Following the recent announcement of the British Grand Prix that will mark the first round of the 2022 FIM Supercross World Championship pilot season, the FIM, the promoter SX Global and the Australian Motorcycling Federation are pleased to reveal round two.
The second stop of the series will be held in Melbourne on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October 2022 following on from round one that will take place on Saturday 8 October 2022 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Today, Melbourne has been announced as the exclusive Australian city to secure the rights to host a round of the FIM Supercross World Championship in 2022, 2023 and 2024.
This year, the WSX Australian Grand Prix, will transform Marvel Stadium into the ultimate dirt battlefield for two days of intense competition racing between 10 teams and 40 of the best riders from across the globe.
Supporting the World Championship action, Australia’s best domestic competitors will contest the opening round of the FOX Australian Supercross Championship, on Friday night. The best Australian riders will not only compete for the domestic championship honours, they will also have the opportunity for the first time to compete on the world stage in the WSX Championship racing on Saturday night as a Wildcard.
Over two massive nights, the World Supercross Australian Grand Prix will offer fans world-class action with intense racing, epic freestyle stunts and a supercharged level of entertainment featuring various live performances.
FIM President Jorge Viegas stated: "Thanks to the passion and experience of Tony's Cochrane and his team, the FIM World Supercross Championship is now gradually expanding to new countries and reaching supercross fans around the world. The Supercross package including live music, freestyle motocross stunts, pyrotechnics will provide an entertaining programme for spectators whether they are die-hard fans or new to the sport.”
SX Global’s President, Tony Cochrane, said “SX Global is thrilled that Melbourne has secured a round of the prestigious championship for the people of Victoria and Australasian fans for the next 3 years until 2024. The future of supercross is on a global stage and for Melbourne to host a round the championship adds to its impressive portfolio of major sporting events. We extend our gratitude to The Hon Minister Dimopoulos and the Visit Victoria team for recognising the vast potential and working with us to bring it to life. With Australia’s loyal and passionate Supercross fanbase, the exclusive WSX Australian Grand Prix will not only attract fans to Marvel Stadium from every corner of our country, but the globe, all eager to watch the best riders battle it out for FIM World Supercross Championship glory. It’s also an opportunity to showcase what Melbourne has to offer, to our ever-growing international supercross audience across North America, Europe and Asia”
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FIM and SX Global Communications