Two more FIM World Supercross Championship teams named, one squad to be announced.
SX Global, the promoters of the FIM World Supercross Championship, have dropped another bombshell, as two established teams have signed up for the championship. Honda Genuine Honda Racing, currently known as Fire Power Honda, and Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX will compete. Following these two announcements, there’s just a single team to be announced. It remains to be seen who that will be. The official communication from SX Global can be found below.
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(July 13, 2022) – SX Global, the Australian sports and entertainment company spearheading the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), today announced the addition of two more teams to its line-up of 10 exclusive licenses for its global WSX championship kicking off on Saturday 08 October in Cardiff, Wales at Principality Stadium, including Honda Genuine Honda Racing and Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX. These two established veterans in Australian and American motocross and supercross provide the WSX a deeper foundation of teams in cornerstone markets, paving the way for a successful pilot season.
The latest teams and principals are broken down in greater detail below:
Honda Genuine Honda Racing (Yarrive Konsky): An incredibly rich history in Australian and United States supercross, Yarrive Konsky’s career with Honda spans two decades. The highly-competitive team’s stable of experienced riders have won the last four Australian Supercross Championships making them an ideal team for the FIM World Supercross Championship. Based out of the Millsaps Training Facility in the United States, the team is managed by former racing star Martin Davalos who competed at the highest level in American supercross and motocross with seven wins to his name. The prominent Ecuadorian spearheads the day-to-day operations of the US racing program and will oversee the team’s growth on a global stage.
Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX (Brandon Haas and Scott Jeffery): Owner of ClubMX, Brandon Haas turned his Minnesota backyard project into one of the most highly-respected training facilities in the world. A former professional rider, Haas opened ClubMX to provide riders everything they need to hone their craft with a year-round, state-of-the-art training facility, including four motocross tracks, four supercross tracks, and a full staff of riding coaches, fitness trainers, a nutritionist and full-time chef, physiologist, orthopedic and track crew. In 2018, Haas partnered with Scott Jeffery, a builder and businessman with a successful history in Canadian motocross, to start the professional ClubMX race team, which has grown into a well-established and reputable program competing in supercross and motocross.
“With the addition of Honda Genuine Honda Racing, which brings a unique combination of success in American and international competition, and Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX, which has an established supercross team in the ‘States with a state-of-the-art training facility, to the WSX Championship it continues to reinforce a rock-solid foundation of experienced, competitive teams for this global championship. From day one, our priority has been ensuring the highest levels of sophistication, talent and competition for this championship, and these two licensed teams deliver on that promise in spades.” – Adam Bailey (Director of Motorsport at SX Global)
SX Global will be finalizing and announcing the last licensed team for the WSX Championship in the coming weeks. Additionally, the WSX announced superstar Ken Roczen to compete in the championship, who will battle against Eli Tomac as a wildcard entry at the British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, while riders slated to run in the WSX Championship will be announced in the coming weeks.
A model unprecedented in supercross yet utilized amongst the majority of thriving sports leagues and motorsports series around the world, WSX features an exclusive team ownership structure that allows each team to increase its value over time, while also enabling a host of commercial opportunities on global and regional levels for international and local events. This unique model, combined with SX Global’s allocation of $50 million specifically for team and rider support over the championship’s first five years, has driven widespread interest for the coveted 10-team allotment, as evidenced by more than 40 ownership applications submitted from suitors across the globe.