France to host its first FIM World Supercross Championship Grand Prix

France to host its first FIM World Supercross Championship Grand Prix

France will host its first ever World Supercross Championship (WSX) Grand Prix this yr, with the second spherical of the 2023 championship set to remodel Lyon’s Groupama Stadium into a mud bike battleground on Saturday 22 July. And followers can register now for pre-sale to achieve early entry to tickets.

Obtain the French GP promo video right here.

Two of the ten groups collaborating within the 2023 season are French (BUD Racing and Staff GSM), and WSX has attracted a number of French riders, together with Cédric Soubeyras, Thomas Ramette, Jordi Tixier and extra.

BUD Racing’s Soubeyras – returning to the 450 class in 2023 – is thrilled to be racing a world championship spherical in his residence nation.

“I’m so glad to be racing in France,” Soubeyras stated. “It’s factor WSX involves France proper now. We’re a robust nation in supercross and motocross. Racing goes to be more durable than the pilot season as a result of riders know WSX is the actual deal. We race large stadiums, large tracks, good groups, and with good prize cash, and I’m certain many champions need to be a part of the occasion.

“I can’t wait to be again on my BUD Racing machine and prepare for the races. All my mates are solely speaking about this race in the mean time.”

BUD Racing group principal, Stephane Dassé, stated, “France is a crucial nation for motocross and supercross; the followers are actually passionate. It’s superb that WSX involves France as a result of the perfect  European supercross riders primarily come from France. Using within the Lyon Groupama Stadium is de facto big; these are the stadiums you see on TV for soccer, and having WSX right here is unbelievable and thrilling. 

“After ending third within the 250cc World Supercross Championship final yr, we may have a group even stronger this yr that may actually struggle on the entrance in each courses.”

After two profitable pilot occasions in 2022 that noticed packed homes in Cardiff, Wales, and Melbourne, Australia, handled to unbelievable supercross motion from a number of the sport’s largest names, WSX now expands its mission to raise supercross into a very world sport with six Grand Prix occasions throughout 4 continents in 2023.

Each spherical can even be broadcast to thousands and thousands of viewers worldwide on worldwide tv channels and streamed by way of the WSX.TV platform.

The championship gives the largest prize cash in supercross historical past, with US$250,000 up for grabs, which has attracted 10 groups and 40 of the world’s prime riders to vie for World Championship glory throughout two classes: the WSX 450cc class and the SX2 250cc class.

SX World CEO Adam Bailey is excited that French followers will now have the chance to observe their supercross heroes race for a world title on residence soil.

“Our imaginative and prescient for WSX is to raise the game of supercross globally, and we’re excited to carry the World Championship to France for the primary time,” stated Bailey. “With the world championship primarily based nearly solely within the USA till 2022, French followers and different followers world wide haven’t been in a position to witness world championship supercross of their nation. It was important for us to determine a championship spherical in France, which additionally has one of many largest and most passionate fan bases.

“We are able to’t anticipate them to witness WSX for the primary time, which will likely be a historic second for supercross in France.”

Followers can register for tickets for the French Grand Prix, right here.

Watch the 2023 calendar announcement, right here.

WSX is showing at Salon Du 2 Roues de Lyon, the largest motorcycling gathering in France, over the subsequent 4 days to advertise the WSX French GP.

Phrases: Press Launch

Picture: WSX