News 31 Jan 2018

Split Rhythm supercross concept to debut at Adelaide 500

Richardson, Waters, Metcalfe and more to contest innovative event.

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Adelaide 500 organisers have confirmed that a ‘Split Rhythm’ supercross will form part of the 2018 event between 1-3 March in South Australia.

In place of the Enduro-X events that have been staged in recent years, the 450-metre New Holland Split Rhythm concept will be more closely related to supercross in a world-first.

The Split Rhythm circuit will see riders launch out of the gates together through the first set of obstacles, before the track splits into a pair of standalone lanes in the mid-section. Two turns later and they rejoin side-by-side for the run to the line via a whoop section and final set of rhythms.

Adelaide 500 general manager Nathan Cayzer is excited to welcome the new attraction for the 20th anniversary event: “The Adelaide 500 offers so much more than just one race. We are constantly looking for new attractions to deliver a premium offering of entertainment for fans and 2018 will be no exception.

“In previous years we have seen Enduro-X and Super Enduro-X take the event by storm and I am excited announce that in 2018 fans can look forward to another innovative international two-wheeled attraction.”

Situated by the main entrance to the event, there will be plenty of New Holland Split Rhythm action across the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event, with multiple sessions on all days for fans and newcomers to the sport.

Today’s announcement has confirmed the first group of racers set to compete in Adelaide, including Australian SX2 champion Jackson Richardson, America-bound Todd Waters, plus South Australian duo Brett Metcalfe and Luke Arbon. More are to be announced in the coming weeks.

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