There has been a fair amount of speculation floating around since Chad Reed was revealed ‘testing’ a JGR Suzuki recently and now the internet has an official answer – he will make his return to Pro Motocross this weekend.
For the first time in three years fans will get the pleasure of watching Reed racing in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as he steps in for the injured Weston Peick at Ironman Raceway, Crawfordsville in Indiana.
What can we expect from Reed?
That’s an interesting one, Racer X has spoken with someone that has inside knowledge and Reed is reported to be on the pace of their other riders. Remember he has been getting himself into shape with the hope of getting on Team Australia for the Motocross of Nations at RedBud. As you know that didn’t pan out but he is still clearly looking forward to racing again this weekend.
“The opportunity came up last week for me to test the Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450,” Reed said. “I immediately felt comfortable with the bike and team. Although I had not planned to be in race shape for another six weeks, it’s an opportunity to get out and do what I absolutely love the most, which is race. I haven’t raced a national in three years, but I have those nervous and excited race feelings to be getting back out there. I’m stoked to help their team and sponsors while a few of their riders are out with injuries. I feel like a kid again getting to ride a factory bike and go racing with a highly motivated crew. I hope to see lots of #22 fans this weekend!”
While we don’t expect to relive the memories of 2009 when Reed won on Yellow, we’re still looking forward to watching Speedy Reedy race motocross at least one more time.