World Supercross Championship starts in October

Details are finally emerging on the FIM Supercross World Championship. As we’ve covered before, this new series seeks to replace the failed attempt to take the AMA Monster Energy Supercross around the world, featuring top competitors from around the world.

The first round will be the British GP in Cardiff, which will take place on October 8. The Australian GP in Melbourne will soon follow on October 22-23. While we expect to see more than two rounds in this series, these are the only two announced so far. It remains to be seen if the series will make it to North America.

The Supercross World Championship is the ten teams that participate. Each team has four riders, two on 250cc machines and two on 450cc. The FIM announced the first four teams in May, confirming MotoConcepts Honda, Pipes Motorsports Group (Suzuki), Bud Racing Kawasaki and GSM Yamaha. The six remaining teams will be:

Craig Dack Race – Backed by Yamaha, Dack leads the most successful team in Australian motocross and supercross history. A motocross and supercross springboard into Chad Reed’s career, Dack led the Yamaha of Troy team in the United States, where Reed won seven of eight races in his first East Coast Championship season. Dack’s team is backed by Monster Energy, which is no stranger to Supercross. Riders include Luke Clout and Josh Hill on the 450 side, as well as Aaron Tanti and a yet-to-be-named member on the 250.

Rick Ware Racing – A NASCAR veteran, former driver Rick Ware leads the Rick Ware Racing (RWR) team with extensive motorsport experience. With over 1,000 starts in several premier motor racing series around the world, RWR currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series, IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Series. Ware is also a veteran of motocross and supercross, having owned and managed supercross teams in the late 2000s. This team has yet to announce its riders for 2022.

MDK Motorsports – MDK stands for Mark Kvamme, a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Kvamme is a longtime industry veteran and former Supercross team owner who is familiar with championship-level racing, both in the driver’s seat and as an owner. Combined with his knowledge and understanding of Supercross, he is set up to deliver a first class and highly competitive racing operation. Jamey Grosser, a former professional supercross racer turned entrepreneur, helps Kvamme revive MDK Motorsports’ Supercross program. Grosser also brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of racing, sponsorship, marketing and team management. This team has yet to announce its runners for 2022.

Honda Race Genuine Honda – An incredibly rich history in Australian and American Supercross, Yarrive Konsky has highly competitive Honda teams on both continents. Konsky’s team and its stable of experienced riders have won the last four Australian Supercross Championships, making them an ideal team for the FIM Supercross World Championship. Based at the Millsaps Training Center in the United States, Konsky’s team is led by former Ecuadorian racing star Martin Davalos. Riders include Wilson Todd and Max Anstie in the 250 class, and Dean Wilson and a rider to be named on 450.

Muc-Off / FXR / ClubMX – ClubMX owner Brandon Haas has transformed his Minnesota backyard project into one of the most respected training centers in the world. A former pro rider, Haas opened ClubMX to provide riders with everything they need to hone their craft with a state-of-the-art, year-round training facility featuring four motocross tracks, four supercross tracks and a full team of riding coaches. , fitness trainers, full-time nutritionist and chef, physiologist, orthopedist and track team. In 2018, Haas partnered with Scott Jeffery, a builder and businessman with a successful history in Canadian motocross, to start the ClubMX professional racing team, which has grown into a well-established and well-regarded program in motocross competition. supercross and motocross. This team has yet to announce its runners for 2022.

Honda NILS – The eminent French motocross pilot Livia Lancelot, has been working as Team Manager since 2017 in the MX2 category of the MXGP World Championship. She now becomes the most decorated female team leader in major Supercross anywhere in the world, managing the Italian Honda NILS World SX team. This team has yet to announce its runners for 2022.

While we hope to be able to watch the Supercross World Championship, no broadcast or streaming coverage has yet been announced. We’ll let you know as soon as we know more.

Earnest L. Veasey