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James Stewart

Chad Reed wins Round 1 of Australasian Super X

Edited copy courtesy of Motorcycling Australia. Photo courtesy of

The multiple Australian and World Champion proved why is the best in the business, blitzing a star-studded field to take out the opening round of the Australasian Super X in his home town of Newcastle, in front of a home crowd of over 12,500 at Energy Aust
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Reed was brilliant in the double header final format, winning race one by more than 1.5 seconds, ahead of American Josh Hansen, with Dan Reardon rounding out the podium a further 6 seconds back.The 12-lap eight-minute format worked wonders for Reed as he completed the double, this time finishing ahead of import Justin Brayton with Hansen relegated to third place more than seven seconds behind Reed.

Reed didn’t have it all his own way, when Hansen upset him in the semi-final of the Super X Eliminator, going on to beat compatriot Brayton in the final with Reed taking 3rd over local rival Reardon. It was a tough first round for Jay Marmont who couldn’t crack the podium in either race and had to be content with two top five finishes. 

Happy to return home a winner, Reed praised the supportive Newcastle crowd: 

"First and foremost I want to thank all of the Newcastle fans for coming tonight. It has been a long term plan to have a race here and after three years it has finally happened. I felt right at home racing out there tonight and it feels great to get the win. 2010 has been a tough year for me, but I had a blast riding tonight. 

In the Lites Class it was PJ Larsen who emerged from round one of the series a winner, taking it out on board his KTM, ahead of Suzuki rider Matt Moss, with Ryan Marmont settling for third. Dylan Long claimed maximum points in the Development Series opening round ahead of Jacob Wright, with Luke Clout rounding out the podium in Newcastle.

Results courtesy of

OPEN Top Ten Results – Round 1

1.     Chad REED - TeamVodafone: 50

2.     Josh HANSEN - Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki: 42

3.     Justin BRAYTON – Muscle Milk / Toyota JGRMX: 38

4.     Daniel REARDON - Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor Racing:38

5.     Jay MARMONT - CDR Rockstar Yamaha: 34

6.     Tye SIMMONDS - JDR Motorex KTM: 27

7.     Todd WATERS – Cougar Bourbon Thor Honda:27

8.     Daniel McCOY - Coastal KTM Motorex Team:27

9.     Jake MOSS - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki:27

10.  Craig ANDERSON - Berry Sweet / Pro Grip / Talon / RHK / Forma: 


LITES Top Ten Results – Round 1

1.     P J LARSEN - JDR Motorex KTM: 25

2.     Matt MOSS - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 22

3.     Ryan MARMONT - JDR Motorex KTM: 20

4.     Kade MOSIG – Cougar Bourbon Honda Thor: 18 

5.     Lawson BOPPING - Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki: 16

6.     Cody MACKIE - Kawasaki Racing Team Cool Air Conditioning:15

7.     Harley QUINLAN – Yamaha: 14

8.     Luke GEORGE – Monster Energy Kawasaki:12

9.     Luke STYKE - AXO / Oakley / Shark / Galvin Construction: 11

10.  Kirk GIBBS - Serco Yamaha


Michelin Development Series – Round 1

1.     Dylan LONG - KTM / Thor / Motorex / Michelin / One Industries: 25

2.     Jacob WRIGHT - Honda Jnr Development Team: 22

3.     Luke CLOUT - SS Racing / MX Rad / Pirelli / Fox / Link / Rockstar:20

4.     Jake EMANUELLI - Doyle & Shields Yamaha Bairnsdale / Fox: 18

5.     Blake BLACKWELL (NSW) / Blackwell Bros Earthmoving / Demolition/Building:16

6.     Corey JAMES - Helmet Warehouse / Trevor Jordan M-c / Kawasaki: 15

7.     Kurt WATERMAN - Spot On Racing / Bell / Troy Lee Designs / Dragon: 14

8.     Meghan RUTLEDGE - Moss Institute / Southern Highlands M-c: 12

9.     Tristen CACHIA - Loosekid / Rockstar / ABS Motorcycles / Scott / CTI: 11

10.  Joel WIGHTMAN