MOTO-X »

Reed joins Suzuki.

Reigning AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed, a Yamaha rider throughout his AMA career, will switch to Rockstar Makita Suzuki for the 2009 season.

After a brief world championship career, the 26-year-old moved to the AMA in 2002 and has since earned two AMA Supercross Championships (2004 & 2008), an AMA 125cc East Region Championship (2002) and won the 2004 US Open. Over the last six years he has amassed a total of 42 AMA wins and 82 podiums.

Reed will race the 2009 AMA Supercross series and other selected events in the United States as well as compete in Supercross events in his home country of Australia aboard his new EFI RM-Z450.

"I'm extremely excited to be starting a new chapter in my career and to be working with Roger DeCoster and Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki," said Reed. "It will be a whole new experience for me which I'm really looking forward to. I rode Suzukis for a good part of my amateur career and have some great memories from then and now I'm excited to be racing the new Suzuki EFI RM-Z450. I believe this bike and my new team have great potential and I couldn't be happier."

"I am very excited to have been able to sign Chad Reed to Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki," said team manager DeCoster. "Our team has worked very hard to get to the level we are at today and I'm glad we've been able to secure a rider with such accomplishments and determination as Chad so that we may continue to be top contenders. Our sponsors have been extremely supportive over the years and I'm happy that we are able to provide them a top-level rider and team to support him."

"We have a great heritage in racing here at American Suzuki," added Mel Harris of ASMC. "Suzuki has been dominant in the road racing arena for several years and with the introduction of the RM-Z450, and the help of Ricky Carmichael, Roger DeCoster and our dedicated team, we've been able to elevate our position in Supercross and Motocross to that championship level. The signing of Chad helps us reinforce our position and goals for the future of Suzuki racing. We are very happy to have Chad join our team."

Reed, who sat out the AMA Motocross season, is expected to compete in his first race for Rockstar Makita Suzuki at the US Open in Las Vegas on October 10th - 12th.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Chad Reed wins the 2008 AMA Supercross championship.
Chad Reed Yamaha
Chad Reed in pensive mood at Glen Helen earlier this year
Martin Davalos is focussed on getting a title in 2016
Ryan Dungey - Suzuki
Ryan Dungey – Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Monster Energy Kawasaki
Ken de Dycker – Suzuki
Mike Alessi - Suzuki (pic: Suzuki)
Chad Reed - Suzuki.
Steve Ramon - Suzuki.
Ken de Dycker - Suzuki.
Chad Reed - Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Makita Rockstar Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Makita Rockstar Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Suzuki.
Chad Reed - Suzuki.

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.