WORLD SUPERCROSS BEGINS REVEALING RIDERS

The following is a press release from the FIM World Supercross Championship

AUSTRALIA (April 6, 2023) – The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) continues to build momentum as it heads into the 2023 season, with a roster of world-class riders already signed and focused on claiming the Championship title. Having experienced the incredible level of competition the new World Supercross Championship offers, 11 riders who competed in the 450cc (WSX) and 250cc (SX2) classes in 2022 have already confirmed their return, along with some new names. SX Global CEO Adam Bailey said after the success of the 2022 season, the FIM World Supercross Championship is continuing to gain momentum and attract the sports elite athletes.

“The 2023 season is really starting to take shape, and I’m thrilled to see teams begin to announce their rider roster, which includes returning riders as well as some new racers who will line up at the start gates in July,” said Bailey. “This is just the beginning. There is a huge amount of work and negotiations that I’m aware of between teams, manufacturers, and championship contenders happening as we speak. It’s an incredibly exciting time.”

“We will have many more exciting announcements about riders, the Championship and our expanded broadcast partnerships coming soon,” Bailey continued.

American sensation Joey Savatgy, with Rick Ware Racing, has unfinished business and is determined to claim the podium’s top step after finishing runner-up to Ken Roczen in the WSX class in 2022.

New to WSX in 2023 is former AMA 250cc Champion Justin Hill, competing for the BUD Racing Kawasaki team and in career-best form. Joining Hill at BUD Racing is the popular Frenchman Cédric Soubeyras.

Fellow French countrymen Thomas Ramette and Greg Aranda join Team GSM and between them, bring a multitude of European Motocross and Supercross Championship wins.

AMA Pro Motorcross and Supercross Champion Dean Wilson (Firepower Honda), Former World Motocross Champion Jordi Tixier (Honda NILS) and long-time Supercross racer Kyle Chisholm (Pipes Motorsport) are also confirmed to compete in the premier class again.

Nine-time Australian Motocross and Supercross Champion Matt Moss will be looking to continue his return to peak form as he steps up to the WSX class in 2023 with MDK Motorsports. 2022 SX2 class World Supercross Champion Shane McElrath will be out to prove he is still a dominant force in his class, with his sights firmly set on going back-to-back and defending his World Title with Rick Ware Racing. Hoping to put a stop to his Championship reign, however, will be the in-form 2022 runner-up Max Anstie (Firepower Honda), six-time French Champion Max Desprey (Team GSM) and upcoming talent Dilan Schwartz (Pipes Motorsport), who all return to the World Supercross fold in the SX2 class.

Tickets for the 2023 FIM World Supercross Championship season are on sale now. Visit the WSX Championship website to find out more.

 

About WSX

The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) is an international Championship led by SX Global in Australia. The World Supercross Championship was primarily based in the USA before the world governing body for motorcycle sport, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), awarded SX Global the exclusive organisational and commercial rights to stage and promote the World Supercross Championship from 2022 onwards.

Last year, the WSX pilot season was launched at Principality Stadium in Cardiff to over 35,000 fans before it headed down under, where 50,000 fans witnessed the finale across two nights at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The 2022 Championship saw Ken Roczen from Germany win the WSX class, and Shane McElrath from the USA win the SX2 class.

WSX offers the biggest prize money in World Supercross Championship history, with US$250,000 to be won at each round across the two racing classes – WSX (450cc) and SX2 (250cc). Under its independent team franchise model, the Championship also features unprecedented financial support for teams and riders. WSX provides an elevated experience for fans through unique race formats, broadcast innovations, and in-stadium entertainment suitable for people and families of all ages.

 

2023 World Supercross Championship Calendar

British GP Villa Park, Birmingham July 1

French GP Groupama Stadium Lyon-Décines, July 22

Asian GP Southeast Asia September 30

German GP Merkur Spiel Arena, Dusseldorf October 14

Canadian GP BC Place, Vancouver October 28

Australian GP Marvel Stadium, Melbourne November 24-25

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