The FOX Australian Supercross Championship ASX will make its long awaited, post Covid-19 return, with the new-look series slated to return this October.
A major revelation for the championship in 2022, is a significant calendar shift, with five events spanning November to January 2023, touring four regions of Australia.
The Championship will be led by the General Manager of Events & Commercial at AME Group, Ben Williams. Ben’s experience spans over 25 years in the motocross and supercross industry, including heavy involvement in operations of the AUS-X Open event since its inception in 2015.
“We are excited to roll out a new direction for Australian Supercross after taking an opportunity to reset,” said Williams.
“The Australian Supercross Championship is one of the most credible, respected and hard fought on the planet. It’s important we re-establish the series post Covid and give our riders the platform to catapult more Australian stars into the global spotlight.”
“Off the track, we believe the series has an important role to play in its connection with grassroots participation getting more riders on dirt bikes, as well as establishing a stronger engagement with our younger fan base.”
Key to the re-launch strategy is a shift towards a ‘summer’ series for the Championship. Williams saying new audiences and event attendance is the key motivator for the move.
Moving into the summer months we hope will give the Championship more clean air in the Australian sporting landscape, as well as attract new spectators more motivated to attend events on warmer nights.”
Excited for the return of supercross, Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle explains that he’s thrilled to see the delivery of this year’s championship, identifying supercross as a vital part of off road competition in Australia.
“Supercross is an integral part of motorcycle competition within Australia. At Motorcycling Australia, we’re looking forward to seeing what the AME Group have in store for this season, as the championship makes its triumphant return to Australian venues.”
Industry giant FOX will return for 2022 as the title sponsor of the series, with Global Marketing Director Mikey Rangel excited for the rollout of this year’s ASX.
“We’re thrilled for the Australian Supercross Championship to make its return, and provide athletes and global race fans a best-in-class racing experience.”
Revelling in the return of live racing & events post COVID, the series will focus on driving transformation across the Australian Supercross narrative to continue to grow the sport and feed a hungry domestic audience eagerly awaiting the gates to drop.
For more information about the FOX Australian Supercross Championship go to www.australiansupercross.com.au.
2022/2023 FOX Australian Supercross Championship Schedule
Rd 1 – TBC
Rd 2 – NSW, November 26th, 2022
Rd 3 – NSW, December 3rd, 2022
Rd 4 – WA, January 14th, 2023
Rd 5 – SA, January 21st, 2023