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World Supercross Championship expands in 2023

The Australian-run FIM World Supercross Championship has bolstered its seek for international sponsors with the appointment of prime worldwide companies – Dentsu Sports activities Europe/Asia and TGI Sport to signify it.

2022 FIM World Supercross Championship – SX2 – Spherical One

The Collection will broaden to 6 rounds throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia beginning mid-2023.

TGI Sport will handle sponsorship acquisition for each WSX French and German Grand Prix occasions, whereas Dentsu Sports activities Europe/Dentsu Sports activities Asia will signify the WSX British & Asian Grand Prix occasions, with each companies additionally supporting on international WSX Championship partnership alternatives.

Tomohiro Nakano-  CEO of Dentsu Sports activities Europe

“We’re thrilled to be aligning with SX International on such an thrilling new challenge inside the world of Supercross. With every occasion showcasing an unimaginable spectacle of world class racing and leisure, our groups within the UK and Asia together with our international community will work intently collectively to introduce companions to the engaged and passionate viewers that WSX delivers.”

Martin Jolly- International CEO, TGI Sport

“TGI are delighted to be formally related to WSX globally with a particular concentrate on the German and French markets. The Championship is enticing to manufacturers wishing to affiliate with a youthful viewers because it gives a novel mixture of world class sport and leisure. The attraction to Millennials, Gen Y and Gen Z is assured given the mixture of in style music artists and credible motion packed supercross racing.”

The impartial workforce possession mannequin, just like F1 and NASCAR, sees the ten official and unique WSX Groups every fielding 2 x riders in each the WSX (450cc) and SX2 (250cc) Courses and their headquarters span throughout France, USA, Italy and Australia.

The Opening Spherical of the WSX Championship will happen within the UK, at Villa Park, Birmingham on July 1st.

The Championship will then cross the channel to France for spherical two on July twenty second at Groupama Stadium in Lyon-Décines.

2022 FIM World Supercross Championship

The sequence will make its method into South-East Asia on September thirtieth, earlier than heading to Dusseldorf, Germany on October 14th at Merkur Spiel Enviornment.

On October twenty eighth, WSX might be in Canada at BC Place in Vancouver and, as soon as once more, the Grand Finale will happen in Melbourne, Australia at Marvel Stadium, on Nov. twenty fourth and twenty fifth.

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Brodie Connolly joins Honda Racing Australia

Honda Racing Australia have confirmed that 19-year-old Brodie Connolly will race for Workforce HRC Australia within the MX2 division within the upcoming home sequence. Connolly hails from New Zealand and has proven his class on many events in numerous areas around the globe.

Brodie Connolly
Brodie Connolly

The Brodie Connolly signing completes the Honda Racing Australia line-up for the brand new season. Connolly is about to sit down alongside Terrafirma Gear Gross sales Workforce HRC Wilson Todd within the MX2 class, while Jed Beaton and Kyle Webster might be in MX1. Emma Milesevic and Tahlia O’Hare will race in MXW, as confirmed beforehand. The brand new season begins in Wonthaggi on March 05.

Brodie Connolly

“To get a chance with a workforce as profitable as that is really an honour and one thing that I intention to take advantage of. I’m excited concerning the potential that the CRF250R has and really can not wait to hit the racetrack! I’ve watched the success this workforce has had with 4 250 championships in a row throughout supercross and motocross. I wish to thank everybody concerned.”

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Austin Forkner out for remainder of AMA SX season

Austin Forkner might be sidelined for the rest of the Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Championship following a collision at Anaheim 1 on January 7.

Austin Forkner
Austin Forkner

Forkner was on monitor to battle for the 250SX Western Regional Championship when a collision through the begin of the Most important Occasion at Anaheim 1, resulted in an damage to his proper knee. After session with medical professionals, it was decided that the damage will drive an early conclusion to Forkner’s 2023 Monster Vitality Supercross efforts.

Austin Forkner

“I felt nice going into this 12 months and was able to problem for the championship. I feel my qualifying and warmth race pace proved that the preparation from the entire workforce was on par to win races. Sadly, I used to be concerned in a racing incident through the begin of the Most important Occasion and injured my knee. That is undoubtedly a irritating state of affairs, however I’m extraordinarily motivated to concentrate on my restoration and I’ll get again to work with the workforce.”

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Toby Worth narrowly misses Dakar victory – Sanders seventh

The 2023 Dakar Rally chequered flag fell on Sunday after 5,000 kilometres in opposition to the clock with 14 levels throughout Saudi Arabia, from the Purple Sea to the Arabian Gulf by way of the Empty Quarter desert.

Toby Price
Toby Worth

This 12 months’s race was not determined till the ultimate few kilometres with Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing rider Benavides gained his second of the 4 Dakar editions hosted by Saudi Arabia.

Going into the 14th and ultimate stage on Sunday it was Benavides’ Australian team-mate Worth who led by 12 seconds, nevertheless Worth couldn’t match the tempo of the charging 34-year-old Argentinian after lacking three checkpoints and crossed the road in second place whereas American Skyler Howes took third place for Husqvarna.

Toby Worth

“We’ve come away from the Dakar Rally with 2nd outright. To be trustworthy, I’m disenchanted, we’ve come so rattling far and to fall quick by such a small margin is a troublesome one to swallow. Nonetheless, full credit score to Kevin, he rode a loopy strong race and I’m actually happy with the whole KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Workforce’s effort, this Dakar has been large! All in all I’m returning dwelling in a single piece with a trophy and 2023 is unquestionably beginning higher than what 2022 did. Big thanks to my workforce, sponsors and most significantly my household! Time to soak all of it in, thanks once more!”

Toby Price
Toby Worth

Australian Daniel Sanders of Purple Bull GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing completed seventh general. Sanders led the rally through the first week earlier than a bout of gastro poisoned his efforts. The Victorian additionally needed to deal not with one other thorn in his facet, however a big thorn caught in his arm for days inflicting him a substantial amount of ache. One other Dakar story of ‘what may have been’…

Daniel Sanders

“Dakar is lastly over! Seventh general within the bikes and fourth within the ultimate stage after a 3 min pace penalty… A curler coaster race as at all times beginning the race with no preparation in any respect. 5 days on a brand new rally bike, three days of road-books and two days testing in December is all I needed to prepare for the toughest race on the planet. I went into this Dakar not understanding what to anticipate, I wasn’t even certain if I used to be even going to be on the beginning line after struggling a lot to journey via the ache in my elbow, it was solely 70% healed. No facial incidents this 12 months which was good however we had a 20mm thorn/needle in my arm muscle for 10 days, meals poisoning/abdomen bug for 2 days actually dangerous, not having the ability to devour meals and no vitality. I consider I went into the race 20% ready and everybody round knew how unprepared I used to be. Now I’m trying again on the final 14 days and I critically don’t know the way I completed on a regular basis, I’m happy with what I’ve achieved in my circumstances and I consider I’ve confirmed lots of people who I’m and what I can do once I put my thoughts to it. We survived and conquered the 2023 Dakar and I’m trying ahead to subsequent years occasion ready and prepared for battle. Thanks to my Workforce, Sponsors, Household, Pals and Supporters I couldn’t have achieved it with out you all. We by no means gave up!”

Daniel Sanders - Dakar Rally 2023 Stage 12 Report and Results
Daniel Sanders

See the complete Stage 14 round-up and outcomes right here:
Dakar Stage 14 (Ultimate) Riders replicate on Dakar 2023

2023 Dakar Rally Ultimate RallyGP Rankings

Pos Rider Workforce Time/Hole
1 KEVIN BENAVIDES RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING 44H 27′ 20”
2 TOBY PRICE RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING + 00H 00′ 43”
3 SKYLER HOWES HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING + 00H 05′ 04”
4 PABLO QUINTANILLA MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM + 00H 19′ 02”
5 ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM + 00H 20′ 30”
6 LUCIANO BENAVIDES HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING + 00H 22′ 42”
7 DANIEL SANDERS RED BULL GASGAS FACTORY RACING + 00H 25′ 57”
8 JOSE IGNACIO CORNEJO FLORIMO MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM + 00H 51′ 21”
9 LORENZO SANTOLINO SHERCO FACTORY + 01H 17′ 53”
10 FRANCO CAIMI HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY + 01H 38′ 04”
11 MARTIN MICHEK ORION – MOTO RACING GROUP + 01H 42′ 24”
12 STEFAN SVITKO SLOVNAFT RALLY TEAM + 01H 50′ 42”
13 TOSHA SCHAREINA BAS WORLD KTM RACING TEAM + 01H 54′ 46”
14 SEBASTIAN BÜHLER HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY + 04H 15′ 13”
15 JOAN PEDRERO GARCIA TEAM LS2 SHAD + 04H 29′ 11”
16 ROSS BRANCH HERO MOTOSPORTS TEAM RALLY + 06H 59′ 13”
17 MOHAMMED BALOOSHI MX RIDE DUBAI + 09H 54′ 18”

Stage 14 Highlights Video

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2023 Australian Solo Speedway wraps up in North Brisbane

For the complete report see:
Fiery finale caps off 2023 Australian Solo Speedway Championships

Wednesday night time noticed the 2023 Australian Speedway Championships come all the way down to the sequence ultimate staged at North Brisbane, with Jack Holder, Max Fricke, Ryan Douglas and Rohan Tungate the highest contenders.

Jack Holder - Image by Endorphin Media
Jack Holder – Picture by Endorphin Media

By the ultimate lap Holder had a very good lead, taking time for a sneak peek again as he blasted via T4. Positions didn’t change as they rounded in the direction of the chequered flag. Holder had time to lift his hand in an indication of victory as he exited T4. Congratulations to Jack Holder, our 2023 Australian Solo Speedway Champion.

Second general after 4 rounds was Jason Doyle, adopted by Max Fricke, and Rohan Tungate.

2023 Australian Solo Speedway Championship Factors
(Ultimate)

Pos Rider Complete Rnd1
Gillman
Rnd2
Albury
Rnd3
Kurri Kurri
Rnd4
N. Brisbane
1 Jack Holder 63 17 12 18 16
2 Jason Doyle 61 17 16 17 11
3 Max Fricke 53 11 17 8 17
4 Rohan Tungate 51 14 10 14 13
5 Brady Kurtz 45 8 13 13 11
6 Josh Pickering 39 6 14 11 8
7 Justin Sedgmen 38 13 9 9 7
8 Chris Holder 37 11 10 9 7
9 Zach Prepare dinner 28 5 7 8 8
10 Zane Keleher 22 3 5 6 8
11 James Pearson 16 3 6 4 3
12 Zaine Kennedy 14 4 5 5
13 Ryan Douglas (WC) 12 12
14 Sam Masters 8 8
15 Ben Prepare dinner 8 8
16 Patrick Hamilton 7 3 2 2
17 Jye Etheridge (WC) 5 5
18 Cooper Riordan 4 3 1 0
19 Fraser Bowes 3 3
20 Brayden McGuinness 2 2
21 Michael West 2 0 0 0 2
22 Maurice Brown (WC) 0 0
23 Jake Turner (R) 0 0
24 Liam Might (R) 0 0
25 Kane Lawrence 0 0
26 Harrison Ryan 0 0
27 Jacob Hook (R) 0 0

 

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