Jonathan Rea says his rear tyre in the second race at Donington Park 'was like riding on ice' but leaves the British round of the World Superbike championship delighted after extending his lead to 101 points.

The Kawasaki rider demonstrated extreme tyre management and composure to stay planted to his Kawasaki from a massive incident in the opening stages of race two and recover from seventh to second, capping off a double rostrum weekend to increase his championship lead.

Describing his race two heart-in-mouth moment, Rea says the tyre behaved unlike anything he had experienced all weekend.

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"I have no idea, I've never had a tyre feel like this all weekend," Rea said. "In the beginning of the race at almost every corner on the throttle it was like riding on ice. So it was really difficult to control but once I found a rhythm I understood how to get the best out of it."

The Northern Irishman maintains his phenomenal run of results in 2015 and looks in unflappable form. Rea has finished every race in the top two with eight wins out of 12 races.

"It is the best weekend we've ever had here so I'd like to thank Kawasaki for all its efforts here, with the two bikes' 1-2," he added. "Pere my crew chief told me that the championship points gap is in three figures, which I cannot believe. It is incredible, so we just need to keep doing the same."