MA Launches New-Look Aussie MX Championship
Like many race series around the world, 2020 has been a tumultuous season for motorcycle racing in Australia, thanks to the ongoing effects of the global pandemic. In fact, the MX Nationals – the ‘brand’ under which the Australian Motocross Championship has run for 23 years – didn’t even get out of the gates this season. MX Nats promoter, William Event Management (WEM), made the shock announcement in June that WEM would step down as the series promoter, leaving Motorcycling Australia (MA) next to no time to cobble together alternative arrangements for the national series. And in early October, the ongoing border restrictions gave MA no choice but to officially announce the cancellation of the 2020 Australian Motocross Championship.
All of which makes this week’s official announcement about a revitalised Australian Motocross Championship for 2021 very welcome news. Here is the full transcript of MA’s official press release…
ProMX, the new name of the Australian Motocross Championship, will be the premier motocross championship in the nation. ProMX will bring new initiatives, fresh opportunities, and revitalised branding for the next era of motocross in Australia.
ProMX aims to raise the profile of the Australian Motocross Championship and its riders, delivering strong exposure for sponsors and partners, and bringing the MX fans to the trackside, whilst creating new audiences via dynamic media and TV platforms in planning for 2021.
Under direct leadership of Motorcycling Australia, we can further announce the appointment of the ProMX Management Team. This handpicked group with a vast range of experiences in the sport and industry will drive the management and promotion of this international-quality championship under the leadership of MA CEO, Peter Doyle.
The championship management team structure has served MA extremely well over many years with positive growth and development in the ASBK and AORC Championships, raising the level of professionalism in both championships.
The ProMX Management Team will consist of:
- Peter Doyle – MA CEO
- Martin Port – MA Operations Director
- Matthew Falvo – MA Events Manager
- Pip Harrison – MA National Technical Manager
- Mark Hancock – ProMX Race Director and Chair MA Motocross Commission
- Simon Maas – RACESAFE Director and FIM Oceania Representative
- Mark Luksich – AMG Representative and MA Motocross Commission member
ProMX will enhance the professional development of our young Australian talent through the recent announcement of the MX3 class, while the MX2 class will showcase our future champions. The MX1 class will see Australia’s best riders batting it out for the ProMX crown of MX1 Champion.
“Planning for the 2021 ProMX is well under way and we know teams, riders and fans are extremely keen to go racing after the interruption of this year,’’ said MA CEO, Peter Doyle. “ProMX will showcase an international-standard championship not only for our Australian riders and teams, but also our MX fans in Australia and throughout the world. We now see many people watching the talent coming out of Australia to take on the world in MXGP and USA, and ProMX will continue to be a crucial breeding ground towards other international championships.
“We have developed the ProMX Management Team to ensure we have representatives with a wealth of experience from racing, industry, teams, technical, safety, event management and promotion to ensure we can grow the sport of motocross in Australia into the future. With the right support from industry, partners and sponsors, we hope to be able to showcase a scintillating championship via television broadcast next year that will be an exciting addition to the 2021 ProMX championship,” Doyle went on to say.
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