The man that created and grew the V8 Supercars Championship into the fourth largest sport in Australia - Tony Cochrane, has cemented his involvement in Supercross.
Cochrane was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2012, credited with taking the sport of touring car racing in Australia, from relative obscurity to one of the world’s most recognised motorsport Championships. He believes Supercross will be the next big sporting spectacle, to captivate audiences attention, in an ever-changing sporting landscape. That he is willing to put his name to it as the Chairman of the series, is a testament to his faith in its future potential.
“Full credit to Adam and Ryan – they have created a truly world class show and over the next couple of years with their FIM Oceania rights they have great opportunity to grow this in Asia and the Middle East as well as the expansion into New Zealand, and I know just how much Kiwi’s love their motorsport! I am very proud to help them grow foreign markets, in this exciting sport franchise.” Cochrane said.
“Anyone that hasn’t witnessed Supercross absolutely has to see it to believe it. Whether you are a motorsport fan or just a fan of good entertainment; you will love this. It is motorsport’s answer to 20-20 cricket. The action is non-stop, explosive and absolutely amazing to watch. Better yet you can see everything from the comfort of your seat, anywhere in the stadium. I’m certain fans in Auckland are going to love it, just as much as they already do in Sydney.” He added.
Series Co-Founder and Director Adam Bailey stated that an unwavering focus on spectator entertainment is the cornerstone behind the series’ creation and international expansion for 2018.
“Since the inception of the AUS-X Open in 2015, it has always been our goal to expand into overseas markets, so it is fantastic to be able to finally announce the Monster Energy S-X Open in Auckland and all-new FIM Oceania Supercross Championship. Our philosophy is really simple; to give our audience non-stop entertainment that is unscripted, unpredictable and absolutely unmissable. Sydney is going to be our biggest and best event yet and we can’t wait to share what we have planned with Auckland. It is going to blow their minds!” Bailey exclaimed.
The all-new championship will combine Sydney AUS-X Open, with a brand new event in New Zealand; the Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland, at Mt Smart Stadium on November 24.