News 19 Jun 2012

2012 Australian Supercross Championship calendar announced (updated)

Motorcycling Australia has officially confirmed dates that will make up the 2012 Australian Supercross Championship calendar.

Australian Supercross will make its anticipated return under a new guise in October. Image: Sport The Library.

Motorcycling Australia has officially confirmed via its website the dates that will make up the 2012 Australian Supercross Championship calendar.

Promoted by International Entertainment Group, the series will span the expected four-round duration with events in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

“Our goal is to increase our audience ship and profile the sport to new customers, whilst maintaining traditional values by making it affordable to our existing ones,” IEG managing director Yarrive Konksy said.

“The sport of supercross is amazing and our Australian talent is dynamic and fast. The 2012 championship will provide thrilling racing and entertainment at affordable prices.”

Motorcycling Australia CEO David White is excited about the opportunities the calendar will deliver for riders and spectators alike.

“Supercross is an exciting element of Australian Motorcycle Sport and MA is thrilled that the 2012 calendar will bring that excitement to crowds throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland,” White said.

“We are also thrilled that, for the first time, Motorcycle Sport fans attending the MotoGP will get the opportunity to witness this great championship in action.

“MA is looking forward to watching the 2012 Championship unfold across these four locations throughout October and November.”

Venues for the 2012 series are yet to be announced by IEG or MA.

Update: MA has now removed all signs of the official calendar announcement from its website after initially only revising round two to TBA. Stay tuned for more when we have it.

Update Two: An amended calendar has been released, removing the initial 27 October date at Phillip Island in Victoria. Instead, round two is now TBA on all accounts.

2012 Australian Supercross Championship Calendar (revised):
Rd1 – 13–14 October – Dubbo, NSW
Rd2 – TBA
Rd3 – 17 November – Newcastle, NSW
Rd4 – 24 November – Toowoomba, QLD