Queenslander Dan Reardon has signed for the MotoConcepts Racing team for the 2010 AMA Supercross and Motocross season, the deal announced this morning in the United States. The move will see Reardon switch to Yamaha in the 450 category for the new season.
Queenslander Dan Reardon has signed for the MotoConcepts Racing team for the 2010 AMA Supercross and Motocross season, the deal announced this morning in the United States.
The former multiple-time Australian Supercross and Motocross champion will contest the series aboard a Yamaha YZ450F after spending two seasons in the U.S. aboard a Honda with Factory Connection.
Reardon will step up to the 450cc category after two frustrating injury-filled seasons in the Lites, looking to make his mark on the higher capacity machine as teammate to Matt Goerke in the class.
It’s expected that Reardon will complete the Monster Energy Super X series before joining the team in early December to begin testing and training with his new team, the outfit that fellow Australian Daniel McCoy rode for at the beginning of 2009.
Before suffering injuries this summer, Reardon was a consistent top five threat as he secured sixth overall at both Hangtown and Freestonein the outdoor nationals. Recently at the 2009 US Open in Las Vegas, Reardon also showed his talent on a tight Supercross track taking third overall.
“This is an exciting time for MotoConcepts Racing,” stated Team Owner Mike Genova. “We have added two excellent riders to our team and they help complete a 2010 squad that will represent our sponsors very well and be extremely competitive on the track. With the support we receive from Yamaha and the talent of our riders, we look forward to great race results.”
Reardon and Sipes join Jeff Alessi (250 W), Vince Friese (250 E), and Matt Goerke (450) as the 2010 members of MotoConcepts Racing, with the team actively looking to add another rider.