The 2015 Australian Supercross Championship features $120,000 series prize money and the glory that comes with being crowned national champion.
The championship kicks off at Australia’s home of motorsport – Mount Panorama, Bathurst on the annual Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 weekend, October 10.
While the V8s take a spell from thundering around the mountain, Saturday evening will see Bathurst Showground transformed into a two-wheeled battleground featuring a purpose-built supercross track littered with jumps, whoops, berms and obstacles, all designed to deliver spectacular dirt bike action and intense bar-to-bar racing that will have fans on the edge of their seats.
From Bathurst the Australian Supercross Championship moves through another five rounds in eight weeks across a range of venues – from regional showgrounds to downtown stadiums and indoor arenas, which include:
Round 2: October 17, Jimboomba, Queensland
Round 3: October 31, Adelaide Showground, Wayville, South Australia
Round 4: November 21, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Round 5: November 28, Allphones Arena, Homebush, NSW
Round 6: December 5, Knights Stadium, Sunshine, Victoria
Series co-ordinator Mark Luksich said the countdown to the kick-off of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship is the culmination of months of work by numerous parties.
“The promoters, motorcycle industry, teams, riders, Motorcycling Australia and all our Championship partners have been working so hard behind-the-scenes.
“In particular the four promoters of the Championship events deserve credit for their efforts and I know they all want to give the crowds a great show and exciting racing.
“We have some great partners coming onboard with the Championship, including many traditional supercross sponsors, as well as some exciting new sponsors that we look forward to announcing soon.
“Feedback from so many of the riders I have been in contact with is positive and I know they are looking forward to the Championship and all the excitement that comes with racing under lights in front of large and vocal crowds,” Luksich said.
Classes across the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship will be fierce, including the SX1, SX2, SXD and Women’s SX2, while Junior riders will also compete at rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, and the supporting Arena-X competition will be held at rounds 1 and 6.
While concentrating on the Championship chase, Australia’s top supercross riders will also be confronted with serious competition from some of the world’s best racers, who are set to take aim at selected rounds.
Global supercross legends, Australia’s own Chad Reed and American James ‘Bubba’ Stewart, have already been confirmed as starters at round five of the Championship at Allphones Arena in Sydney, while details of more international riders contesting more Championship rounds will be announced in coming weeks.