The World Supercross Championship (WSX) has made changes to its 2023 calendar, including the addition of three rounds of competition. The British Grand Prix, which took place in early July and saw Ken Roczen and Shane McElrath as the winners in their respective classes, was followed by the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 4th and the Australian Grand Prix on November 24-25th.
However, the 2023 WSX Singapore, German, and Canadian Grand Prix have been removed from the schedule. The Global SX CEO, Adam Bailey, stated that these markets remain important for WSX and they plan to return to them in the future. He mentioned that it is the first time WSX is entering these markets and they want to ensure they make a significant impact.
The leadership group for WSX consists of Adam Bailey, Dreyfus, and Juan Sartori. Dreyfus, a French businessman known for his ownership of the Sunderland Football Club, expressed their excitement about expanding the championship and introducing more people to the excitement of the sport.
Sartori, who is also associated with the Sunderland club, is a successful businessman in Uruguay. He holds positions in the country’s Senate and is the president and founder of the Union Group, a private investment company with global interests across various industries.
Ken Roczen, currently leading the championship points, aims to defend his title in 2022. Bailey emphasized the importance of conducting WSX events at the highest standards to create a memorable experience for all participants and fans.
Due to logistical challenges resulting from the recent change in ownership, there is a need to revise the calendar. The focus now is on ensuring the success of the 2023 Abu Dhabi and Melbourne WSX events. The goal is to continue making progress and building the championship for the future.
Tickets for the 2023 WSX Abu Dhabi and Australian Grand Prix are on sale, and there is high demand for these events. The organizers are confident in delivering the best event ever and are excited about the remaining races leading up to the crowning of the 2023 FIM World Supercross Champion.