AFTER parting ways with the Motoconcepts Yamaha Team Dan Reardon has signed a deal to race the AMA Nationals for the Valli Motorsports Squad aboard a YZ 450F while at the time of writing fellow Aussie Michael Byrne was close to inking a deal to join Reardon.
After buying his own Kawasakis to do the AMA Supercross Series, Byrne was signed to fill in for the injured Josh Grant with the JGR Yamaha Team from round two on but the deal ended at the end of the Supercross series. "Hopefully, I'm getting better with age," said Byrne when asked about his future in the sport. "I felt like my last two years of Nationals have been the strongest of my career, so while I definitely was not happy with the way supercross went this year, it's not where I should've been, but a little preparation coming in would've been nice!"
"Hopefully for the nationals everything will work out with Valli Motorsports and instead of finishing 18th at the first round and being on the podium at the last one, I can be up there at the start and get some good points and then try and build on it."
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