Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea made history in 2017 when he became the first rider to win the World Superbike championship three times in a row.
That triple crown was the result of an incredible success streak that included 37 victories and 68 podium finishes from 76 starts over the past three seasons for the 30 year old Ballyclare rider.
The Kawasaki star’s astonishing achievements have now been recognised with his nomination in the shortlist of 12 contenders of the BBC’s Sport’s Personality of the Year awards.
The winner will be announced on December 17.
Jonathan will be up against some stiff competition from F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, world heavyweight boxing winner Anthony Joshua and four time Tour de France victor Chris Froome.
Motorcycle racing rarely enjoys this level of exposure though and we at the Vauxhall International North West 200 want to encourage everyone to support Jonathan’s challenge for the top honours by voting for him on December 17.
You can cast your vote on the night by phone or for free online.
BBC One and the BBC website will have live coverage of the show on Sunday December 17th at 18:45.
The presenters will let you know when the vote has opened, with phone numbers shown on screen during the broadcast and made available online.
You will then be able to cast your vote.
To vote online for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017, you must sign in to a BBC account. You can do that by using this link.