Having fallen just a few corners short of wrapping up the 2015 World Superbike Championship title before the summer hiatus, Jonathan Rea is all-but-certain to complete the inevitable when the series resumes this weekend in Jerez.

With three rounds and six races of the 2015 season remaining, Rea needs just six points to assure himself of his maiden WSBK title, a foregone conclusion that nonetheless marks the end of his long wait for the elusive title, six years since making his World Superbikes debut.

Destined to achieve the feat in his first season with Kawasaki after six seasons in the Honda stable, a focused Rea is nonetheless keeping his cool heading to Spain, where he anticipates the ZX-10R to be typically strong.

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"It has been nice to have the summer break but after two weeks I just wanted to get going again. Especially after the momentum we have had throughout the season and falling just so short of actually winning the championship in Sepang

"We had a good winter test at Jerez. I felt really good straight away with the Ninja ZX-10R in the January sessions and we have further improved the bike. We have been able to take the package pretty much everywhere this year and be competitive.

"Together with all the guys in the team we have worked so hard for this moment, so we will do our very best throughout Friday and Saturday to give us a package that we can fight for a race win with."

Rea's title comes on the back of one of the series' most dominant championship campaigns, the Ulsterman winning 12 from 18 races so far, while he has finished no lower than third at any point this year.

Just three more wins will take him to second on the all-time list for wins in a single season, ahead of Carlos Checa, Ben Spies and Troy Bayliss, while success in each of the final races will see him surpass Doug Polen too.