News 21 Jun 2019

Brisbane Entertainment Centre named as AUS Supercross opener

Indoor venue completes 2019 Australian Supercross Championship calendar.

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The 2019 Australian Supercross Championship calendar is complete following the announcement of Brisbane Entertainment Centre hosting round one of the series on 12 October in Queensland.

The indoor venue, which has gained round presenting sponsors Dunlop and Motorex, further strengthens the series, and is set to host 9500 supercross fans.

“History shows indoor arenas create high levels of exciting and entertaining supercross racing,” said TBE’s Troy Bayliss. “Fans are treated to an experience like no other, the tracks are tight and produce incredible racing full of passes.

“Some manufacturers have already indicated more international talent will be competing in the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship due to the inclusion of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

“We want to make sure the series kicks off with a bang in 2019 and this venue will allow us to do that. The Supercross Masters era and more recently in Sydney, supercross sold out arenas year-on-year and we expect the same in Brisbane.

“It’s one-night-only, we won’t be announcing another night closer to the event, the stadium holds 9500 fans and we have removed allocation for corporate and hospitality requirements so we expect the night to sell out well in advance.”

Round one, backed by Honda Motorcycles Australia, will run a completely unique ‘Double Header’ format this year, with SX1 and SX2 classes contesting two main event finals, with points from each determining the round winner, resulting in more racing for the fans.

2019 Australian Supercross Championship calendar:
Rd1 – 12 October – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Rd2 – 19 October – Gillman Speedway, Port Adelaide
Rd3 – 9 November – WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Rd4 – 16 November – Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand (S-X Open Auckland)
Rd5 – 30 November – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne (AUS-X Open Melbourne)