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MX Sports Pro Racing and Feld Motor Sports announce partnership

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MX Sports Pro Racing and Feld Motor Sports, Inc. has announced a partnership to create a new championship platform to jointly develop both supercross and motocross. The alliance will constitute the Supermotocross World Championship, rewarding the sport’s best athletes with a $10 million purse, the richest offering in the history of any sport.

Beginning in 2023, the professional racing season will expand and conclude with the Supermotocross World Championship on Saturday, October 14 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

Leading Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion Eli Tomac (3)
The star-studded field at the first turn at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Kenneth Feld, President and CEO Feld Entertainment said. “As media and technology continue to evolve, Supermotocross will be able to capitalize on these innovations to reach new audiences and grow rapidly for years to come.”

Both the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will continue to crown their respective champions at their respective series finales. Thereafter, the top 22 250cc athletes and the top 22 450cc athletes in combined Supercross and Pro Motocross points will qualify to compete in the Supermotocross #1 plate and two Supermotocross playoff rounds and the World Championship round for the sport’s richest payout.

MX Chief Executive Officer Carrie Combs-Russell said, “We are celebrating 50 years of American motocross this season, and building the Supermotocross World Championship and working closely with Supercross could be one of the most significant changes we have made. ” Sports Pro Racing said. “This collaboration will create the only off-road racing series on the planet that provides a fully supported infrastructure for global competitors ranging from amateur development to professional ranks to race on the world’s most challenging and demanding tracks.”

All seven primary original equipment manufacturers – KTM, Husqvarna, GASSGAS, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki – are excited about this new partnership and fully committed to competing with their race teams. Factory-supported racing efforts have been the backbone of professional racing in America for more than five decades. Their commitment ensures that the highest level of racing competition continues in Supercross, Pro Motocross and throughout the Supermotocross Playoffs and World Championships.

“The creation of the Supermotocross World Championship is the biggest and most positive step we have ever taken in our sport,” said Roger De Koster, Director of Motorsports, KTM Group North America. “Supercross and motocross racing in the US is very strong right now and this investment from Feld Motor Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing will bring the next generation of fans to motorcycles.”

Chris Brull, Kawasaki Vice President of Marketing and Racing, said, “The Supermotocross World Championship is an important and necessary step for our sport. The collaboration between Feld Motor Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing further strengthens Kawasaki’s commitment to this new world championship. Is.” And to the already well established and successful supercross and motocross championships.”

The Supermotocross World Championship combines both supercross and pro motocross disciplines, offering a unique and distinctive form of racing called supermotocross, so it becomes a new discipline for the sport. Custom-designed tracks will be built to showcase this new style of racing. The world-class venues will allow the best track designs from supercross, pro motocross and now supermotocross to be integrated, finally providing a platform where the sport’s ultimate debate can be decided – who is the best in the world and ultimately a new overall. The champion is being crowned.

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Brandon Wilson, manager of racing and experimental marketing, Honda Powersports & Products, said: “As a manufacturer, it’s great to see two of our valued partners collaborating to bring something new to our sport.” “Given that this has been in the works for over two years, we are excited to be able to share this important news now. The Supermotocross World Championship is about to be very interesting for everyone. Fans can have their favorites There will be more opportunities to see riders and the most competitive racing, plus we’ll now see who is the best overall rider.”

Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager Derek Brooks said, “As the current and current champions in both supercross and motocross, we are extremely proud to have earned those titles while battling the best competition on the planet.” “The Supermotocross World Championship is a unique, yet natural next step for sport as we work together to uncover the immense talent of athletes competing on our class-leading product.”

MX Sports Pro Racing and Feld Motor Sports have previously worked together on industry-related initiatives, nothing more important than joining forces in the early days of the pandemic to save motorcycle racing in the United States. The two companies will continue to work together in a collaborative effort to advance the game both domestically and abroad. Bringing together the leadership experience of both the organizations and creating a unified rule book will ensure continuity in the series for both the athletes and the teams. Their combined marketing and operational expertise will strengthen and develop fan engagement throughout the racing season through integrated media, promotion, sponsorship and activation programming.

“We are excited to see this new partnership and the creation of the Supermotocross World Championships build on,” said Chris Wheeler, Motorsports Manager, Suzuki Motor USA. “Suzuki is looking forward to running in this new championship and competing at the highest level in Supercross, Motocross and now the Supermotocross World Championships.”

The 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, followed by AMA Pro Racing, the schedule-approved 2023 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Dates and venues for the upcoming Supermotocross World Championship will be announced and additional details will be announced later in the year.

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