News 16 May 2023

Australian Supercross Championship calendar announced for 2023

Series reduced to three rounds under new structure for this year.

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The 2023 Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) calendar has been announced, with the series reduced to three rounds under a new structure this year.

The series will commence in Newcastle on 11 November, with McDonald Jones Stadium hosting round one with the unique Triple Crown format.

From there, the season will move to Marvel Stadium on 24 November, with round two taking place at Melbourne’s World Supercross Championship (WSX) event, as the 2023 AUSX finals will then take place at Adelaide Showground on 2 December, drawing the season to a close.

“Following industry feedback and considering the cost of travel right now – we believe three rounds makes sense for 2023, with the view to move to four rounds in 2024 and then five in 2025,” said AME Group director of motorsport Kevin Williams.

“Most importantly for this year, we wanted to prioritise quality over quantity when it comes to rounds and racing and create a stable footing for sustainable growth moving forward.”

Fox Racing will return as the title sponsor, and support classes SX3 Cup and a revised 85cc class for 12 to under 14-year-olds are set to feature alongside the SX1 and SX2 categories throughout the championship.

For 2023, AME Group will become the sole promoter controlling the Australian Supercross Championship, with a three-year strategy developed around supporting the sport and series to deliver incremental and sustainable growth for supercross in Australia.

2023 Australian Supercross Championship calendar:
Rd1 – 11 NOV – McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, NSW
Rd2 – 24 NOV – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Rd3 – 2 DEC – Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide, SA