Andy Reid is still without a ride for the 2017 season, but he is waiting for the ‘best deal’, and is confident that he will get a strong ride with a good team soon.
The tattoo artist was a title contender in the Dickies British Supersport championship in 2015 and 2016, until a nasty injury at Oulton Park last year meant that his aim of winning the Supersport class was shattered.
Reid has had interest from other teams, but they were not the right deals for him. The youngster is in serious discussions with teams and is still making plans to be on a grid somewhere soon in 2017. Oulton Park is a bit of a voodoo track for Reid as last year whilst riding for the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team he crashed and broke his wrist on the last corner.
In 2015 the Northern Irishman broke his wrist again, in the same spot, but whilst riding for Keith Flint’s Team Traction Control outfit. Now Reid is back to full fitness and rearing to go once again.
“It has been a bit of a difficult one. In the off season there was a few deals that have come on the table and they were not the right deals for me. We have been at the front and title contenders, but sometimes it is not as it seems,” said Reid, speaking to Bikesportnews.com at the track.
“It is a case of working hard and looking for the right deal and two years in a row breaking my wrist in the same corner at Oulton two years in a row - regardless of my ability that is going to put some people off.
“I have been working really hard with my sponsors and still working at getting the best ride possible. I would love to be in Supersport I feel I have unfinished business there. I need to think what is best for me and my career.
“We are in discussions at the minute and there are nice things popping up here and there and we have to bide our time and wait for it and patience is a virtue. There is no point jumping at something that is not going to be the best.
“At this point at the side of the track I am not being judged. If I jump on a bike I haven’t rode or haven’t tested I just wouldn’t be able to show my full potential on track. We are working hard and remaining positive and we have got a few things on the table and we are looking to be out pretty damn soon.”