News 15 May 2018

Amateur Supercross Cup announced for selected AUS Supercross rounds

Three-round series confirmed for junior and senior motocross riders.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Amid a host of announcements released in regards to the revitalised 2018 Australian Supercross Championship is the confirmation of the Amateur Supercross Cup that will promote participation of the discipline domestically.

It was revealed today that AUS SX Holdings, organiser of the prestigious AUS-X Open, has secured the commercial rights to the Australian Supercross Championship, alongside the release of the official 2018 calendar.

The Amateur Supercross Cup will be staged over three rounds on a modified circuit from the pro version in an effort to develop the future of supercross stars here in Australia.

The all-new series will be open to both junior and senior motocross riders, and will be executed with the assistance of Scott Bannan Promotions and Troy Bayliss Events, who have been enlisted to deliver the Queensland, Victorian and South Australian rounds.

“We realise that in order to give athletes a pathway to compete as professional supercross riders, we need to give them events that they can use to gain valuable experience and track time,” AUS SX Holdings director Adam Bailey explained. “Expecting juniors to come from racing at state motocross events and progress straight into the extreme conditions of supercross racing, is not realistic.

“The 2018 Amateur Supercross Cup will be the perfect opportunity for riders to compete on a modified and safer version of the same track as their heroes and gain the experience they need to progress into successful supercross racers. This will help develop the depth of supercross talent that comes out of Australia, to take on the world scene for years to come.”

2018 Amateur Supercross Cup calendar:
Rd1 – 7 October – Coolum, Queensland
Rd2 – 14 October – TBC, Victoria
Rd3 – 21 October – Adelaide, South Australia