News 30 Jul 2021

Not game over for AUS-X Open despite increased challenges

Promoters insist on only running Melbourne supercross at full-scale.

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Promoters of the AUS-X Open Melbourne insist it’s not game over for the event despite the likeliness of it being cancelled for the second-straight year in 2021.

The prestigious event was forced to cancel in a Covid-19 impacted 2020, however it was revealed this week that it’s ‘very unlikely’ the supercross will return this year as they continue to face challenges and restrictions, along with uncertainty surrounding the ongoing outbreaks in the country.

The challenges haven’t deterred or disheartened AUS-X Open co-founder Adam Bailey, who insists they’re still really excited about the event and will only host the high-profile international race if they can run it at the full-scale fans have come to expect from them.

“I think that’s the message we really want to get across – we’re really excited for the AUS-X Open, it’s just a matter of timing,” Bailey declared to

“We won’t don’t it unless we can do it properly – a full-scale with a full crowd, and with the best international riders in the world – we wouldn’t do it unless that was the case because we don’t want to damage the brand and underdeliver to our fans.

“The reality is that unless we can run it completely and properly, the standard we expect, then we wouldn’t do it. But yeah, we’re excited for when that day comes again.”

While the AUS-X Open is likely to be shelved in 2021, a five-round Australian Supercross Championship is still outlined to take place this season.