News 7 May 2019

Reed declares intentions to race 2020 supercross season

Australian fan-favourite adamant on extending racing career for another year.

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Two-time champion Chad Reed has declared his intentions to continue racing in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship for another year in 2020.

Recently turning 37 years of age, the Australian’s future has consistently drawn attention as he completes the final years of his career, this season proving his competitiveness, landing on the box at Detroit’s eighth round to extend his all-time podium record to 132.

Reed, adamant on remaining with the JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing outfit, saw his 2019 campaign come to a premature end at Seattle when he was involved in a frightening multi-rider crash, suffering eight broken ribs, a broken scapula and a collapsed lung.

“Crazy another SX series is over already,” Reed said in a social media post. “Man time flies by when you’re having fun – enjoyed my time with JGRMX, loved working with the guys, especially my man [Ben Schiermeyer]. I have full intentions on racing in 2020.

“Time to get to work on how to make that happen. Honestly this time of year I’m ready to enjoy a few months off, but all I can think about is getting back on a bike and working to correct a few things.”

Despite missing the last five rounds of the AMA Supercross series, Reed wound up 15th in the championship standings.