Jonathan Rea heads into the tenth round of the 2015 World Superbike Championship at Sepang in a position to potentially wrap up the title with three events of the season remaining, as Great Britain is now certain of taking another crown.

As it stands, Rea leads Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes by 125 points, with a maximum of 200 points available from the final eight races in Sepang, Jerez, Magny-Cours and Qatar.

As such, should Rea end the weekend having swelled his lead to 150 points over the only three remaining riders that can mathematically challenge him for the title now - Sykes, Chaz Davies and Leon Haslam - he will be crowned champion before the summer break.

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A measure of his dominance over the course of the 2015 season since joining Kawasaki from Honda, Rea has finished on the podium in every race so far, with 11 of the 18 races being wins.

Following a relatively indifferent round in Laguna Seca by his high standards, Rea is confident the Kawasaki will be better suited to the rigours of the Malaysian venue.

"I always enjoy the flyaway rounds. When I studied the Sepang races last year I struggled a little bit but it seems that the Ninja ZX-10R was quite a strong package. I expect it to be really hot at Sepang. With the timings of the races and at this time of year there is a possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon so we have to be ready to react to the weather as well.

"At Laguna, with it not being such a high braking force track, quite twisty and with the temperature not being so high, I was not able to use my preferred front tyre. So I expect in Malaysia, with the temperature increase and the heavy braking zones then my preferred harder front option will be the tyre of choice. I hope to be able to get back to my normal riding style and set the bike up accordingly.

"Whilst we had a good pace at Laguna Seca, I was not entirely comfortable. It is important for me to have a strong weekend at Sepang before we start on the long summer break. I really enjoy the Sepang track and the fans in Asia are always incredible, so I think to should be a great weekend."

Great Britain will go level at the top of the nationality list with the United States on nine World Championship wins when either Rea, Sykes, Davies or Haslam wrap up the title.