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Reed crashes out of contention at Canberra Super X

Reed crashes out of contention at Canberra Super X

A DNF resulting from a massive opening lap crash has put pay to a certain podium result for Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad Reed at Canberra Stadium tonight.

??Round 4 of Super X was going to plan for the defending champion, who had piloted his KX450F to two of the three moto wins as part of the Open class Triple Challenge.??

Reed was winded and unable to continue in the final 10-lap moto and plummeted down the points standings as a result.

“It was a tough night, we had some good speed but the bike had a few issues early on,” explained Reed. “I knew I would need to start well and was up the front for the first two motos where I was able to move through to the lead.

“It all went wrong on the first lap of the final moto and I went down very hard, I was hurting and there was no way to continue.

“It’s a big blow in terms of the championship, I’ll have to fight these guys every inch of the way to reel them back in with only three rounds left.”

Reed was the first to congratulate round winner Jay Marmont as he crossed the line, recognising the incredible feat that his fellow competitor had achieved.

“I’m very proud of Jay, he put in an inspired ride given the tragedy he has faced and he deserves this win.”

Reed collected 15 points from the round which sees him slip to third on the Open class ladder.

Round 5 of Super X will be held at Parramatta Stadium next Saturday night.

Super X Round 4, Canberra Stadium
1. Jay MARMONT (NSW) / CDR Rockstar Yamaha, 25
2. Daniel McCOY (NSW) / Pacific Ink Coastal KTM High Roller Energy Team, 22
3. Dan REARDON (VIC) / Woodstock Honda Thor Racing, 20
4. Michael BYRNE (QLD) / Rockstar Honda Maxima Racing Honda, 18
5. Tye SIMMONDS (NSW) / Motorex KTM Racing Team, 16
6. Chad REED (QLD) / Monster Energy Kawasaki, 15
7. Troy CARROLL (QLD) / Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki, 14
8. Jeremy McGRATH (USA) / Woodstock Honda Thor Racing, 13
9. Craig ANDERSON (QLD) / Kawasaki Racing Team, 12
10. Cameron TAYLOR (VIC) / SP Motorsports Byrners Suzuki, 11

Super X Championship Standings
1. Dan REARDON (VIC) / Woodstock Honda Thor Racing, 89
2. Jay MARMONT (NSW) / CDR Rockstar Yamaha, 88
3. Chad REED (QLD) / Monster Energy Kawasaki, 82
4. Tye SIMMONDS (NSW) / Motorex KTM Racing Team, 68
5. Daniel McCOY (NSW) / Pacific Ink Coastal KTM High Roller Energy Team, 62
6. Cody MACKIE (NSW) / Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki, 54
7. Cheyne BOYD (VIC) / CDR Rockstar Yamaha, 54
8. Craig ANDERSON (QLD) / Kawasaki Racing Team, 48
9. Cameron TAYLOR (VIC) / SP Motorsports Byrners Suzuki, 47
10. Troy CARROLL (QLD) / Cool Air Conditioning Kawasaki, 45