News 19 Nov 2019

Reardon suffers punctured hand in New Zealand

Factory Yamaha pilot salvages fifth overall at the S-X Open Auckland.

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Dan Reardon has revealed he suffered a punctured hand during main event two at Saturday night’s Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland, the SX1 title contender pressing on to salvage fifth overall.

The CDR Yamaha Monster Energy rider looked strong early on in New Zealand, qualifying second fastest and finishing second in his heat.

He went onto record a 5-7-2 scorecard, leading four of eight laps in the final outing despite the hand injury, ultimately earning fifth overall in what was the fourth round of the Australian Supercross Championship.

“I knew the importance of these final two rounds as having the extra US riders can really separate the points,” Reardon explained. “I started out strongly in qualifying and was confident going into the triple crown format.

“The triple crown format just amplifies the aggression on the track and the importance of great starts and unfortunately, my starts suffered in all three races.

“I also took a hit in the second race and punctured my hand so I list a few valuable points on the night and in the championship. I will let me hand heal this week, get back into training and be ready for the final round in Melbourne on 30 November.”

Reardon still holds down third in the championship standings, nine points behind series leader and teammate Luke Clout.