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It’s Thursday and also we still had not heard a main verification on Chad Reed’s status for this weekend’s Monster Energy Cup, so our guy Scott Wallenberg determined to check out the Yamaha booth at the AIMExpo in Orlando to see if anything was brewing. And also he obtained an answer: Chad’s in! Yamaha’s Bob Star revealed us the text from Chad validating he was in for the occasion, and yes, he’ll be racing a Yamaha.

This does not verify the much-rumored return of a full manufacturing facility Yamaha team in 2016 with Reed as the lead cyclist– that news will need to wait. But a minimum of Chad’s auto racing on Saturday, back in familiar shades.

We’ll see how it goes and what else creates.

Yamaha has actually released even more details on Chad’s offer for the weekend break:

Cypress, CA – Legendary Supercross cyclist Chad Reed will certainly race a Discount rate Tire/Monster Energy-sponsored Yamaha YZ450F at the 2015 Beast Energy Mug, which takes place this Saturday at Sam Boyd Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The statement was made today by Yamaha Electric motor Company, U.S.A.

” Chad and I chatted a few times during the summer, and he revealed interest in riding a Yamaha YZ450F,” commented Keith McCarty, Motorsports Competing Department Supervisor for Yamaha Electric Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “While he was rehabbing from injuries endured previously in the 2015 AMA Supercross period, he wanted to try out a Yamaha. So, we obtained him a YZ450F to educate on, and also he actually suched as the bike. He felt that he could be affordable with it. Well, one point resulted in an additional, as well as he determined that he wanted to give it a go on the Yamaha at the Beast Energy Mug.”

” I’m really thrilled to take this journey down memory lane with Yamaha,” Chad claimed. “It’s terrific to be functioning again with a group of individuals that I had so much success with years back. I’m looking forward to this weekend, as well as this unique possibility to race a Yamaha at the Monster Energy Cup.”

Chad’s one-off flight is sponsored by his veteran companions Price cut Tire as well as Beast Energy, as well as he’ll run his trademark “22” competitors number on his bike. He’ll be matched under the Yamaha carrier cover together with the Yamaha bLU cRU amateur bikers who will certainly be contending this weekend.

” Just what an unique reward it’ll be for those Yamaha bLU cRU cyclists, to be matched under the exact same cover as Chad Reed,” McCarty added. “This is a terrific opportunity for them, for all the Chad Reed followers, as well as for us at Yamaha.”