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Chad Reed's endless need for speed

Chad Reed will swap two wheels for four next week.

While the two-time world and American supercross champion is in Brisbane next week for the seventh round of the Australian SuperX series he will take the opportunity to test a Toyota rally car.

It is not the first time Australia's richest motorsport identity has tried his hand at four wheels.

He also tested with the Brisbane-based Triple 8 V8 Supercar team at Queensland Raceway last year.

Next Thursday, the 26-year-old rider will step into the seat of the Team TRD Rally S2000 Corolla of Neal Bates and Coral Taylor at the Queensland Raceway Rally Track.

In his first official venture with Toyota, Reed will climb aboard the Australian Rally Championship winning car with navigator Coral Taylor for his first rally test.

"I'm incredibly excited to be teaming up with such a renowned manufacturer in motorsport," he said.

Reed has won every race in the Australian SuperX series and is expected to continue his hot form tonight at the sixth round in Townsville.

Earlier this year when he launched the series in Sydney he said he wanted to continue racing supercross and motocross until he was 30, then look to transfer to four wheels.

"I don't think you need a background in cars ... the biggest thing is you know how to race," he said.

"I have some opportunities to do some NASCAR stuff as well.

"But I don't know if I'd just like to go round in circles.

"I'd love to race at Bathurst. Bathurst would be cool."

Motorcycle racers have a history of transferring to four wheels at the end of their bike careers.

Former world GP champion Wayne Gardner, of Wollongong, drove in V8 Supercars and was quite successful in Japanese GT car racing.

Retiring World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss of Taree, NSW, has also expressed a wish to race cars and six-times world champion Valentino Rossi, of Italy, has competed in several rallies and tested a Formula One car.