By Simon Hunter
Northern Irish motorsport sensation Jonathan Rea's received a top accolade from Ulster University.
The World Superbike Championship record breaker attended an event at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast today.
The four-time winner's been made an honorary Doctor of Letters for his outstanding contribution to the sport.
The Ballyclare man told Q Radio he's humbled.
🎉Congratulations to 4-time World Superbike Champion and now @UlsterUni honorary graduate Dr Jonathan Rea! 🏍️🎓 #ProudofUU https://t.co/FuNiePJRH6 pic.twitter.com/58MrgysZHs— Ulster University (@UlsterUni) 10 December 2018
Congratulations to 4 time World Superbike Champion @jonathanrea on graduating from @StudyAtUlster with an Honorary Doctorate for outstanding service to sport. We were… https://t.co/solUEDRYzg— Thenoblesuitor (@thenoblesuitor) 10 December 2018
Rea says he keeps surprising himself with each passing year's achievements.