FIM World Supercross Championship
Two-time FIM World Supercross champion and global supercross star Chad Reed is making a comeback to challenge for his third world title, as he becomes the latest high-profile name to join the star-studded rider lineup that will contest this year’s championship. Round one gets underway in Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday 8 October and tickets are on sale now, here.
Racing for the well-established American supercross operation, MDK Motorsport, Reed joins the likes of Ken Roczen, Cardiff wildcard Eli Tomac, Justin Brayton, Vince Friese, Cole Seely, and Dean Wilson.
The announcement of Reed’s inclusion in the Championship comes as the city of Melbourne – in his native Australia – has been confirmed as the host city for the second round of the championship, with racing taking place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October at Marvel Stadium.
“Opportunities like WSX don’t come along every day. Growing up in Australia, I have always enjoyed an opportunity to grab my passport, travel the world, and ride my dirt bike. After two years of retirement, I have a new perspective on racing at the highest level. I am beyond excited to get back on the bike, into the athletic mindset and ready to compete to win in October,” said Chad Reed. “The WSX Championship going global is the biggest thing to happen to supercross in its history and I’m looking forward to joining Mark Kvamme and the MDK team. They possess the technical expertise, resources, and passion I need behind me to be successful.
He added, “I haven’t raced in Melbourne since 2019, so it’ll be an unbelievable experience to get back here in October and go up against the best current riders in the world. It’s going to be an epic experience competing for an FIM-sanctioned world championship.”
“The addition of Australia’s own supercross legend and two-time world champion Chad Reed to the 10 team and 40 world class rider field is incredible,” said Adam Bailey, SX Global’s managing director – motorsport. “He only adds to what is already a star-studded lineup of the world’s best supercross riders and it’s going to be great watching him mix it with the likes of Roczen and Brayton. The WSX Championship is the future of world supercross.”
Tickets for the FIM World Supercross British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, are on sale here.