The World Supercross Championship, which kicks off the 2022 season with the British Grand with the British Grand Prix at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday 8 October, is supporting this year’s Airborne Gunner Supercross event, which takes place tomorrow [Tuesday 9 August] at Cusses Gorse, with each class winner receiving VIP access to the British Grand Prix.
Run by the Steel Hawk Motorcycle Club, the Airborne Gunner Supercross event will see youngsters compete on automatic bikes, 65cc machines, small and big wheel 85s, and in a rookie 125 class, with ages ranging from seven to 15-years-old.
The World Supercross Championship will support the grassroots event, with the winning rider in each category receiving a VIP and behind the scenes access to the British Grand Prix, with pit walks and rider-meet-and-greets.
Adam Bailey, managing director for motorsport for the world championship, said, “It’s fantastic to see young riders getting involved in supercross from such a young age and it’s great to be able to support the event with a money-can’t-buy prize for the five different youth winners there will be from the different classes of racing. Everyone starts somewhere, and it could just be that the winners this week, that get to come and see their heroes in Cardiff in October, are eventually on the start gate of a World Supercross Championship event in the future.”
“Our aim is to develop a strong domestic supercross scene, here in the UK,” commented Paul Oughton from the Steel Hawk Motorcycle Club. “Everyone at Steel Hawk is just as excited as everyone else that the World Supercross Championship is coming to the UK for the season-opener, and hopefully it’ll further inspire riders to pursue a supercross career. For the event to be recognised and supported by the world championship is fantastic and really great for the young riders involved. For the winners, getting along to Cardiff will be an amazing experience.”
The Airborne Gunner Supercross event is the only domestic supercross event in the UK, with 2021 its inaugural year. Run by the Steel Hawk Motorcycle Club, the event highlights its commitment to the sport, alongside running the UK’s only supercross training schools, with the aim of bridging through the next Max Anstie and Dean Wilson, both of who are competing in the 2022 World Supercross Championship.
For more information on the Airborne Gunner Supercross and the Steel Hawk Motorcycle Club visit www.steelhawkmc.cc
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About FIM World Supercross Championship
The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) is a comprehensive global championship led by SX Global in Australia. The world governing body for motorcycle sport, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), awarded SX Global the exclusive organizational and commercial rights to stage and promote the World Supercross Championship commencing in 2022. The global championship represents the most progressive and ambitious platform to elevate the sport of supercross and expand its appeal across the globe. WSX will follow the established two-class format, with each independently owned team fielding four riders – two in the WSX (450cc) class, and two in the SX2 (250cc) class with a prize purse of up to USD$250,000 at each event. With more than $50 million allocated over the first five years, the global championship features an unprecedented level of financial support for teams and riders, including seed funding for every team awarded a license, appearance fees at every event, and logistics and freight support. The independent team ownership model, similar to that of F1 and NASCAR, will expand opportunities for global and local sponsors. WSX will offer an elevated experience for fans, through unique race formats, broadcast innovations, and in-stadium attractions that elevate the overall entertainment experience.