Jonathan Rea claimed his 100th career WorldSBK win as he led all 18 laps of the opening race in Aragon. 

The six-time world champion joins a very select club of Motorcycle riders to win over 100 races at world level which includes Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi. 

But unlike the two Italian’s, all of Rea’s wins have come in the premier class of his particular championship. 

Except for the early laps where team-mate Alex Lowes looked to have the speed to challenge Rea, the Northern Irishman impressively opened up the gap halfway through the race. 

Rea was surprised at how easily he opened the gap to everyone as he ‘felt really slow’ - ominous words for his rivals I’m sure. 

Speaking about the incredible achievement, Rea added: "Incredible! What a race. I just felt from the start that I really wanted it and put my head down. 

"It just came, the rhythm at the beginning was good and I was going away, was not too stressed, but then at the end I was surprised how much everyone was dropping because I felt really slow but the gap was increasing. 

"What a way to be in the race as it doesn’t happen like that normally." 

Rea could soon be joined by another Brit in claiming 100 wins all in one category, with F1 driver Lewis Hamilton currently on 98.

In his post race interview Rea took the opportunity to pass the baton onto Hamilton, by saying: "To reach 100 victories… that’s a career milestone and I’m so, so happy with that and to do it here in World Superbike is amazing. I guess it’s Lewis Hamilton next, so good luck Lewis."