The influx of Australian’s in the World Championship supports the increase of talent coming from the Oceania region worldwide in many disciplines, with world-class athletes now at the pinnacle of Supercross, UFC, Formula One, Moto GP, Freestyle Motocross and in the NBA.
“To see so many Australian’s this year make their way across to the U.S and take on the world’s best is a testament to their talent and commitment. Really, we haven’t seen something like this since Reed, Byrner (Michael Byrne), Andrew McFarlane and Brett Metcalfe made their way over in the very early 00’s,” commented AUS-X Open Co-founder Adam Bailey.
“It’s instrumental that we continue the expansion of our series down under and get behind it in support, so that more and more talent feel confident and comfortable in their Supercross skillset, and are prepared to make that leap and represent the Green and Gold.”
The rapid rise of the Australian Supercross Championship is a major player in domestic Supercross development, with the 2019 series accelerating the professionalism of the sport within Australia, along with providing the springboard for young talent to pursue their dream on the world stage. High profiled amateur star Jett Lawrence deciding to make his professional debut in Australia, along with Honda HRC’s permission, is further testament to the credibility of the championship and quality of events.
Chad Reed has shouldered the load for Australian’s in Supercross for the last decade, however it’s apparent that the nation is once again on the map worldwide, with a barrage of riders lining up and prepared to take on the world’s best in 2020.
The Australian Supercross Championship and is sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia (MA).