New World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says he wants to treat the remainder of the 2015 season like a fresh start and not become complacent despite securing the title last time out at Jerez.

The Kawasaki rider wrapped up the riders' world title in race one at Jerez, while his team clinched manufacturer honours in race two, and the Northern Irishman has enjoyed a whirlwind tour celebrating his championship over the past two weeks.

Few would argue against Rea taking it easier over the last two rounds of the season but the 28-year-old says he has other plans.

"We had a really amazing moment in winning the championship in Spain but we struggled a little bit in the races," Rea said. "First, we have to really understand the reason why we struggled so much at Jerez on Sunday, when on Saturday everything was fine.

"When we sit down to make a plan for this coming weekend, and figure things out, we will be pretty clear in the direction we need to go. After that I just want to enjoy the races."

On his way to sealing the World Superbike championship Rea lost his record of finishing on the podium in every race in 2015 with two fourth place results in Jerez. Along with adjusting to life as world champion Rea is determined to return his Kawasaki back on to the rostrum at Magny-Cours.

"I think in France we can start again with a clean slate and I see no reason why we cannot battle up at the front once again. I have had some good results at Magny-Cours in the past," he said. "To win the World Championship is a massive goal I have been waiting to achieve all my life and I have not really let my guard down too much since I did it.

"I was quite busy at the beginning of last week but since I got home I have been trying to treat each day as normal; to keep it in the back of my mind that we have to work hard for the next two races. I really want to bounce back after being off the podium in Jerez and fight at the front at Magny-Cours."



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