UK supercross fans will get the chance to see Chad Reed go bar-to-bar with Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac when the 2022 World Supercross Championship gets underway in Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales on Saturday 8 October, with the two-time world champion announced as riding for US-based MDK Motorsport.
The global supercross star will challenge for his third world title as he joins the star-studded rider lineup that will contest this year’s championship, which also features the likes of Justin Brayton, Vince Friese, Cole Seely, and Dean Wilson.
The announcement of Reed’s inclusion in the championship comes as the city of Melbourne – in his native Australia – has been confirmed as the host city for the second round of the championship, with racing taking place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October in the Marvel Stadium.
“Opportunities like WSX don’t come along every day. Growing up in Australia, I have always enjoyed an opportunity to grab my passport, travel the world, and ride my dirt bike. After two years of retirement, I have a new perspective on racing at the highest level. I am beyond excited to get back on the bike, into the athletic mindset and ready to compete to win in October,” said Chad Reed. “The WSX Championship going global is the biggest thing to happen to supercross in its history and I’m looking forward to joining Mark Kvamme and the MDK team. They possess the technical expertise, resources, and passion I need behind me to be successful.
He added, “I haven’t raced in Melbourne since 2019, so it’ll be an unbelievable experience to get back here in October and go up against the best current riders in the world. It’s going to be an epic experience competing for an FIM-sanctioned world championship.”
“The addition of Australia’s own supercross legend and two-time world champion Chad Reed to the 10 team and 40 world class rider field is incredible,” said Adam Bailey, SX Global’s managing director – motorsport. “He only adds to what is already a star-studded lineup of the world’s best supercross riders and it’s going to be great watching him mix it with the likes of Roczen and Brayton. The WSX Championship is the future of world supercross.”
Tickets for the FIM World Supercross British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, are on sale here.