The new World Supercross Championship is still working on the second season, which so far has only celebrated one event (Birmingham) before facing the fall of one of its main investors.
The Championship has been on stand by since the first race, but now things seem to be getting back on track. A few weeks ago we learned that a new group of investors has taken over the rights to the series, which is great news for promoters and fans. The bad news is that several of the races agreed for this year have been canceled. The Singapore, German and Canadian Grands Prix will not be held as scheduled this year; however, the Abu Dhabi (November 4) and Australian (November 24 & 25) Grands Prix will still be held as scheduled, although this time officiating as the second and third races; or as the last two, for a better interpretation.
Adam Bailey, CEO of SX Global, has spoken out regarding the current state of the championship.
“We want to do everything to the highest standard, and to ensure that every WSX experience is a fantastic and memorable one. In keeping with this mantra, the new ownership group decided these calendar revisions were required at this time. The recency of the ownership change has created logistical challenges that are difficult to overcome in a matter of weeks. Therefore, we’ll instead refocus to make sure that the 2023 Abu Dhabi and Melbourne WSX events are executed to the best possible level, and to continue the important progress of building the championship for 2024 and beyond. The 2023 WSX Abu Dhabi & Australian Grands Prix remain on-sale and the demand has been very strong. It is all systems go for both of these events as I say and they are shaping up to be our best events yet, with plenty of compelling and exciting racing still to come before our 2023 FIM World Supercross Champions are crowned.”
“To the many fans who bought tickets for the WSX event in Singapore – naturally you will receive full refunds. For those who have been waiting patiently for German and Canadian WSX updates, we understand you’ll be frustrated, but we will be back very soon to make sure it was worth the wait. These calendar changes have been made in alignment with the FIM, who remain fully supportive of our drive to make WSX one of the preeminent motorsports’ properties in the world. We’d like to thank our supporters for their patience and unwavering support throughout this period of transition for WSX.”