Chad Reed Gears Up For MXGP Stint

Chad Reed

The Australian legend is set to race at Matterley Basin and Mantova as part of the Yamaha team.

By Hayden Gregory
Chad Reed
Chad Reed

Reed has not raced MXGP for 15 years, yet is excited as ever for the next two weekends of action. A break in the American season has allowed Reed a guest ride in the series which will kick off at Matterley Basin, UK, on the 18th-19th June.

I’m excited to come back and race in Europe.” Reed enthused. “Over the years I’ve been here for Motocross of Nations, so I know what to expect, and of course I watch the MXGP rounds every week to see who’s winning.

But these guys are riding at full gas in the middle of their season, and my Supercross season just ended in May, so I think we’re going to have a couple of great races together in the UK and Italy,” Reed said.

The 34 year old has been a standout performer in the AMA Supercross and Motocross series for the past decade securing a number of titles along the way. While he admits a lot has changed since he last raced in Europe, he’s eager as ever to test his abilities among the new kids on the block including superstars Tim Gasjer and Romain Febvre,.

A lot has changed in 15 years.” Reed added. “What used to be just three classes and a single-moto format is now two days and five classes. It’s going to be nice to come back and see old faces and old friends, but the pace is going to be high and from a racing point of view I’m a competitive guy and I want to do well.” 

Now considered a veteran, you would be a brave man to write Reed off for the next two GP events. Most recently finishing fifth in the AMA Supercross series, the Aussie has shown he still has what it takes to mix it with the best in the world.

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