International line-up revealed for South Australian competition.
The opening round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the Superloop Adelaide 500, will feature a Moto X Step Up competition for the very first time on 28 February-3 March.
The street circuit opener has regularly hosted dirt bike disciplines alongside the on-track action, including endurocross and split-rhythm in previous years, however 2019 marks a new beginning for the sideshow event that will offer up a $40,000 prize pool.
Boasting a stellar national and international line up, Australians and X Games medalists Corey Creed and Jarryd McNeil will be joined by American duo Colby Raha and Tom Parsons, as well as Libor Podmol from the Czech Republic.
“It’s going to be fun going up against the best in the world but I’m going to give myself the best chance to win,” Creed explained. “The opportunity to compete in Adelaide for the first time is exciting – I can’t wait to get to Adelaide and put on a show for all the fans.”
Raha added: “I’m stoked to compete in the Step Up competition in Adelaide with the Aussies. It’s cool to see how big the industry has become in Australia over the years and the level of riders coming from there. Now, coming off a third in Step Up at the last X Games, I’m ready to go again – it’s time to go big!”
Moto X Step Up will see the bar increase in height, beginning at 36 feet and sometimes reaching 55 feet in order to secure eliminations. If a rider is unsuccessful in their two attempts they are eliminated, with the final remaining rider being determined as the winner.