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Reed second after intense San Diego battle

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Monday 13th February, 2012 - 1:01pm

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TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed has finished second at Round 6 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

The Australian, who led his heat race from start to finish didn’t get a great start in the ‘Main Event’ but charged through the field and into second place on Lap 3 of the 20-lap contest.

As the race unfolded, Reed began to close in on race leader Ryan Villopoto and after a bar-to-bar battle with his rival, he moved into lead on Lap 18.

An aggressive Villopoto block pass saw Reed relinquish the lead on the final lap, the Honda rider happy to take second place after a solid 20-lap duel.

“I am really happy that I rode 20 solid laps tonight,” Reed said.

“Ryan (Villopoto) started to gap me on laps 9 – 11 and I found myself being lazy in the turns.

“He races for it on every inch of the racetrack so I said to myself quit being lazy and get out there and fight for this thing,” he continued.

“I was able to get back on him and make a pass but he was real aggressive and made a pass back. I have to be a little more aggressive and make things happen

“The changes that we have made through these West Coast events have been good. I am excited to be heading back to Florida with a good solid 20 lap race under my belt,” Reed added.

Reed will now return to his Florida base and prepare for Round 7 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, the first of the East Coast events, at Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium on Saturday February 18.

 

RESULTS: San Diego

Pos Name Origin Bike
1 Ryan Villopoto Poulsbo : Washington Kawasaki
2 Chad Reed Kurri Kurri : New South Wales Honda
3 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine : Minnesota KTM
4 Brett Metcalfe Mannum : South Australia Suzuki
5 Joshua Hansen Elbert  : Colorado Kawasaki
6 Justin Brayton Murrieta : California Honda
7 Davi Millsaps Murrieta : California Yamaha
8 Kyle Chisholm Valrico : Florida Kawasaki
9 Mike Allesi Hilliard : California Suzuki
10 Nick Wey DeWitt : Michigan Suzuki

 

Supercross Class Season Standings after Round 6 of 17

Pos Name Origin Bike Points
1 Ryan Villopoto Poulsbo : Washington Kawasaki 133
2 Chad Reed Kurri Kurri : New South Wales Honda 127
3 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine : Minnesota KTM 123
4 James Stewart Haines City : Florida Yamaha 101
5 Kevin Windham Centreville : Mississippi Honda 78
6 Brett Metcalfe Mannum : South Australia Suzuki 75
7 Jake Weimer Wildomar : Idaho Kawasaki 72
8 Davi Millsaps Murrieta : California Yamaha 70
9 Justin Brayton Murrieta : California Honda 68
10 Joshua Hansen Elbert : Colorado Kawasaki 64

 

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