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.
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.