News 23 Jan 2011

Reed confident his form is on the rise despite LA crash

Aussie Chad Reed believes he can contend for the top in upcoming AMA rounds.

Aussie Chad Reed believes he can contend for the top in upcoming AMA rounds.

Australia’s dual world champion Chad Reed believes his form this season is on the climb despite a fall ruining his chances in tonight’s Los Angeles round of the AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

Reed put on the ride of the night at Dodgers Stadium tonight to come from three quarters of a lap down to finish seventh at round three of the series.

“We turned a corner this week,” Reed explained. “We completed our first ever full day of suspension testing and it yielded good results.”

The TwoTwo Motorsports leader got a strong start but was unable to avoid a tough block that flicked up in front of him after been dragged onto the track by fellow Aussie Brett Metcalfe.

Reed was catapulted over the bars of his Honda CRF450R and after recovering the bike, re-joined the race over half a lap down.

His never say die stance was never more evident as he surged his way through the field.

On his way to finishing seventh, Reed passed 13 competitors and recorded a lap time that was 0.400 of a second faster than reigning champion Ryan Dungey.

“The crash was one small part of what was a very positive evening for TwoTwo Motorsports,” Reed added.

“To come back through and finish seventh after a crash like that is a good result and is testament to my hard working team.

“The bike was good and it was very comfortable and my lap times after the crash were good. I felt that I could have run with the guys at the front and I think my times proved it.”

TwoTwo Motorsports will continue their development program this week before heading to Oakland the fourth round this coming Saturday night.