SX Global secures FIM Supercross World Championship
GOLD COAST, Australia, December 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), the global governing body of motorcycle racing, today announced that SX Global, a highly qualified Australian company, has been selected to manage and promote the FIM Supercross World Championship for the next decade.
SX Global will develop and manage a new international series from 2022. This is the first time that a FIM World Championship has been organized by a company based in Australia. This is fitting confirmation for a country with a long history of success and extraordinary moments in professional motorsport on two wheels.
Jorge Viegas, President of the FIM, noted, “After a strong and successful relationship over the past two decades between FIM, Feld Entertainment and AMA, now is the time to begin a new journey to secure a bright future at Supercross. To support the growth and commercial viability of the Supercross series, the FIM believes that SX Global has the expertise and ability to deliver a first-class FIM Supercross World Championship. The new series will offer exciting races thanks to the passion and extensive experience of the SX team. Global, with a plan that will gradually expand the championship to new countries and territories around the world. “
SX Global brings together former AUS-X Open Supercross creators Adam Bailey and Ryan Sanderson, alongside Tony Cochrane, founding president and driving force behind the creation, development and growth of the V8 Supercars Championship in Australia. Adam and Ryan share extensive Supercross experience, having created and hosted a number of highly successful FIM Oceania Championship events since 2015.
Complementing this highly experienced team, one of the world’s leading financial powers with an established track record of investing in global sports properties, which will be announced when SX Global officially unveils its plans for the FIM Supercross World Championship. 2022 as well as the confirmation of new partnerships at the start. in the new year.
With a wealth of experience in global motorsport, SX Global is an exciting organization to truly take World Supercross to new heights on behalf of the FIM. Building on this experience, the new SX Global entity is now preparing to take Supercross to a world-class world level as a promoter of the FIM Supercross World Championship and to reach the millions of supercross fans around the world. .
Tony Cochrane, President, SX Global, added, “It has been a tremendous trip over the past five months to bring our team together with some of the most experienced people in all facets of motorsport, now coordinating a special focus on Supercross and its global expansion. We would like to warmly thank FIM for their unwavering support for our vision and plan, and in particular to its president, Jorge Viegas, who has shown great leadership in striving to put all of this in place in a also short time. day for all those fans and at the end of the day, fans are our # 1 consideration. “
Further details on the FIM Supercross World Championship and SX Global will be announced in January 2022.
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Image 1: The FIM Supercross World Championship will be an action packed stadium race
The FIM Supercross World Championship will see the world’s greatest off-road motorcycle riders compete across the globe – click for high resolution image
Image 2: Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed
5 times world champion Ricky Carmichael (USA) against 2 times world champion Chad Reed at the AUS-X Open in Melbourne, Australia in 2019
Image 3: SX Global Directors
From left to right: Adam Bailey (General Manager – Motorsport- SX Global) Ryan Sanderson (General Manager – Motorsport- Commercial) Tony Cochrane (President – SX Global)
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The FIM Supercross World Championship will be an action packed stadium race