News 31 Aug 2018

Reardon finalising tailored program for AUS Supercross assault

Preparations on-track for the premier class championship contender.

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Multi-time Australian champion Dan Reardon is still finalising a personalised racing program for his assault at the SX1 crown in the Australian Supercross Championship.

The Queenslander, who couldn’t release details on the specifics of his deal at this stage, has been preparing for the five-round series aboard a Yamaha YZ450F, the same brand in which he earned his last title with in 2015.

“100 percent, I’ll be racing supercross this year,” Reardon declared to “I have a great team of people that we’ve put together over the past three months, and we have a great group of sponsors. It has created a bit more leg-way for myself, but I’ve been able to work with the people that I want to work with.

“We’re just going through the final stages of testing for round one, but I can’t really disclose exactly how the team is going be structured yet. I’m still finalising everything at the moment and just making sure everything is ready to go.”

Reardon has established himself as a supercross-only rider in the last two years, using the Australian off-season to race internationally, most recently contesting the Arenacross Tour in the United Kingdom.

Despite having not lined-up since Adelaide’s Split Rhythm in March, the number 122 is adamant he feels adequately prepared for the season-opener, set for 15 September at Jimboomba in Queensland.

“Things have been good and I feel really comfortable at the moment,” he continued. “It’s weird being a supercross-only guy – my off-season is directly in the middle of the Australian motocross season.

“I feel like I’m in a really good spot – everything has been great in my motos, and without seeing anyone or riding with anyone, I feel as good if not better than what I did last year.”

Reardon wound up second overall in the championship standings last season with two podium finishes to his credit.