Much like Dungey, little change will come to Reed's personal racing program and it's why he is also one of the preseason favorites. However, the Aussie will experience a major change in regards to the operation of his Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports effort, welcoming a second rider for the first time since starting the team in 2011. It's been Reed's long-term goal to hire a rider and veteran Josh Grant was the right fit. He's a former winner in Monster Energy Supercross and should provide a nice complement to Reed, who continues in the twilight of his career. Seemingly a perennial underdog each season, Reed and his team has consistently notched big achievements despite not having all the resources of their factory-backed competitors, with Reed scoring a pair of wins over the course of three weeks before suffering a season-ending injury a year ago. With the title sitting vacant, Reed is healthy and more motivated than ever to prove he's still one of the fastest riders on the planet, and he'll be able to rely on the support of a teammate this time around.