Another of those things to be filed under ‘about bloody time too…’, three-time WSB champion Jonny Rea is on the shortlist for the BBC’s Sports Personality Of The Year Awards!
Following a big push by insurers Carole Nash (great work!), via an e-petition, Rea has indeed been included in the line-up which also features four-time F1 champ’ Lewis Hamilton, footballer Harry Kane, Sir Mo Farah and boxer Anthony Joshua – there’s a whole lot of sporting talent and success Rea’s up against!
“I hold this award in the highest regard”, said Rea, “and hope that the fantastic motorcycle community can get behind me to vote. To go on to win the award would be the icing on the cake for what has been the best year of my career to date. I’d like to thank the team at Carole Nash and all of those who signed the petition to help get me a place in the top 12. Roll on Sunday 17th December. “
So, go register your vote, and we’ll all hope there’s enough for him to be right up there!