Reed To Form His Own Team
Ending weeks of speculation, Chad Reed is believed to be announcing the formation of his own team for an assault on the 2011 AMA Supercross series.It was reported in an Australian newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, that he has decided to ride a Honda during the upcoming season, armed with aftermarket parts of his choosing and bankrolled by Reed himself.”I’m over dealing with all the teams and the rules and I want to do it my way,” Reed said in the article. “I want to do it the Aussie way. This will be my team 100 percent, but a lot of my friends and teams I worked with back in Australia in my younger days will be involved in this race team. So it will be Australian products and companies.”The story implies that Reed is upset by the fact that some manufacturers have written him off after he was forced to quit season 2010 when he was diagnosed with the debilitating Epstein-Barr virus.”The way the economy is going the manufacturers aren’t selling the bikes they used to and to end up on these teams they are paying you less and less,” Reed said.