MOTOCROSS: Daniel Reardon Motocross of Nations preview

REARDON PUMPED FOR MX OF NATIONS Australian Motocross of Nations rider Daniel Reardon is chomping at the bit to get out and represent his country when the 2006 event begins in Winchester on Saturday (GMT). Reardon comes to the event in super...

REARDON PUMPED FOR MX OF NATIONS

Australian Motocross of Nations rider Daniel Reardon is chomping at the bit to get out and represent his country when the 2006 event begins in Winchester on Saturday (GMT).

Reardon comes to the event in super form, having claimed second in the Australian Motocross Championship this year, and currently sitting in second place in the Supercross standings.

The exciting Aussie prospect is looking forward to representing his country, is counting down the hours before he gets to take to the track on his bike to do what he loves doing best.

"I am excited to be here and just to be able to ride in the best race in the world you know," Reardon confessed as he prepared to walk around the Matterley Basin track.

"I can't wait to get out onto the track and on the course.

"It's so good to you know be able to venture out of the country (and) it is definitely a bit of a different atmosphere over here but it is definitely a good one."

Reardon is considered to be one of Australia's hottest young prospects, and the Kawasaki rider is just biding his time as his career continues to blossom.

"I've been trying hard and I will just wait for the day that the doors decide to open up for me," he said.

"There are a lot of good Australian riders, and I'd like to think of myself as one of them, so as you said I am an up-and-comer and I am sure it is only going to get better from here.

"Slowly things are starting to happen, and I am sure that in the future it is going to work out unreal."

His form in Australia has been beyond what he expected to produce this year, but Reardon is confident that he can quickly take the next step in 2007 and continue to improve as a rider.

"I finished second (in the Australian Motocross Championship) and that was good -- I never thought that I was going to finish there at the start of the year.

"I always wanted to be up there, but there was always just a little bit of doubt in my mind.

"It has been an awesome year, and the guys from Kawasaki have backed me 100 percent so I am already looking forward to next year and things are really going to happen."

And the final word on how he is feeling with a day to go before practising on the circuit?

"I am nervous, but I'm nervous every time I race. I reckon it's good -- and I'm not really overly nervous because I am not sure of exactly what to expect.

"I am just going to go out there, and ride like I normally ride and just do the best that I can possibly do."

-credit: www.ma.org.au

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