Honda Genuine Honda Racing, led by motocross and supercross veteran Yarrive Konsky and managed by former racing star, Martin Davalos, is proud to announce the signing of Max Anstie and Wilson Todd as their riders competing in SX2 (250cc) for the FIM-sanctioned World Supercross Championship’s pilot season. The championship will kick off with the WSX British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday 8 October.
Anstie, a 10-year-plus powerhouse of motocross racing, is currently on a three-race stint in the Pro Motocross series and recently posted an impressive sixth-place finish at the Southwick National aboard the team’s CRF450R. As he continues to build his racing resume, Anstie is sure to be a formidable 250cc competitor in the SX2 class. Born in Newbury, England, the FIM World Supercross Championship’s first Grand Prix is in Anstie’s backyard giving him additional motivation as he competes for a podium in front of thousands of fans watching in stadium and millions watching worldwide.
“I’m very excited to be racing for Yarrive, Martin and the Honda Genuine Honda Racing team competing for an FIM-sanctioned world championship. It’s the chance of a lifetime, and I’m thrilled to be a part of a race team with a rich history in the sport,” said Anstie. “Growing up in England, I dreamt of competing in front of my friends, family and thousands of die-hard supercross fans, and now I have that opportunity in Cardiff, so I’ll be ready to take advantage and am looking forward to competing.”
Rounding out Honda Genuine Honda Racing’s SX2 class is Australian rider, Wilson Todd. New to the Honda team, Todd brings a wealth of racing experience, including Motocross Grand Prix and Australian Supercross, that will serve him and the team well in their efforts to win an FIM World Supercross Championship during this year’s WSX pilot season. An announcement of the WSX (450cc) riders to finalize the team’s lineup is forthcoming.
“We’re excited to get our SX2 riders locked in as we embark on this unprecedented global competition in the FIM World Supercross Championship and believe Max and Wilson will compete at the highest level and provide our team with a chance to claim a World Supercross Championship,” said Yarrive Konsky, owner of the Honda Genuine Honda Racing team. “Max and Wilson are consummate professionals who will lead by example and provide our team the necessary tenacity and experience to compete on a global level. We’re excited about the prospects of our two WSX riders and believe they will solidify a formidable lineup to compete in the FIM World Supercross Championship.”
The FIM World Supercross Championship recently announced tickets were on sale for the first Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, which can be found here. The FIM World Supercross Championship 2022 will serve as a pilot season, allowing the championship to establish itself and build momentum going into 2023. From 2023, and subsequent years, the FIM World Supercross Championship expand annually between June and November, with up to 12 events in 2023.
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.
About SX Global
Based in Australia, SX Global is a collective of world class sports marketing and entertainment experts who operate globally within the motorsports and entertainment industries. Considered the ‘founding father’ of the modern era of Australian motor racing, Tony Cochrane leads the SX Global team as president, bringing more than 45 years of experience in developing and managing successful motorsports series and events. Managing Directors, Adam Bailey, a former competitive rider, and Ryan Sanderson, bring extensive proven experience in supercross event development, management, and promotion after five years of successfully delivering the largest action sports and supercross event in the southern hemisphere, the AUS-X Open.