Queenslanders are in for an incredible night of Supercross Racing and Freestyle Motocross action with the Australian Supercross Championship announcing today the series will be heading to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on October 12 for the Honda Round 1 Australian Supercross Championship presented by Dunlop & Motorex.
Troy Bayliss Events surveyed a number of teams, manufacturers and riders, including three-time Australian Supercross Champion, America’s Justin Brayton in the quest to find an excellent venue for the Queensland round in 2019. All parties unanimously touting Brisbane Entertainment Centre the best venue for bar-to-bar racing action and edge-of-your-seat entertainment for fans.
“It’s been a great move for the series with many teams congratulating Troy Bayliss Events on its decision to go to such a quality venue,” commented Promoter, Troy Bayliss.
“History shows indoor arenas create high levels of exciting and entertaining Supercross racing. Fans are treated to an experience like no other, the tracks are tight and produce incredible racing full of passes.”
Fans will be right on top of the action on October 12 with comfy seating and zero chance of weather issues, the night of action is set to be spectacular. Freestyle Motocross will also feature as one of many additions within the night’s program.
Bayliss suggested the move to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre will draw more international riders to Australian Supercross Championship teams.
“Some manufacturers have already indicated more international talent will be competing in the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship due to the inclusion of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre,” Bayliss continued.
“We want to make sure the series kicks off with a bang in 2019 and this venue will allow us to do that. The Supercross Masters era and more recently in Sydney, Supercross sold out arenas year-on-year and we expect the same in Brisbane.
“It’s one-night-only, we won’t be announcing another night closer to the event, the stadium holds 9500 fans and we have removed allocation for corporate and hospitality requirements so we expect the night to sell out well in advance,” he added.
Round 1 in Brisbane will run a completely unique ‘Double Header’ format this year, with SX1 & SX2 classes contesting two main event finals, with points from each determining the round champion resulting in more racing for the fans.
“On behalf of Troy Bayliss Events we would like to thank all our supporting sponsors and welcome Honda Motorcycles Australia as the Round 1 Major Sponsor,” Bayliss concluded.
“The Australian Supercross Championship reaches new markets and hits a diverse range of people which is what we need, we have been fortunate to win three championships in a row on the Honda CRF450R with Justin Brayton,” said Glyn Griffiths, Brand Manager – Honda Australia Motorcycles.
“We are excited with where Supercross is heading in Australia and look forward to Round 1 starting at Brisbane.”
With global acts such as Taylor Swift, U2 and Michael Jackson all to have performed under the roof of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the venue is set to be the perfect canvas for Queenslanders to take in the ultimate action racing sport, that is Supercross.
Pre-sale tickets are available from 12 pm Tuesday 25 of June, and fans are urged to sign-up now at Troybaylissevents.com to secure the best seats in the house. General Ticket Sales will be available from Wednesday 3 July and begin from as little as $40.00 through Ticketek.
Exclusive VIP packages will also be available to fans that include the full VIP experience, incredible gifts plus track walk, private meet and greets and of course, the closest seats to the action money can buy.
General public arriving between 4 – 5 pm can experience the free Pit Party outside the arena, giving all fans the opportunity to meet and greet the riders and teams. Gates Open at 5 pm and the Main Event is from 6 pm – 9 pm.
Honda Round 1 Australian Supercross Championship on October 12 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre is sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia (MA).