KTM-mounted American import Alix races to SX2 victory in New Zealand.
Australian legend Chad Reed has clinched the 2018 Monster Energy S-X Open International Supercross FIM Oceania Championship with a spectacular clean-sweep in Auckland, New Zealand.
Reed, 36, won all three finals in the SX1 Triple Crown main event to steal the title from previous leader, Scotsman Dean Wilson (DPH Motorsports Husqvarna).
It was a fitting return to NZ for Reed aboard the JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z450, untouched in technical conditions at Mt Smart Stadium. Reed’s trio of wins handed him the round two win from DPH’s Hayden Mellross – riding an FC 350 – and Wilson, who encountered clutch problems in final three.
The inaugural FIM Oceania championship belongs to dual AMA/world champion Reed by two points ahead of Wilson, with three-time Australian champion Justin Brayton (Penrite Honda Racing) a distant third after finished fifth tonight.
KTM Motocross Racing Team duo Dakota Alix and Ryan Marmont – out of retirement – went 1-2 in the SX2 class, with Kiwi Josiah Natzke (Cannon Signage Honda) completing the podium.
Full report to follow.