Earlier this year, the FIM withdrew its involvement from the AMA Supercross championship and subsequently announced its involvement with the new SX Global series. Since then, we’ve had a slow but steady stream of updates on that series, and the latest news blast tells us the new world championship’s tentative schedule—and it includes a Canadian race date.
According to the schedule announced by SX Global this week, the seven-round series will include a race at Vancouver’s BC Place on October 28, 2023.
That’s the first FIM-sanctioned Supercross race to run in Canada in a long, long time; the AMA series ran a few races here in the past, usually in Toronto, but for various reasons we haven’t seen a Supercross race here in years.
Now, that top-tier racing is coming back! At least, the SX Global series is coming here, and although we have only seen a couple of events featuring riders from the new series (Cardiff and Melbourne), the people behind this series have a lot of experience running massive race events in Australia. This shouldn’t turn out to be some terrible fly-by-night disaster.
SX Global CEO Adam Bailey says the series’ first two events showed there’s demand for what the series offers, and that this six-race season is only the start of a plan to run events all around the world: “Our pilot season was designed to test what is possible and prove that the sport of supercross has strong demand from fans in previously underserved countries across the world … The incredible fan response and attendance for events in Cardiff and Melbourne reinforced that our instincts were indeed correct, and we are now powered by strong momentum and interest from cities, promoters, broadcasters and sponsors all wanting to be part of the new global championship. We are excited to continue to showcase this incredible sport to fans across the globe”.
Stay tuned on this one; we’ll give you ticket details and other info when we can. This will be the best chance many Canadians have to watch Supercross stars live this season, and if Vancouver does well, maybe Montreal or Toronto might be added to the schedule next year?