News 23 Feb 2017

Supercross element adds to hybrid SuperEnduro-X excitement

Two-wheel action to star again during Clipsal 500 weekend.

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SuperEnduro-X fans at the Clipsal 500 Supercars event in Adelaide on 2-5 March will be treated to an all-new and exciting added supercross element announced for the 2017 running.

Featuring a unique hybrid layout, the popular one-off event will now challenge riders with technical obstacles from both the endurocross and supercross disciplines of the sport.

The idea, originating from event creator Dave Ellis and Australia’s own Dakar Rally champion Toby Price, is designed to compliment the range of contenders entering the event from multiple racing backgrounds.

“Myself and Toby Price got together last year after the event and we were throwing a few ideas around,” Ellis told “Everyone loves supercross and the endurocross has been quite popular on the entertainment side of things at the Clipsal 500, so we decided she should do a hybrid track and have half supercross guys versus half endurocross guys.

“There’s a lot of guys that have transferred over from motocross to endurocross, such as Tye Simmonds and Mike Brown for example, so we thought it would be a good way to mix it up a bit and try something different. We think it will provide some good racing as some riders will have advantages and some will have disadvantages, but at the end of the day it will all balance out.”

Ellis looks forward to introducing key supercross elements to the event to further improve the fan experience at the highly-popular annual New Holland SuperEnduro-X, powered by Monster Energy, event.

“I think what the supercross side is going to bring to the event is the rhythm sections where you see the bikes jumping different rhythms next to each other,” Ellis explained. “Some bikes are going up, some bikes are going down and that’s a spectacular part of racing and we’ve got a nice size double in there so the guys can air it out a bit. People like to see bikes jump, but they also like to see them go over challenging obstacles, so we feel we’ve touched on both of those aspects.”

Event organisers have already confirmed a who’s who of international racing, including Ben Townley, Cody Webb, Laia Sanz, Kyle Redmond, Tye Simmonds, Peter Boyle, Jesse Dobson, Ivan Long, Riley Graham, Robbie Marshall, Dylan Rees, Jacob Smith and Shane Metcalfe to date.

Visit the official event website via for further information on the New Holland SuperEnduro-X, powered by Monster Energy. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster.