Originally from Australia, Dan Reardon completed his first-ever American Supercross season with Geico Motorsports Honda. He rounded out his SX season in seventh place, and although Reardon struggled in the opening round of the AMA Toyota Motocross Nationals, Reardon is confident, yet uncertain as to what he should expect in his first year of American racing. We caught up with the friendly Aussie shortly after practice at Glen Helen to get his thoughts on the weekend thus far.
How was your first ever-American Supercross series?
It was hard to know what to expect, you know? Now that I’ve got my feet wet, I understand what I need to do in order to be at the top. Don’t worry; I am working hard each day to accomplish my goals. I know it’s a slow process, and I wish it could happen over night, but that’s not how things go.
Are you excited to start a new season?
For sure! That track is good.
What do you think of Glen Helen? Do you have any tracks like this back home?
The longest track that we have at home is under two minutes. Being able to ride a track like Glen Helen (that is a minute longer) is pretty cool. Time goes by fast when you’re out there, and I hear Glen Helen is a great race so I am looking forward to everything.
What kind of training do you do to prepare yourself for a 30 minute plus two lap moto?
Ride for 40 minutes. We did a lot of testing, and at the time a couple of the guys on our team were injured so I did kind of did testing for everybody. I was getting plenty of seat time, and I am happy with the setup we have.
Since you had to do so much testing, was there anything slightly random you needed to test?
Since I’ve step foot in America I have tested some weird/random things. But, the bike is working great, and I am pumped to be on a team like this.
What are your expectations for the outdoors?
I think I am capable of finishing inside the top-five overall. Again, it’s hard to say because this is my first time racing American motocross. I am going to give it my all; I’m not somebody who will lie over and give up. As long as I know I gave it my best shot then I can’t ask for anything else.