Reed to Team Vodafone for Australian Super X

Kit Palmer | October 12, 2010

V8 Supercar outfit Team Vodafone has announced it is backing multiple World Supercross and Australian Super X Champion Chad Reed in the Super X opener this weekend in Newcastle, Australia.Reed is a long-time supporter of the team and has been a guest in the garage at a number of events. Reed has won back to back Super X titles in Australia, as well as being a multi-time AMA champion.Returning home for the Super X opener this week, Reed will unveil a unique livery for his 450cc race machine at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre forecourt.

The livery borrows from the unique look of TeamVodafone’s Holden Commodore racecars and will stand out on track when Reed races in front of his home Newcastle Super X crowd for the first time. In addition, Reed’s riding gear has been custom-made to reflect the suits donned by drivers.Reed will race under the TeamVodafone banner for the remainder of the year, and get the opportunity to further his passion for four wheels with tests aboard the team’s Holden Commodore. The last time he was behind the wheel of a TeamVodafone racecar was when the H-pattern gearbox was mandatory, and he is looking forward to the challenge of mastering the sequential shifter.


Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.