Starting in 2023, motorcycle racing will crown a new champion with the announcement of a partnership between Feld Motor Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing to create the Supermotocross World Championship. The championship will be awarded $10 million in prize money, making it the richest payout for any sanctioned body.
The first championship will conclude on October 14, 2023 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, extending the combined season from January to October.
Kenneth Feld, President and CEO, said, “With the creation of the Supermotocross World Championship, we are taking an important step towards developing the sport into a series that will be well suited to the expanding global market and its impact on our fans and sponsors. would be better suited.” In a release, Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Each series would continue to crown individual champions at the end of their respective seasons.
Based on points combined in both series, the top 22 riders in the 250 class and 450 class will compete in two Super Motocross playoff rounds and a World Championship round for the Supermotocross No. 1 plate – and the most lucrative prize money in history. Play.
Eli Tomac is both the current Supercross 450 champion and the current points leader in motocross after eight rounds out of 12.
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.” MX Sports Pro Racing. “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.”
The course design for the Supermotocross round will combine elements of both supercross and motocross to highlight the different strengths of each subject.
Additionally, it marks the close relationship between supercross and the primary sanctioning bodies for motocross. Leadership from Feld and MX Pro Racing will contribute to the creation of a unified rulebook. They will work together to provide marketing and operational expertise to grow the sport both domestically and internationally.
All primary original equipment manufacturers have committed to the new series.
“The creation of the Supermotocross World Championship is the biggest and most positive step we’ve ever taken in our sport,” said Roger De Coster, KTM Group North America Director of Motorsports. “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.”