The first of the 6-round 2023 World Supercross Championship takes place this Saturday night in Birmingham, England. We bring to you all you need to know on an easy-view list that includes timetables, live stream, team guide, race format, and calendar. All the information alongside with keynotes.
The FIM World Supercross British Grand Prix will make its triumphant return to the United Kingdom as the opening round, this time under the lights of Villa Park, which would be transformed into the supercross battlefield for the first time in its long and illustrious history as an iconic sport and entertainment venue.
The race day presents an intensive format with three back-to-back races to define the Grand Prix winner in each class. But before that, riders will hit the track for Free practices, qualifying sessions and heats, including a Superpole shootout among the top 3 from each WSX class heat.
Free Practice: Practice sessions for both the SX2 and WSX sessions generally occur previous to gate openings. There also will be a pair of sessions the day before.
Time Qualifying: Each class will have a 10 minutes qualifying session featuring all 22 riders. Lap times will determine gate selection for heat races.
Heats: Two heat races per class will determine riders starting gate order for Main Events. The heat with the fastest overall time has preference over the other.
- SX2 Heat Format: 5 Laps | 11 Riders per heat
- WSX Heat Format: 6 Laps | 11 Riders per heat
Superpole: The top 3 finishers from each of the WSX class Heats will complete a single a lap time trial to determine the starting gate selection for all 3 Main Events.
Points: 1st = 25pts | 2nd = 22pts | 3rd = 20pts | 4th = 18pts | 5th = 16pts
*From 6th place on, points reduce by one for remaining 17 places.
TEAM – RIDER GUIDE:
The WSX Championship has a unique model in Supercross with 10 exclusive team licenses with 2 riders per class. This year the teams remain the same as last year but with new additions in each class.
Among the teams, there are five brands (Suzuki, KTM, Kawasaki, Honda, and Yamaha) with forty riders from seventh different countries: USA (25), France (7), Australia (3), and United Kingdom (2). Then Germany, Venezuela, and Brazil have one each other. All of them with plenty of experience in Supercross and Arenacross racing.
Jack Brunell #155 (WSX) and Dylan Woodcock #260 (SX2) will be the only Wildcards.
|PMG Suzuki||Ken Roczen #1 & Kyle Chisholm #11||Hunter Yoder 58 & Cullin Park 67|
|MDK KTM||Anthony Rodríguez 7 & Cade Clason 68||Justin Bogle 19 & Max Miller 604|
|BUD Kawasaki||Justin Hill 46 & Cedric Soubeyras 85||Anthony Bourdon 945 & Adrien Escoffier 137|
|RWR Kawasaki /Yamaha||Joey Savatgy 17 & Colt Nichols 45||Shane McElrath 1 & Henry Miller 66|
|Honda NILS||Jordi Tixier 911 & Kevin Moranz 80||Chris Blose 3 & Kyle Peters 110|
|MCR Honda||Vince Friese 3 & Cole Seely 14||Mitchel Oldenburg 7 & Mike Alessi 800|
|FirePower Honda||Justin Brayton 10 & Dean Wilson 15||Gage Linville 40 & Max Anstie 99|
|GSM Yamaha||Thomas Ramette 6 & Greg Aranda 20||Maxime Desprey 141 & Jace Owen 401|
|CDR Yamaha||Josh Hill 75 & Grant Harlan 78||Luke Clout 4 & Aaron Tanti 9|
|ClubMX Yamaha||Matt Moss 102 & Josh Cartwright 290||Enzo Lopes 56 & Luke Neese 125|
TIMETABLE & TV
International broadcast live is available on wsx.tv you can buy a sole GP or the entire season.
*Based on Local Time (GMT+1)
|SX2 Qualifying – Group 1||14:30|
|SX2 Qualifying – Group 2||14:42|
|WSX Qualifying – Group 1||14:56|
|WSX Qualifying – Group 2||15:08|
|SX2 Heat 1||18:07|
|SX2 Heat 2||18:16|
|WSX Heat 1||18:37|
|WSX Heat 2||18:46|
|WSX Superpole ft. Top 6||19:08|
|SX2 – Race 1||19:20|
|SX2 – Race 2||19:33|
|SX2 – Race 3||19:46|
|WSX – Race 1||20:35|
|WSX – Race 2||20:50|
|WSX – Race 3||21:05|
The WSX has been updated lately due to the drop of France GP that was supposed to be the second round of the season on July 22nd. Now the second round will take place on September 30th at Singapur. Abu Dhabi joins as a France replacement for the penultimate round.
|1||1st July||Birminham – England|
|3||14th October||Dusseldorf, Germany|
|4||28th October||Vancouver, Canada|
|5||4 & 5 November||Yas Island, Abu Dhabi|
|6||24 & 25 November||Melbourne, Australia|