News 11 Sep 2018

Reardon confirms unique team set-up for AUS Supercross title bid

Popular Queenslander to pilot Yamaha YZ450F in AUS Supercross.

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Multi-time champion Dan Reardon has revealed his plans in full for the upcoming Australian Supercross Championship that will see him host his own hand-picked team aboard a Yamaha YZ450F.

Reardon, now in his second season of being a supercross-only rider, has drawn in a selection of outside industry sponsors to assist his campaign alongside support from Yamaha Motor Australia, with companies such as DR Homes, Oilfield Piping Systems and Boost Mobile backing him in for the season.

“I have always enjoyed racing supercross so this year I have focused on the Australian Championships and spent my off season getting a great group of people and sponsors together to give me my best chance,” Reardon explained. “I have had a great relationship with Yamaha in recent years and I find the YZ450F to be the best bike for me.

“The package of the YZ450F, some GYTR race parts and Yamalube oils are the perfect combination for me and I feel my bike is as good as anyone’s on the start line. I also have significant support from a range of companies and products I believe in and it’s great to have Dunlop, Renthal, ETS fuel, Rival Ink, Ash’s Spoked wheels and Fasthouse with me this season.

“It was pleasing Yamaha Australia were able to put together a deal that suits me and I was able to bring in some sponsors from outside the industry that will allow me to go racing at a high level.

“I have been able to attract support from outside the motorcycle industry and it’s great that DR Homes, Oilfield Piping Systems and Boost Mobile have been able to step up and support my racing. To be able to bring in companies like that can only help racing in Australia and hopefully we can keep them involved in dirt bikes for a long time.”

Back aboard the same manufacturer he earned his last supercross title with in 2015, it could prove to be a potent combination as he enters the series as a championship favourite. The season-opener will be hosted this weekend at Jimboomba in Queensland.