbike racing world. Jonathan’s grandfather was the first sponsor of 5 Times World Champion Joey Dunlop and his dad was a former Isle of Man TT winner. He has succeeded in Superbikes after several potential career-ending scrapes including smashing his femur in a horrific crash, aged seventeen, when doctors told him he would never race again. With unwavering determination, and gaining huge victories in this ultra-competitive sport, this thrilling autobiography will get into the head of a man who has managed to rise to the top of oneof the most skilled and dangerous sports in the world.
HarperCollins are the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With two hundred years of history and more than 120 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles.
Jonathan Rea says: “I am really looking forward to working with HarperCollins. The team has been very supportive of me and my co-author, and long-time friend, Steve Booth. It’s only now when I recall the last few decades with him I realise the incredibly special journey I am on and those who’ve been part it. It hasn’t all been plain sailing though and there have been a lot of life lessons learned along the way. This book will be very open and honest about how I’ve been able to make my dreams and ambitions become a reality.”
Ed Faulkner, says: “Jonathan Rea is a motorcycling legend and is on track to become the greatest British motorcycle racer of all time, but there is a lot more to this articulate but very well-grounded father, son, brother and husband. Off the track he is a family man through and through and he is one of the first riders to take his wife and children with him on the road, to each race, whenever he can. He has a huge number of fans who follow him all over the world and all of these people (and more) will be excited to read his story when we publish this autumn. We are thrilled to be his publisher.”