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Honorary degree for WSBK champ Jonathan Rea

Top Superbike rider Jonathan Rea talks to UV after receiving his honorary degree. Credit: UTV

Northern Ireland’s history-making quadruple World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has added an honorary doctorate to his many accolades.

The Co Antrim star was recognised by Ulster University at a graduation ceremony at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Monday.

Jonathan Rea was awarded his degree in a ceremony at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Credit: Pacemaker

It was a proud moment for Rea and his family, although quite the departure for the motorcyclist.

“It’s super surreal – I feel more comfortable in a pair of leathers and a helmet, to be honest,” he admitted, after receiving his degree.

And the next WSBK season will see him back in action and looking for an unbelievable fifth title.