Supercross champion locks in deal ahead of the new year.
JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing has officially signed Chad Reed for the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, a welcomed last-minute deal that will see the Australian legend compete for at least one more season.
Reed initially started testing with the squad in August before competing in a number of events aboard the factory RM-Z450, including the Pro Motocross finale, Monster Energy Cup and the Monster Energy S-X Open Supercross FIM Oceania Champion that he won in New Zealand.
The two-time AMA Supecross and world champion remained committed to the outfit despite not having a deal place for extended period of time, the late announcement coming after an extensive search for funding with the team losing title sponsor Autotrader for 2019.
“Chad Reed is a consummate professional, and I see that he has that hunger to win,” said team manager Jeremy Albrecht. “I’m also eager to see Justin Hill race in the 450 class. The kid is an incredible talent.
“He has really ramped up his training program this off-season. I am looking forward to Weston Peick lining up to the gate when he’s healthy. Peick is a tough person and fierce competitor.”
Reed will join Justin Hill in the premier class as Weston Peick is set return once recovered from his injuries, while the team will continue to field a four-rider 250 squad consisting of Alex Martin, Jimmy Decotis, Kyle Peters and Enzo Lopes.