Yamaha has announced, as expected, the introduction of Chad Reed as a its key signing for their factory Supercross team, which is officially named Monster Energy/360fly/Chaparral/ Yamaha Factory Racing.
With his signature #22 number plate emblazoned on his 2016 Yamaha YZ450F, legendary Supercross rider Chad Reed will, once again, race for the Yamaha factory Supercross team, beginning this Saturday, January 9, as the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season gets underway at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA.
The team’s corporate partners include Monster Energy; 360fly, Inc.; Chaparral Motorsports; and Valli Construction, Inc.
Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., commented, “All of us at Yamaha are proud to re-introduce our factory Supercross team. We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Monster Energy in road racing, and we’re thrilled to be able to expand our successful partnership to now include Supercross. We also welcome back old friends Chaparral Motorsports and Valli Construction, and we welcome new partner 360fly. Of course, we’re also very excited to have Chad Reed back with us again as one of our Yamaha bLU cRU riders.”
“There’s no place like home right?” said Reed. “With Yamaha and the whole crew here, it definitely feels that way. I have amazing history with the Yamaha bLU cRU, but really, it’s about looking forward and what we can continue to build together that motivates and excites me the most. I’m thankful for all my sponsors, especially Yamaha, Monster Energy, 360fly, Chaparral Motorsports, and Valli Construction for bringing back the Yamaha factory Supercross team for 2016! It’s something special for 22, and for all Yamaha bLU cRU fans! One thing that hasn’t faded with age is my passion for racing and being on the gate with the best riders in the world. I’ve never felt more determined and excited to be a part of it.”