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James Stewart

Australian Super X Series opens this Saturday.

Chad Reed today unveiled a unique livery based on V8 Supercar team TeamVodafone for his Honda CR450cc race machine. The two-time Australasian Super X Champion will ride under the Team Vodafone banner, with a new-look bike setting Reed apart.. That is on top of the 'story-book' 1-2 finish at Bathurst on the weekend.

Reed is a long-time supporter of the team and has been sighted in the pit-garage at a number of events. Look for Reed and the Honda to be in the luminous red and chrome colours of TeamVodafone.

Alex Gobert from MotoOnline was there:

Reece McLeod from Sports Pro advises Reedy will be wearing Fox !



Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing, owned by Yarrive Konsky, has a three-rider lineup consisting of #122 Daniel Reardon, #48 Kade Mosig and #47 Waters. Photo courtesy of Cougar Bourbon Honda Racing.

Three-time Australian Supercross champion, Reardon, 24, returned home from the USA after another season in the AMA. He finished the 2009 Super X championship as second in the Open Class. Waters and Mosig are no strangers to the podium.

Global Action Sports that owns the series earlier announced that two-time X Games Super X Gold Medalist Josh Hansen, a member of the omnipotent Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki outfit, will line up for each and every round of the 2010 Monster Energy Super X series.

CDR Rockstar Yamaha host US import Justin Brayton - see below.

American rider Davi Millsaps was scheduled to race in Canberra and Launceston rounds but will no longer be coming.

Round 1 Format: Double HeaderClass: Open and LitesOpen riders will compete in 2 x 8 lap heats and Lites in 2 x 6 lap heats. Positions 1 to 9 will progress direct to the final.The final will consist of 2 x 12 lap races in the Open class and 2 x 8 lap races in Lites, with points awarded for each race and accumulated to find a winner.

Rider List is at the bottom of this page.

Yamaha Racing Australia.

Jay Marmont
is back to spearhead Yamaha’s quest for the Pro Open championship on board his YZ450F. Fresh off his third successive Australian Motocross Championship and some inspired rides representing his country at the Motocross of Nations in the US, Marmont is fired up and ready to go for Super X.

"I always look forward to racing supercross. The night time events, the big crowds and atmosphere make it the best events to race in. I also feel we are well prepared as the team and I have done some extensive testing while in the US and even more in the week leading up to the opening round. It starts on Saturday and I hope we have a huge crowd turn out for what looks to be a great championship,” Marmont concludes.

Joining Marmont will be a couple of guest riders for the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team. With Cheyne Boyd sidelined with an ankle injury, Craig Dack has opened up the spot for Ross Beaton, runner up in the Under 19 MX Nationals, to keep the seat warm until Boyd is back to full strength and ready to resume racing.

The opening three rounds will also see CDR Rockstar Yamaha host US import Justin Brayton. Brayton, currently ranked five in the AMA SX Championships, will make his Australian debut this weekend at Newcastle.

"We look forward to hosting both Ross and Justin for the opening three rounds of Super X,” says team owner Craig Dack. "We are excited to give Ross this opportunity and reward him for a successful motocross campaign while working with Justin is just another example of how Yamaha teams around the world work together for the benefit of the rider and the company,” he concludes.

Jay Marmont practicing starts. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Racing Australia.



The dynamic duo of Kirk Gibbs and Ford Dale are bound for big things as they enter the 2010 Super X Championship. Both riders have come from a successful Australian MX Nationals Championship where they placed two and three respectively and are fully fit and ready to go.

Gibbs was a consistent top five rider in last years’ championship but has since picked up his supercross skills and is looking for a much better result in his 2011 campaign.

"I have worked hard with the team to get my bike as good as possible and do the training needed to be successful at Super X. I feel we have made the right improvements to the bike and my riding is a step above last year so I expect to do well and look forward reaching my goals this year,” Gibbs said.

For Ford Dale, it is a welcome return to Super X as he missed a lot of last years’ series with injury. But now 100% fit and ready to race, Dale is also expected to be a front runner in the championship wants to reward himself and the Serco Yamaha team with a championship.

"Right after motocross, I had some surgery on my wrist and it feels 100% now. I have been in full training for over a month and have done more riding and practicing for this series than I have for a long time. I just want to start racing,” Dale enthuses.

Ford Dale. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Racing Australia.



For the first time since this team began in 2007 Yamaha’s development program will now take in the full series of Super X. With Ross Beaton taking the guest ride at CDR, the pairing of Luke Styke and Harley Quinlan will line up in the Pro Lites division and will continue to learn the ropes of racing supercross in a well supported and pro active environment.

"We have just finished a few days of testing with the riders in Queensland and I am impressed by their speed and commitment, says head technician Darren Thompson. "Luke proved himself to be a contender in the few rounds he did last year and I see no reason why he can’t do that for a full championship in 2011, while Harley has picked up the game quickly and both riders may surprise a few people as the championship wears on,” Thompson finishes.



Luke Styke. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Racing Australia.


Kawasaki Racing Team will be without star man Billy Mackenzie for the start of the Australasian Supercross Championship as he recovers from serious injury. Mackenzie's collar bone injury was suffered while riding in the highly-competitive AMA MX Championship in the USA.

While Mackenzie may be sidelined there was better news for Lites riders Cody Mackie and Luke Arbon, with the duo fighting fit ahead of this weekend’s opening round in Newcastle.Fully recovered from a broken collar bone suffered at the tail end of the Australian Motocross Championship, Mackie said he hopes a clean bill of health will mean good results for the Super X series."I didn’t achieve what I was capable of at the MX Championships this year, so I’ve got a lot to prove at Super X,” he said."I’ve got a job to do with KRT and I intend to go out there and do that, starting in Newcastle.”Arbon is hoping for some consistency over the seven-round series after injuries and form hampered his MX season.


Open Rider List:

1 Chad Reed
2 Jay Marmont
6 Jake Moss
9 Nathan Brochtrup
11 Zak Newsome
14 Luke Davis
15 Lewis Woods
21 Ben Leech
23 Justin Brayton
25 Josh Hanson
34 Matt Haworth
36 Justin Carafa
42 Tye Simmonds
43 Ross Beaton
45 Kym Wright
46 Chris Camelleri
47 Todd Waters
57 Jake Madden
65 Daniel McCoy
72 Rhys Dorreen
99 Jarrad Hockley
100 Craig Anderson
113 Luke Wilson
122 Daniel Reardon
141 Joel Newton
175 Beau Ralston
181 Matthew Phillips
600 James Iconomou
800 Mike Alessi
906 Adam Monea

Lites Rider List:

1 Matt Moss
3 Ryan Marmont
5 Kirk Gibbs
6 Michael Addison
8 Lawson Bopping
10 Josh Cachia
14 Geran Stapleton
18 Brock Winston
20 Harley Quinlan
21 Michael Crugnale
23 Kurt Wightman
24 Ben George
26 Luke Styke
27 PJ Larsen
28 Sven Vallely
29 Joel Rizzo
32 Corey Lucas
33 Cody Mackie
38 Joshua Melis
39 Taylor Potter
40 Jack Judge
41 Ford Dale
43 Steven Clark
44 Sam Duncanson
48 Kade Mosig
51 Robbie Marshall
52 Kim Ashkenazi
60 Kiren Tisdale
61 Kody Wheeler
65 Luke Bond
83 James Killick
86 Daniel McEntee
87 Brodie Hartin
101 Luke George
106 Josh Kilvington
114 Dion Brillanti
119 Dylan Peterson
120 David Melish
121 Luke Arbon
127 Dillan Gosling
128 Brenton Holley
151 Nicholas Sutherland
170 Craig Smith (NZ)
190 Dale Fear
283 Errol Willis
310 Kurt Chalker
344 Simon Andree
353 Mat Cox
533 Joe Gillespie
910 Brad Potter
OO Nathan Crawford