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Ryan Villopoto to compete at AUS-X Open | News

Four-time AMA World Supercross champion, Ryan Villopoto, will make his global return to supercross racing in November, as he’s confirmed to race both nights of breathtaking supercross action.

The 2016 AUS-X Open will mark the first time Villopoto has raced since retiring from professional racing in early 2015 after dominating the 2014 AMA Supercross Championship.

Following his retirement, the 27-year-old from Poulsbo, Washington, has not competed in a single supercross race since.

Villopoto will face off against two-time World Champion, Chad Reed, during both nights of competition, along with a whole host of fast Australian supercross racers and more.

“I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be lining up behind a supercross gate again in Sydney, Australia, this November for the second AUS-X Open event!” said Villopoto.

“Racing (against) Chad will be awesome. I think that not only will Australian fans be tuning in, but the world also.

“It’s a unique opportunity for supercross fans – it’ll be a thing like, ‘cool, Chad’s there and so is Ryan – lets see how this pans out’ – which will be exciting.

“I’ve chosen the AUS-X Open event (to race at) because of the vibe. Obviously there are other races that are similar, however I generally looked at those as ‘headache’ events.

“The AUS-X Open seems a bit different; a lot more laid back and just a hell of a time”, finished Villopoto.

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