In the lead up to the opening round of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Gina Cleaver who will be following the Australian riders progress throughout the championship for Fullnoise.com.au. along with keeping us up to date with all the action during the season, headed to the pre-season rider press conference.
Read below as Gina catches up with the biggest name in Australian SX, Chad Reed during the Anaheim 1 press day to get his personal thoughts of where he is at heading into the 2013 season and also gets his thoughts on the Australian riders who are racing in the U.S and also those who are not!
Fullnoise: You're here ready to chase the SX 2013 Championship, Last season ended prematurely due to Injury sustained at Dallas Supercross Rd 7, How confident are you feeling heading into A1?
Reed: Yeah I feel good, that injury is 10 to almost 11months old now, I've pretty much come full circle now, no excuses , it's time to not be hurt.
We drop the gate 2 nights from tonight and I feel like I'm ready where at Monster Energy Cup I really struggled and didn't feel great at all.
In saying that racing back home in Oz really helped me a lot, the last few months has been a lot of fun.
Going home, spending time with Family and getting back up to speed, Since that I've felt really good and confident.
Fullnoise: Aside from racing Terex Supercross in Australia how else have you mentally prepared yourself for the 2013 Monster Energy AMA 17 round series?
Reed: We worked on the team, tweaked a few things, moved some personnel around different divisions in the race team which I think makes us stronger and makes people more confident within the team, basically I think for us find a happy place, my happy place is near, its always a good thing to feel that coming into the first race.
Fullnoise: Do you have a game plan for the series and what anticipations do you have??
Reed: I anticipate it to be a 17 race series, you're going to have to be there every weekend,As I say be in it to win it.
For me new guys come and go all the time. I was one of them & you never know what you're going to get as far as the season goes. It takes being there every round, sacrificing some race wins for people who try to be on the foot of you and being fast on bad weekends.
I am just going to try to do my thing and hopefully end up in Vegas with a shot at the title.