News 18 May 2017

Carmichael to return for Sydney's AUS-X Open in 2017

The GOAT making second Australian appearance this November.

Source: Supplied.

AUS-X Open organisers have announced Ricky Carmichael is heading back to Sydney on 11-12 November to make his second appearance at the Australian Supercross spectacular.

Legendary American Carmichael was on-hand at the inaugural running two years ago and will make another appearance for the upcoming 2017 edition.

“I’m beyond excited to return down under for the AUS-X Open in 2017!” commented Carmichael. “When I came down for the 2015 event, I didn’t quite know what to expect initially, however during and after the event I was absolutely blown away by how much fun it was, plus how professional the event was carried out.

“Returning in 2017 was a very easy decision. I love Australia, the fans are amazing, plus with the addition of Chad [Reed] and Jason [Anderson], I’m just as excited as a fan to see this battle unfold. If you are a supercross fan from wherever in the world, you won’t want to miss this!”

Event co-founder and director Adam Bailey said the addition of Carmichael was another significant boost for what’s shaping up to be an incredible event after already announcing both Reed and Anderson will line-up.

“Having Ricky on board for 2017 is absolutely incredible,” said Bailey. “What he brought to the event in 2015 as a whole was insane. The fans loved him and he truly reciprocated that by giving each and every single person the time of day like no other – there’s no doubt he’s a legend both on and off the motorcycle.

“It’s certainly been a big week of announcements, but truthfully, we’re just getting warmed up. We’re pumped to drop some bombshells in the very near future – watch this space.”

Further announcements regarding athlete line up, revised ticket pricing and much more are expected to follow in the coming days.