Experience the first-ever World Supercross British Grand Prix
You know that at ABR we like adventure bikes, but we have a soft spot for trail bikes. For many of us, this is where we started on two wheels, hitting the trails on little 125s in our youth.
In fact, some of us are still there. For example, ABR’s Julian Challis is currently tackling a section of the Trans Euro Trail on a GasGas.
That’s why we thought you’d be interested to know that the Supercross World Championship is coming to the UK.
They may not be adventure bikes, but, just like Moto GP, there’s something inspiring about seeing any bike pushed to the absolute limit by some of the best riders in the world.
On Saturday 8 October, for the first time ever, the FIM Supercross World Championship will get into action under the floodlights of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium for its British Grand Prix. Over 40 of the world’s best riders are heading to Wales to battle it out on the dirt.
Just take a look at this video to see the kind of awesome stunts and jaw-dropping racing you can expect to witness at the event. It’s a world away from our usual green lane weekend bibles.
But how about a bit of history? We’ve heard a lot in recent years about football coming home, but did you know that Britain also gave motocross to the world?
Unlike football, motocross really took off in the United States and, as you would expect, they made it bigger: bigger jumps, bigger bikes, bigger budgets and they decided to organize events in sports stadiums, so that crowds can see all the action. Thus, the sport of Supercross was born.
He’s also developed a Down Under following, and it’s Australian company WSX who are bringing the show to Wales. That’s why they’re transforming the home of Welsh Rugby into the ultimate dirt bike track, to bring Supercross back to its ancestral home.
Superstar Ken Roczen and 2020 champion Eli Tomac will be among the riders battling for the international title. There will also be live music and pyrotechnics, which for as little as £35 a ticket is a bargain for a good night out.
The competition will follow the well-established two-class format, with each independent team fielding four riders, two in the WSX class (450cc) and two in the SX2 class (250cc) with a purse of up to £200,000 at each event.
A total of 10 teams are expected to compete, including MotoConcetps Honda, Bud Racing Kawasaki, GSM Yamaha, Rick Ware Racing and Craig Dack Racing.
So why not take the family for a good dose of adrenaline and a great theme party on two wheels?