Jonathan Rea says he wishes he could get more chances to race with his Kawasaki Racing Team in this year's World Superbike Championship as a measure of his enjoyment competing on the ZX-10R in 2015.

The former Ten Kate Honda rider has been in imperious form on the bike since switching to Kawasaki at the start of this season. In 16 races, Rea has won 11 and finished second in the other five, giving him a massive lead of 133 points with five rounds remaining.

Heading to Laguna Seca for the American round of the season, even though Rea is well placed to wrap up the 2015 title well before the end of the season, he says he is enjoying himself so much, he would rather it continued.

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"I am ready to get back into it because three weeks off is quite a lot," he said. "I want to keep going, not just to carry the momentum but also because I enjoy my time at the track. I miss hanging out with my team and riding my bike because I am really enjoying being at the track this year. I wish we had a lot more race weekends than just 13.

"We have had an amazing start and have a good thing going. We want to continue that and achieve better things. I want to win as many races as possible in the year. From pre-season testing onwards our goal has been to win the championship and now, just after the halfway stage, we are in a good position.

"I have only ever raced at Laguna once because I was injured when the championship went there two years ago. With one year more experience there I hope we can do a good job. I was on the podium in race two last year and, in the paddock show after the race, it was nuts!"


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Rea clearly deserves the title that's coming his way. If this year is an indicator, he's going to retire wondering what could have been. I can only hope Honda threw piles of cash at him the last few seasons.

I miss the old Hockenheim circuit,

.......and Monza :-(