Photo Credit: Frank Hoppen

Photo Credit: Frank Hoppen

It’s official, will pursue the 2014 Monster Energy title while riding for his own team, .

Reed, a multi-time supercross and champion, ended months of speculation when he released several tweets Friday night regarding his future plans.

 

 

It was rumored that Reed would join RCH Racing, a team led by Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart. The switch would have placed Reed back on a Suzuki for the first time since 2009 – a season in which he won three races and battled with rival James Stewart for the title, ultimately falling short by a mere four points.

Reed admitted that he was tempted by the package offered by RCH, but decided to pass on the opportunity.

How has the Australian rider fared since becoming a rider and team owner?

Reed’s first season with TwoTwo Motorsports in 2011 saw him score 11 podium finishes, including two wins. Unfortunately, he was unable surpass Ryan Villopoto and would lose the championship by four points.

In 2012, Reed scored a podium finish in five of the first six races and sat second in the championship, but would see his season come to an abrupt end at round seven of the championship in Dallas, Texas. While battling with Villopoto for the lead, Reed crashed and suffered numerous injuries, including a torn ACL which would need surgery.

After a long hiatus, Reed returned to competition in 2013 but only landed on the podium twice, resulting in a fifth place finish in the championship standings.

Although Reed’s journey has been filled with ups and downs, he believes keeping Two Two Motorsports alive is the right move for his career and family.

Regardless, Reed will continue to have the respect and admiration from fellow competitors due to his unwavering love and passion for the sport.