Australian motorcross star Chad Reed is hoping a hometown competition will be a kickstart for his world championship bid next year.
Two-time world champion Reed has confirmed he’ll race at the Aus-X Open event in Sydney in November for a second consecutive year.
Reed says the two-day event at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park is the perfect preparation for next year’s AMA World Supercross Championship series starting in January.
“The Aus-X Open is a great opportunity for us to see where we’re at motorcycle-wise and team-wise,” the 33-year-old said.
“That’s what is unique about this event compared to others, is that you can actually learn a lot.
“When we were here (last year), we figured out a lot of things with the bike, and that put us in a great position.”
Reed is on the path back after the collapse of his TwoTwo Motorsports team in the middle of last year.
Now riding for Yamaha, Reed finished fifth in this year’s AMA series with three podium finishes in the 17-event calendar.
Joining Reed at the Aus-X Open will be nine-time Australian champion Matt Moss and rising Australian star on the AMA series Lawson Bopping.