First 13 Athletes Confirmed for the International Sequence’ Six Occasions in 2023
AUSTRALIA (April 6, 2023) – The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) continues to construct momentum because it heads into the 2023 season, with a roster of world-class riders already signed and targeted on claiming the Championship title.
Having skilled the unimaginable degree of competitors the brand new World Supercross Championship provides, 11 riders who competed within the 450cc (WSX) and 250cc (SX2) lessons in 2022 have already confirmed their return, together with some new names.
SX International CEO Adam Bailey mentioned after the success of the 2022 season, the FIM World Supercross Championship is constant to realize momentum and appeal to the sports activities elite athletes.
“The 2023 season is de facto beginning to take form, and I’m thrilled to see groups start to announce their rider roster, which incorporates returning riders in addition to some new racers who will line up at first gates in July,” mentioned Bailey. “That is only the start. There’s a large quantity of labor and negotiations that I’m conscious of between groups, producers, and championship contenders taking place as we converse. It’s an extremely thrilling time.”
“We can have many extra thrilling bulletins about riders, the Championship and our expanded broadcast partnerships coming quickly,” Bailey continued.
American sensation Joey Savatgy, with Rick Ware Racing, has unfinished enterprise and is decided to assert the rostrum’s prime step after ending runner-up to Ken Roczen within the WSX class in 2022.
New to WSX in 2023 is former AMA 250cc Champion Justin Hill, competing for the BUD Racing Kawasaki group and in career-best kind. Becoming a member of Hill at BUD Racing is the favored Frenchman Cédric Soubeyras.
Fellow French countrymen Thomas Ramette and Greg Aranda be part of Staff GSM and between them, deliver a mess of European Motocross and Supercross Championship wins.
AMA Professional 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 additionally confirmed to compete within the premier class once more.
9-time Australian Motocross and Supercross Champion Matt Moss will likely be trying to proceed his return to peak kind as he steps as much as the WSX class in 2023 with MDK Motorsports.
2022 SX2 class World Supercross Champion Shane McElrath will likely be out to show he’s nonetheless a dominant power in his class, along with his sights firmly set on going back-to-back and defending his World Title with Rick Ware Racing.
Hoping to place a cease to his Championship reign, nevertheless, would be the in-form 2022 runner-up Max Anstie (Firepower Honda), six-time French Champion Max Desprey (Staff GSM) and upcoming expertise Dilan Schwartz (Pipes Motorsport), who all return to the World Supercross fold within the SX2 class.
Tickets for the 2023 FIM World Supercross Championship season are on sale now. Go to the WSX Championship web site to search out out extra.
The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) is a world Championship led by SX International in Australia. The World Supercross Championship was based within the USA earlier than the world governing physique for motorbike sport, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), awarded SX International the unique organisational and business rights to stage and promote the World Supercross Championship from 2022 onwards.
Final yr, the WSX pilot season was launched at Principality Stadium in Cardiff to over 35,000 followers earlier than it headed down underneath, the place 50,000 followers witnessed the finale throughout two nights at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The 2022 Championship noticed Ken Roczen from Germany win the WSX class, and Shane McElrath from the USA win the SX2 class.
WSX provides the most important prize cash in World Supercross Championship historical past, with US$250,000 to be received at every spherical throughout the 2 racing lessons – WSX (450cc) and SX2 (250cc). Below its unbiased group franchise mannequin, the Championship additionally options unprecedented monetary assist for groups and riders. WSX offers an elevated expertise for followers via distinctive race codecs, broadcast improvements, and in-stadium leisure appropriate for folks and households 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 Area, Dusseldorf October 14
Canadian GP BC Place, Vancouver October 28
Australian GP Marvel Stadium, Melbourne November 24-25