News 11 Nov 2019

Championship position encouraging for Reardon

CDR Yamaha Monster Energy entry scores third-straight podium at Wollongong.

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CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Dan Reardon is encouraged by his position in the Australian Supercross Championship, which sees him right in contention for the crown with just the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland and AUS-X Open Melbourne remaining in the series.

The popular Queenslander has landed on the podium in the opening three rounds, scoring second overall at the weekend’s stop in Wollongong, New South Wales.

Positioned just six points shy of leader Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) and three points behind teammate Luke Clout, the number 122 is confident he can elevate in the upcoming two events which will see a strengthened line-up of AMA Supercross regulars.

“I think I’m well placed in the championship now and right in the middle of a good battle for the SX1 crown,” Reardon commented. “The last few years I have been able to come home at the final rounds strongly so to be within six points of the lead and heading for the two biggest races of our season is a good spot to be in.

“It took me a bit to get dialled into the track as it was quite hard-pack and slippery in spots but once I got that sorted, I was fine and just focused on getting good track position early as passing was difficult.

“We are off to NZ this week and look forward to going up against not just the best Australia riders but also the incoming US guys who always raise the bar for us.”

Both the S-X Auckland and AUS-X Open Melbourne will also make up the 2019 S-X Open International FIM Oceania Supercross Championship.