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Chad Reed wins opening round of Australasian Supercross Series

Courtesy Team Suzuki Press Office



Perth, Western Australia:

In his first ride on home soil with Suzuki since 1999, reigning AMA Supercross Champion Reed was too good on the Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450: The Australian superstar topped every session he contested and won the 20-lap Pro Open final by over 25 seconds, lapping up to fourth place in the process.



Also in Pro Open, Cameron Taylor had a promising debut ride with Team Shift Motul Suzuki. Having spent limited time on the RM-Z450 prior to the event; the Victorian rider made inroads in each session and recovered from a slow start to finish eighth in the final.



Rising star Moss spent the weekend battling with twin brother Jake for Pro Lites honours, the pair having to miss their sister’s wedding to contest the season opener. Aboard the 2009 RM-Z250, the Team Shift Motul Suzuki ace topped qualifying and won his heat race by 13 seconds.



After dropping to sixth at the start, Moss carved his way back up the leader board and finished second in the final, securing a strong start to his title assault.



Team Shift Motul Suzuki Development rider Lawson Bopping was another standout performer in Pro Lites. In a promising start to the season for Suzuki’s junior squad, Bopping and Kieran Tisdale both qualified for the final, with Bopping going on to finish fourth.



Round Two of the Australasian Supercross Championship will be held at Adelaide Showground, South Australia, on October 18th.



Chad Reed: “That was awesome out there. It was so satisfying to see it all finally come together. This was my first Supercross race on a Suzuki so I just tried to check out and watch for lapped traffic. I know these guys will step it up between now and Adelaide and I am sure the new Super Sprint format will throw up some interesting results.”





2008 AUSTRALASIAN SX CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (AFTER 1 ROUND):



1 Chad Reed – 25 points

2 Daniel Reardon 22

3 Jay Marmont 20

4 Cheyne Boyd 18

5 Andrew McFarlane 16

6 Craig Anderson 15

7 Daniel McCoy 14

8 Cameron Taylor 13

9 Troy Carroll 12

10 Brent Landman 11

 

PRO LITES:

1 Jake Moss – 25 points

2 Matt Moss 22

3 Tye Simmonds 20

4 Lawson Bopping 18

5 Adam Monea 16

6 Danny Anderson 15

7 Ryan Marmont 14

8 Kade Mosig 13

9 Luke George 12

10 Taylor Potter 11

 

 

 


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