FIM World Supercross Championship
QUEENSLAND, Australia, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/
Continuing its promise to bring Supercross Global to fans around the world, SX Global is confirming WSX Championship rounds for Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Canada and Southeast Asia.
Following two hugely successful pilot events in 2022, with over 85,000 fans enjoying world-class Supercross action in Cardiff, Wales and Melbourne, Australia, SX Global today added six events for the 2023 FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) declare. The 2023 schedule will expand the championship’s global footprint with FIM-backed championship rounds in France, Germany and Canada, while also returning to Australia and the United Kingdom. The championship will also expand to South East Asia, with the exact location to be announced in the near future.
“It is incredibly gratifying to see our vision for a truly global supercross championship continue to come to fruition. While our goals are ambitious, it is clearly about bringing Supercross to a global audience through a truly international calendar of events, visiting various venues that have an established and enthusiastic fanbase, and visiting new territories where supercross is growing and thriving,” said Adam Bailey, managing director of SX Global. “We believe the 2023 timeline delivers on those promises, but this is just the beginning. We have enormous room for growth in regions around the world that are directly driving this incredible performance. We are at the beginning of our long term plan for WSX.”
Antonio Alia Portella, Director of FIM Motocross Commissioning, commented: “After a successful start to the 2022 season, SX Global is taking the FIM WSX Championship to new lands. World Supercross is entering a new era, where the series expands countries and venues around the world, much to the delight of countless fans. And this is just the beginning. We are confident that many more countries will take part in the championship in the near future.”
WSX will bring its pioneering Supercross experience back to the UK at Villa Park, Birmingham for the opening round on 1 July. The championship will cross to France for the second round on 22 July at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon-Dessin. The series moves to Southeast Asia on 30 September before continuing on 14 October at the Merkur-Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf. On October 28, WSX will take place at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada, and again the series will conclude on November 24 and 25 in Melbourne, Australia.
“Our pilot season was designed to test what is possible and to prove that the sport of Supercross has strong demand from fans in previously under-served countries around the world,” Bailey said. The response and attendance at the events in Cardiff and Melbourne confirmed that we were spot on and now we are being driven by the strong momentum and interest from cities, organisers, broadcasters and sponsors wanting to participate in the new World Cup, we are committed to creating this incredible sport. Looking forward to continuing to bring fans around the world.
Information on the FIM World Supercross Championship The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) is the latest international motor racing championship and entertainment. WSX brings the world’s best Supercross athletes to famous cities and stadiums around the world and promises to give millions of Supercross fans the opportunity to watch and be a part of the world championships. The WSX format will introduce millions of new fans to a unique combination of championship racing, live music and entertainment for all ages and backgrounds. Historically, the FIM World Supercross Championship has been geographically tied to the United States, but this unprecedented venture by series commercial rights holders, SX Global, promises to make Supercross a truly global motorsport for the first time in history.
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