-- Reed looks for improvement on return to Anaheim
Chad Reed and his TwoTwo Motorsports team return to Anaheim’s Angel Stadium this weekend hopeful of making inroads and a return to the Monster Energy Supercross podium.
With hallmark consistency, the Australian rider has recorded two fourth place finishes to start the season, but is searching for more as the team chases a setup more suitable for the frenetic pace of the racing so far.
Last weekend’s round at Phoenix marked Reed’s 150th Supercross start, a statistic only surpassed by six other riders in the history of the sport.
He hopes his solid record in Anaheim, including 7 wins and his AMA career first, will buoy him to a better finishing position on Saturday night.
“It’s early on in the season and we haven’t quite settled on a setup that is working yet,” said Reed.
“The team is working hard to find a balance, especially with the fork settings, and we made some pretty good progress at the test track this week which is encouraging.
“I can’t be too disappointed with the points I’ve collected so far but I really want to be more competitive than this.
“I’m confident at the start and able to put myself in a pretty good position, but haven’t found that rhythm over the race distance which is going to be important.
“It will be good to verify a few things at A2 and see if we have made the improvements we need to move forward.”
Reed’s two fourth place finishes see him sitting in fourth outright on 36 points, just 2 points shy of third and only 9 total points off the lead of the 450 class.
The 2013 Monster Energy Supercross Championship comprises 17 rounds across North America’s West and East Coasts, concluding in early May.
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