The FIM World Supercross Championship has announced the finalisation of the rider roster for the upcoming 2023 season. With the remaining 13 rider spots now filled, the anticipation for the opening round in Birmingham on July 1 continues to build.
SX Global CEO Adam Bailey said this announcement marks an important milestone in the organisation’s efforts to take supercross to fans around the world with an even greater spread of international talent.
“Since day one, it’s been our ambition to draw talent from all over the world, and I feel that this year’s lineup to date supports that,” said Bailey.
“The teams have done a fantastic job assembling a remarkable group of top riders determined to win a world title, and we have athletes from the USA, France, England, Scotland, Venezuela, Germany, Australia, Canada and Brazil. We have a mix of returning riders and new faces, and each rider brings their own unique style, personality and fan following that will translate into fantastic racing and intense rivalries.
“We’re just weeks away from Birmingham, and we couldn’t be more excited to arrive in England at the start of our first full season. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds when racing kicks off at Villa Park.”
The Craig Dack Racing team will remain virtually unchanged as Josh Hill returns to the WSX 450 class, while Aaron Tanti and Luke Clout will contest a second season in the SX2 250 class. Tanti will be out for redemption when the new season kicks off after just falling shy of the podium in 2022, finishing fourth overall.
Rounding out the BUD Racing team are Frenchmen Anthony Bourdon and Adrien Escoffier, who will contest the SX2 250 class in this year’s championship. The two riders had strong seasons in 2022, both finishing in the top 10 in the WSX 450 class.
Jace Owen is another familiar face returning to the World Supercross Championship arena. He has switched to the Team GSM camp for 2023 but will continue to race in the SX2 250 class.
Three new recruits in the WSX 450 class are Kevin Moranz (Honda NILS), Anthony Rodriguez (MDK Motorsports SX) and Grant Harlan (Craig Dack Racing).
World Supercross Championship newcomers in the SX2 250 class include young guns Cullin Park and Hunter Yoder, who will enjoy learning from their legendary PMG teammate Ken Roczen, Max Miller, who joins MDK Motorsports, and Gage Linville, who will join Firepower Polyflor Honda.
Tickets for the World Supercross British Grand Prix are on sale now.
Confirmed 2023 World Supercross Championship Riders
|Rick Ware Racing|
|Firepower Froth Honda|
|Firepower Polyflor Honda|
|MDK Motorsports SX|
|Club MX FXR|
|Craig Dack Racing|
The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) is an international championship led by SX Global in Australia. The World Supercross Championship was primarily based in the USA before the world governing body for motorcycle sport, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), awarded SX Global the exclusive organisational and commercial rights to stage and promote the World Supercross Championship from 2022 onwards.
Last year, the WSX pilot season was launched at Principality Stadium in Cardiff to over 35,000 fans before it headed down under, where 50,000 fans witnessed the finale across two nights at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The 2022 championship saw Ken Roczen from Germany win the WSX class, and Shane McElrath from the USA win the SX2 class.
WSX offers the biggest prize money in World Supercross Championship history, with US$250,000 to be won at each round across the two racing classes – WSX (450cc) and SX2 (250cc). Under its independent team franchise model, the championship also features unprecedented financial support for teams and riders. WSX provides an elevated experience for fans through unique race formats, broadcast innovations, and in-stadium entertainment suitable for people and families of all ages.
2023 World Supercross Championship Calendar
JULY 1: British GP Villa Park, Birmingham
JULY 22: French GP Groupama Stadium Lyon-Décines
SEPTEMBER 30: Singapore GP National Stadium, Singapore
OCTOBER 14: German GP Merkur Spiel Arena, Dusseldorf
OCTOBER 28: Canadian GP BC Place, Vancouver
NOVEMBER 24/25: Australian GP Marvel Stadium, Melbourne