Unbelievably, the FIM has indeed found a partner to host an FIM Supercross World Championship. SX Global in Australia will take control of the championship, which has been created in response to Feld Entertainment cutting ties with the FIM ahead of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross. SX Global are known for hosting the AUS-X Open, an incredibly successful off-season event in Australia.
“After a strong and fruitful relationship over the last two decades between FIM, Feld Entertainment and AMA, it is now time to start a new journey to ensure a bright future for supercross,” said Jorge Viegas (the president of the FIM). “In order to support the growth and commercial viability of the series, the FIM believes that SX Global has the expertise and the ability to deliver a first class FIM Supercross World Championship. The new series will offer exciting races thanks to the passion and extended experience of the SX Global team, with a plan that will gradually expand the championship to new countries and territories across the world.”
It remains to be seen where the series will visit. One would presume that it will start in a fashion similar to the Oceania series, visiting Australia and New Zealand for three-to-four events in the winter (summer on that continent). SX Global and the FIM seemingly mean business, having already released a website promoting the series. The website states that more news will be shared in January 2022.
“It’s been a tremendous journey over the past five months to bring our team together with some of the most experienced people in all facets of motorsports now coordinating a sharp focus on supercross and its global expansion,” said the president of SX Global, Tony Cochrane. “We would very much like to thank the FIM for their strong support of our vision and plan and in particular its President, Jorge Viegas, who has shown great leadership in working to bring this together in such a short timeframe. Fans have been demanding world class Supercross in so many countries – it’s a special day for all of those fans and at the end of the day, fans are our No. 1 consideration.”