Dean Wilson will bolster the lineup of British riders competing for world championship glory when Cardiff hosts the opening round of the 2022 World Supercross Championship, with the British Grand Prix taking place in Principality Stadium on Saturday 8 October. The 30-year-old Scot will race in the WSX (450cc) class, alongside world class names such as two-time World Supercross champion Chad Reed from Australia, former World Motocross champion from Germany Ken Roczen, and former World Supercross champion and current AMA Supercross Champion, Eli Tomac. Wilson has yet to finalise and announce which of the 10 exclusively licenced Teams, he will compete with.

Wilson, who boasts a US Pro Motocross title to his name and a best of sixth in the World Supercross Championship in 2019, said, “Despite all my years competing in supercross in the USA, I’ve never had the chance to do so in front of a home crowd, so I’m naturally really excited for the new World Supercross Championship to be coming to the UK and to Cardiff. Hopefully I’ll be able to feed on that and challenge for the win, in front of my friends and family.” Supercross is the spectacle of intense dirt bike racing in a stadium environment and combines the adrenaline-fueled action with live music, freestyle motocross stunts, and awe-inspiring pyrotechnics, making it a perfect family night out. When Principality Stadium is transformed into a dirt bike battleground on Saturday 8 October, 10 teams and 40 of the best riders from across the globe will do battle for over US$250,000 in prize money and international supremacy. Tickets are on sale here. 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.