News 31 Jul 2019

Reardon reunites with CDR Yamaha Monster Energy for AUS Supercross

Factory squad signs three-time Australian supercross champion for 2019 campaign.

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Multi-time Australian supercross champion Dan Reardon will reunite with CDR Yamaha Monster Energy for the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship.

Reardon, who captured his third supercross crown with the squad in 2015 before finishing third with them in 2016, will ultimately fulfil the position made vacant by Kirk Gibbs, who signed a motocross-only deal this season.

“It’s awesome to be back with the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team and working with a great group of guys,” said Reardon. “We won the championship together in 2015 and I have built a close bond to CDR and Yamaha over the years.

“Last year I did my own program together with the help of Yamaha but the logistics of managing that and also preparing to race become more time consuming than I anticipated. It’s great to be back with CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team again as I know that all the background work is taken care of and my sole focus is to win races and get the job done with no distractions.

“Craig has been great to work with in putting this deal together and we have been able to put together a deal that allows me to keep my global deals in place with companies like Fasthouse, DR Homes, Bell, Go Pro and Boost, but also take on the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team sponsors, infrastructure and support. I’m excited to go racing again and really looking forward to a successful year and a great championship battle in 2019.”

Team owner Craig Dack added: “Dan is obviously a talented, highly skilled and well credentialed supercross rider who has had a long term relationship with Yamaha here in Australia and the US. On limited budget in 2018, he was able to put together an impressive season and now with the extra support and infrastructure the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team can provide, we hope to take it to the next level with Dan in 2019.

“He is already comfortable with the Yamaha YZ450F and well under way in his preparation for the series. We are happy to put this deal together with Dan and some of his partners that have been behind him in recent years and feel we have the riders and the team to challenge for the 2019 SX1 supercross championship.”

Reardon will join team regular Luke Clout for the five-round series which kicks off on 12 October at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.