News 14 Nov 2019

Penrite-backed Honda entry for Reed in S-X Open series

Fan-favourite receives backing from the Australian oil company.

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Honda Motorcycles Australia has revealed Chad Reed will pilot a Penrite Racing Mountain Motorsport Honda CRF450R in the 2019 Monster Energy S-X Open International FIM Oceania Supercross Championship, which kicks off this weekend at Auckland in New Zealand.

Reed, who returned to Honda machinery in a privateer effort for the recent Monster Energy Cup and Paris Supercross, will have Penrite Oil branding emblazoned across his premier class machine for both the Auckland and Melbourne rounds.

“I am looking forward to defending my title and of course it’s always nice to race in front of a home crowd,” Reed explained. “I’m excited for this partnership, the support is fantastic. I love racing so much I’m not ready to give it up.

“I still love the challenge, the training, the preparation and the thrill of the chase. I enjoy it more now than ever before and I’m grateful for those who support my passion, I never take any of it for granted.”

Penrite Oil general manager Toby Dymond added: “Chad is Australia’s most successful supercross and motocross racer and we share his passion and love for racing and motorsport. His tenacity to win hasn’t gone away and his drive is contagious. We jumped at the chance to sponsor his title defence.

The two-time AMA Supercross title holder is the defending S-X Open International FIM Oceania Supercross champion.