Published On: May 16th, 2024Categories: Announcements, News, Team PR

The Fox Australian Supercross Championship will return to Queensland, with the opening 2024 round to be held in the City of Moreton Bay at Kayo Stadium in Redcliffe, on Saturday 12th October after a five-year hiatus from the Sunshine State.

The announcement is a major win for Queensland supercross fans who have been yearning for live racing and will be thrilled with the unique double header format running for the opening round offering two main races.

Championship Director, Kelly Bailey predicts the new seaside location, together with the outdoor rectangular stadium, will deliver a sell-out crowd for the first race of the year.

“Our Queensland fans have been patiently waiting and we’re thrilled to return the championship to Queensland where we’ve always been so incredibly supported with an established fanbase,” said Bailey.

“Australian Supercross has had strong past success in Queensland – from 2019 in Brisbane to Coolum, Jimboomba, and Toowoomba to name a few locations.

“Timings have aligned to secure a boutique venue like Kayo Stadium, where we believe the location, shape and size will produce a world-class track and allow for a bumper crowd, atmosphere, and weekend for fans in the City of Moreton Bay.

“We anticipate the Saturday event selling out, which may leave the door open for another day of racing action.”

Promoters AME Group will work closely with City of Moreton Bay Council to bring the event to life, showcase the wider region and deliver fans an epic weekend of entertainment.

“We’re extremely grateful to be working closely with Council,” said Bailey.

“Redcliffe is a terrific location within City of Moreton Bay, set away from the inner-city hustle, only 20 minutes from Brisbane airport. It’s a great opportunity for our attending fans to make a real weekend of it – take in the high-octane action, then relax by the beach or the nearby hinterland.

“We can’t wait to entertain our Queensland fans again, as well as supporting local tourism with the event.”

Mayor Peter Flannery said City of Moreton Bay was proud to bring this exciting event to Redcliffe and expects the anticipated event to draw a big turnout.

“We know Australian Supercross events are hugely popular for moto-loving fans. This is an incredible opportunity to bring Australia’s best riders and some international stars to Moreton Bay,” said Mayor Flannery.

“Given the national and international interest and eyeballs on the championship, it’s a significant occasion for us to showcase everything our fantastic city has to offer.
“From beaches to the hinterland, I’d encourage fans to stay and play in City of Moreton Bay.”

As for what to expect more widely in 2024, Bailey noted the championship will continue to focus on executing high quality events while supporting the sport holistically to deliver sustainable growth in Australia.

“Last year we had business targets to build the championship’s foundations from the ground up with the right programs, people, industry collaboration and seamless events,” said Bailey.

“We introduced new programs, achieved a 77% increase in gate numbers year on year, had a 10% uplift in attendance per round and 80% increase in broadcast minutes watched – while we are proud of what was accomplished, it’s just the beginning. Stay tuned for 2024 to be even bigger and better.

“In due course we’ll reveal our other rounds and locations, including new venues, together with race format updates and exciting partnerships that will truly broaden our reach.”