News 14 Nov 2017

Top Australian finisher in Sydney a just reward for Reardon

Queenslander shifts to second in the championship ahead of Jimboomba finale.

Image: AUS-X Open.

Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Dan Reardon was the top placing Australian on both nights of the Monster Energy AUS-X Open in Sydney last weekend, marking one of his strongest performances in the current Australian Supercross Championship.

Reardon, who has endured two difficult rounds since the season opener at Jimboomba, made a return to the podium on Saturday night in a hard-fought finish for third, while he accompanied the result with a fourth place result during Sunday’s edition.

The popular Queenslander was able to put himself back into title contention, jumping from fourth in the standings right into second, where he now sits 18 points behind SX1 leader Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing).

“Yeah, it is for sure – we had a good weekend,” Reardon replied to when asked if his performance was rewarding. “I said this earlier, you give us a track we can ride with – there was some traction out there on the weekend – we’re able to take advantage of that. The weekend wasn’t something out of the ordinary for myself, I expect something like that all the time.

“I said this prior to the AUS-X Open weekend, with the international arrivals and the way the track is along with bits and pieces, it can really open up some opportunities to make up some points, and that’s exactly what happened.

“It puts us a little close towards the championship now, we’ve closed it to 18 points, which definitely isn’t out of reach – I’ve been part of championships where strange and weird things can happen. I’ll just go there with the mindset that I can do well, and whatever happens, happens.”

This weekend’s final round of the Australian Supercross Championship will not only mark Reardon’s final appearance with the Mega Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki team, but it will signify the outfit’s final race meeting in operation as they close the doors at the conclusion of the year.