News 5 Feb 2019

Reed indicates more to give in San Diego top five

Australian contender earns season-best result at round five.

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Two-time champion Chad Reed has indicated he had more to give in Saturday night’s fifth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in San Diego.

The mud-filled encounter saw the JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing rider charge through the demanding conditions, winding up in an impressive fifth for his best result of the season.

Recognised for his heroic performances in muddy circumstances, the Australian believes it wasn’t his best outing, although he’s still satisfied to accept the result.

“San Diego is always a race I really enjoy,” Reed commented. “I had a great week in California leading up to the race. It was a rain schedule, which is always challenging. There was a lot of sitting around going on. The track was gnarly. My heat race start was okay, but I was splashed with mud and couldn’t get clear vision quickly enough.

“I had to stop, but I came back to seventh. The main event wasn’t my best mud performance, but I’m really happy to get up into the top five. I’m back in North Carolina this week and looking forward to continue working with the team to get up on that podium.”

The main event was taken out by newly-appointed red-plate holder Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki), followed by Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC).

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