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Chad Reed off to a flying start at V8 Supercar evaluation

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Former World and AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed made the first moves in pursuing his four-wheeled passion, attending an officially-sanctioned Driver Evaluation Day with leading Ford V8 Supercar outfit TeamVodafone at Queensland Raceway on Monday, a fully-fledged introduction to the competitive ranks of the rapidly-expanding Australian touring car category.
Chad Reed at the wheel
V8 Supercars have always been a serious interest of Aussie born and bred Reed, and he jumped at the rare opportunity to join the nation‰Ûªs leading team and 2006 Bathurst 1000 winners, jetting back from his Florida home solely for Monday's test. Many internationals have climbed boldly aboard a V8 Supercar, only to emerge red-faced ‰ÛÒ the skill and strength required to lap competitively and consistently is hugely underestimated, a fact that never escaped the personable 24-year-old. ‰ÛÏI knew it would be tough but to be honest I was disappointed with my first session, I really struggled to make any progress and found it tough to reach the accelerator and brakes at the same time,‰Û

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