The FIM World Supercross Championship is coming to Marvel Stadium in Melbourne this October and Australian legend Chad Reed will be there to do battle in the premier class.
Melbourne has secured a 3 year deal to host the exclusive Australian round of the FIM World Supercross Championship at the Marvel Stadium starting this October.
The WSX Australian Grand Prix, will transform Marvel Stadium into a dirt bike paradise ready for two days of extreme moto competition on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October 2022.
Chad Reed will be coming out or retirement to challenge for his third Championship title, in the premier WSX (450cc) category. The former World Supercross Champion and Australian legend joins the well-established American supercross operation, MDK Motorsports.
The Australian Champion will join a competitive field of world-class riders including current World number two, German, Ken Roczen, World number ten Justin Brayton, Vince Friese, Cole Seely and more from the USA, with the UK’s best Dean Wilson (Scotland) and Max Anstie (Britain), with the remaining field made up of riders from France, Italy, Brazil and more.
“Opportunities like WSX don’t come along every day. Growing up in Australia, I have always enjoyed an opportunity to grab my passport, travel the world, and ride my dirt bike. After two years of retirement, I have a new perspective on racing at the highest level. I am beyond excited to get back on the bike, into the athletic mindset and ready to compete to win in October,” said Reed. “The WSX Championship going global is the biggest thing to happen to supercross in its history and I’m looking forward to joining Mark Kvamme and the MDK team. They possess the technical expertise, resources, and passion I need behind me to be successful. I haven’t raced in Melbourne since 2019, so it’ll be an unbelievable experience to get back here in October and go up against the best current riders in the world. It’s going to be an epic experience competing for an FIM-sanctioned World Championship.”
Supporting categories include the opening round of the FOX Australian Supercross Championship, on Friday night. The best Aussie riders will also have a chance to compete on the world stage as a Wildcard entry in the WSX Championship racing on Saturday night.
The World Supercross Australian Grand Prix will consist of 2 massive nights of intense racing, epic freestyle stunts and world-class entertainment featuring live performances by Peking Duk (Friday) & Bliss n Eso (Saturday).
SX Global’s President, Tony Cochrane, said “SX Global is thrilled that Melbourne has secured a round of the prestigious championship for the people of Victoria and Australasian fans for the next 3 years until 2024. The future of supercross is on a global stage and for Melbourne to host a round the championship adds to its impressive portfolio of major sporting events. We extend our gratitude to The Hon Minister Dimopoulos and the Visit Victoria team for recognising the vast potential and working with us to bring it to life.”
Tony Cochrane added, “With Australia’s loyal and passionate Supercross fanbase, the exclusive WSX Australian Grand Prix will not only attract fans to Marvel Stadium from every corner of our country, but the globe, all eager to watch the best riders battle it out for World Supercross Championship glory. It’s also an opportunity to showcase what Melbourne has to offer, to our ever-growing international supercross audience across North America, Europe and Asia.”
“The addition of two-time FIM World supercross legend and two-time world champion Chad Reed to the ten team and 40 world class rider field is incredible, and answers the call from Australian fans,” said Adam Bailey, SX Global’s managing director – motorsport. “Reed only adds to what is already a star-studded lineup of the world’s best supercross riders and it’s going to be great watching him mix it with the likes of Roczen, Wilson and Brayton. The WSX Championship is the future of World Supercross.”
The World Supercross Australian Grand Prix will see 10 teams and 40 of the best riders from around the world do battle for over AUD $360,000, in cash and international bragging rights.
Both nights will feature Live music entertainment, freestyle motocross stunts, pyrotechnics, and more.
For more information, news and announcements from the FIM World Supercross Championship: wsxchampionship.com