Rea: It was a perfect weekend

Following his impressive debut with Kawasaki Racing Team during the first round of the championship in Australia, where he he finished first and second, Rea was absolutely unstoppable throughout the race at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram.

Rea secured 50 points courtesy of his first place finishes in both races at the brand new track, and he is now 10 points clear of Leon Haslam on the standings. 

Speaking about his win, Rea was over the moon with the way his Ninja ZX-10R performed in the hot and humid conditions. 

"For me it has been a perfect weekend with pole position and two race wins – we could not have asked for any more," he said. "The bike can always be better but at the beginning of the weekend the Ninja ZX-10R was at a really good level, my pace was really fast, the rhythm was good so we did not necessarily chase something we really could have got lost with. 

"Our base setting right now is good and it gives me confidence to push the boundaries and understand the bike. I have not had so many double wins in my career but I have been lucky to have some. They do not come round a lot so I want to savour this moment and reflect on what we have done tomorrow and enjoy these next few days."