News 15 Nov 2009

Oz SX: Reed relentless in Parramatta victory for Kawasaki


After the disappointment of a DNF at Canberra, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad Reed has bounced back in flawless form at the Parramatta Super X round.

Reed moved to within a point of re-claiming the Open class red plate when he won tonight’s Survival format showdown.

He was the quickest rider early in the day and seemed to be feeling few of the effects of his heavy crash just a week ago.

The KX450F rider held out Tye Simmonds for the first win of the elimination-style final.

He increased the final advantage by up to 10 seconds on the way to winning races 2, 3 and 4.

The 25-point haul puts Reed back in the championship picture and he said he was eager to build on the result when the series visited New Zealand.

“I felt like I had my groove back tonight, the win was a big step forward,” said Reed.

“I was able to get the starts that I have been missing, a big contributor was the new 2010 Dunlop tyre product that worked really well.

“I’m confident that I have my head around the bike now and I’m hoping to come away from New Zealand with a win as we head to Brisbane.”

Reed is a point shy of Jay Marmont on 107 points.

Round 6 of the championship will be held at Hamilton’s Waikato Stadium next Saturday.