News 23 Oct 2020

Townley introduces innovative 'SX4' concept in New Zealand

Reimagine the sport of motocross with world-first event to take place.

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Former world champion Ben Townley has introduced an innovative new concept in New Zealand that is set to reimagine the sport of motocross, the inaugural ‘SX4’ event set for Digger McEwan Motocross Park in Taupo on 9 January.

In an all-new format that will combine motocross with elements from supercross and speedway, 15 races will feature four riders each, consisting a four-lap motos on a track layout that features four turns and four obstacles.

“I want fans to love our sport, I want our industry to grow, but most importantly I want our sport to be mainstream,” Townley explained. “SX4 will give us the platform to achieve this! I am super-stoked with how things are starting to come together for our first ever SX4 event. The industry have been super-supportive of my ideas and I’m looking forward to seeing spectators share the love as we build towards 9 January.”

Over the last few years a site at the Taupo Motorcycle Club has been a labour of love for Townley, who has played an integral part in the development. The new track will be tested at a demonstration event this coming Labour Weekend as part of MXFest prior to the first standalone SX4 event at the beginning of 2021.

For more information on the inaugural SX4 set for Taupo on 9 January and to buy tickets, which are on sale now through Eventbrite, head to