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AUSSIE SX CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR FULLY FLEDGED RETURN

2 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Motorcycling Australia

Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced that the Fox Australian Supercross Championship (AUS SX) has now been officially postponed, with a series return in its entirety planned for late 2022. MA cited the fact that, “Continued unforeseen border restrictions, evolving stadium requirements, and key industry stakeholders preferring a fully-fledged return to racing” led the decision. So, despite industry rumours that moves had been afoot to stage three delayed 2021 rounds in early 2022, it now appears that the championship is set to resume its regular slot on the racing calendar toward the end of the year.

Here’s MA full PR about the 2022 Fox Australian Supercross Championship…

Since the pandemic began, promoters, industry partners and stakeholders have navigated a multitude of scheduling options to get racing back underway. The most recent proposal considered a three-round condensed (2021) championship in January/February, 2022, however restrictions made it untenable. Event organisers will now focus on the 2022 series with exciting plans already underway for Australia’s most prestigious motorcycle championship.

Director of AUS SX Holdings, the commercial rights holder of AUS SX, Adam Bailey believes it’s imperative Supercross has a secure and stable pathway to ensure a successful return.

“Like all live sport and entertainment events, the last two years have been an incredibly challenging period for Supercross,” said Bailey. “After the record-breaking end to 2019 with 35,000 fans at Marvel Stadium for the AUS-X Open, we are itching to get back to racing, and build on this success and swell of interest in the sport.

“The heartbreaking decision was made after discussions with key stakeholders including sponsors, government partners, racing teams and Motorcycling Australia – our priority is ensuring we have a successful and prosperous return to racing, and will now do this in 2022,” Bailey went on to say.

Motorcycling Australia’s CEO, Peter Doyle, reiterated Bailey’s comments, wanting to focus on delivering what will be a highly anticipated season of Supercross in 2022. “While it’s disappointing the 2021 Australian Supercross Championship won’t run, there is little choice in the current environment,” Doyle said. “Looking at the positives, we now have a direction and pathway for 2022 with the state and international borders beginning to open, which is crucial for us. We thank the behind-the-screens team for exhausting all options to try and make it happen and now focus solely on the 2022 Supercross season.”

Iconic global apparel giant, Fox Racing, will continue as the Championship’s Strategic and Naming Rights partner, and are excited to play a part in the return of live Supercross events.

James Wintle from Fox Racing echoed the sentiment, emphasising that Fox Racing can’t wait to re-connect with fans at events and celebrate some of the toughest athletes on the planet. “The team at Fox Racing want to thank the AUS SX team for the opportunity to be involved with the resurgence of the Australian Supercross Championship in Australia,” said Wintle. “We can’t wait to showcase these epic Australian athletes and see more of this type of racing elevated onto the world stage. A big shout-out to the Fox fans, competitors and sponsors for their patience and understanding through this period – just know racing is coming back and will be bigger and better than ever.”

Bailey and the AUS SX team are well placed for a mammoth 2022 series, but also are looking to the future, with their vision for the series underpinned by huge growth and interest in the sport. “We have always had the dream for the Australian Supercross Championship event to be one of the best in the world. We’re committed to ensuring that when we do return, we do so at 110%, which is hopefully in a post-pandemic world without any restrictions. There are big plans for the future of AUS SX that we can’t wait to share when the time is right.”

Details for the emphatic return of the Fox Australian Supercross Championship will be announced in early 2022.

For all latest Australian Supercross Championship news and updates, go to:

Website: www.australiansupercross.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aussupercross

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aussupercross

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