Factory Yamaha entry presses on for third in the main event.
Multi-time champion Dan Reardon says he was left rattled throughout Port Adelaide’s second round of the Australian Supercross Championship after suffering a heavy fall in the opening laps of practice.
The CDR Yamaha Monster Energy rider was just one of many riders who were claimed by the challenging third rhythm lane, however the supercross specialist managed to escape injury and return to the circuit moments later.
Admitting the section had him second-guessing throughout the night show, Reardon still claimed Superpole and challenged for lead in the early stages of the main before finish locking out the podium in third.
“The fall in practice rattled me a little and that section had me second-guessing it most of the night,” said Reardon. “I tried to put it behind me, and I saw that nearly every rider was having some issues with it, but that’s part of racing supercross.
“The main event was good without being great. The first few laps, Justin and I went backward and forwards a couple of times, but Justin had a bit of speed on me in the whoops and was able to get by. He is world-class at whoops.
“Still, I will take a third and leave here in a pretty good position. The top three of us are only eight points apart and with each round coming, there are different formats and added US-based riders so anything can happen.”
Reardon sits third in the championship standings – equal second with teammate Luke Clout – as the series heads to Wollongong on 9 November for round three of the series.