The troubled WSX Global Supercross series is now down to three rounds following the cancellation of rounds in Singapore, Germany and Canada. The French round was also cancelled recently. So the opener in Birmingham in July will now be followed by Abu Dhabi on November 4-5 and Australia on November 24-25.
SX Global, the promoters of the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), was recently sold to an investment group led by tenured sports investors Kyril Louis-Dreyfus and Juan Sartori. The pair join SX Global’s CEO Adam Bailey to form the new ownership and leadership group.
This has now been followed by the latest announcement which reads:
SX Global, the promoters of the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), today announced revisions to their 2023 calendar. The 2023 WSX Singaporean, German and Canadian Grands Prix will not proceed as planned this year; however, the 2023 WSX Abu Dhabi & Australian Grands Prix will still run as scheduled, ensuring an exciting world championship battle of world class motor racing remains for 2023.
SX Global’s CEO, Adam Bailey, noted WSX’s continued commitment to hosting exceptional events as being at the core of the decision, with the calendar revisions being made for the long-term benefit of the championship.
“Singapore, Germany and Canada remain crucial growth markets for WSX, and we intend to return to each of those markets very soon. 2023 was to be WSX’s first foray into these markets and we want to make sure we do each of these crucial markets absolute justice.”
He continued: “We want to do everything to the highest standard, and to ensure that every WSX experience is a fantastic and memorable one. In keeping with this mantra, the new ownership group decided these calendar revisions were required at this time. The recency of the ownership change has created logistical challenges that are difficult to overcome in a matter of weeks. Therefore, we’ll instead refocus to make sure that the 2023 Abu Dhabi and Melbourne WSX events are executed to the best possible level, and to continue the important progress of building the championship for 2024 and beyond. The 2023 WSX Abu Dhabi & Australian Grands Prix remain on-sale and the demand has been very strong. It is all systems go for both of these events as I say and they are shaping up to be our best events yet, with plenty of compelling and exciting racing still to come before our 2023 FIM World Supercross Champions are crowned.”
“To the many fans who bought tickets for the WSX event in Singapore – naturally you will receive full refunds. For those who have been waiting patiently for German and Canadian WSX updates, we understand you’ll be frustrated, but we will be back very soon to make sure it was worth the wait. These calendar changes have been made in alignment with the FIM, who remain fully supportive of our drive to make WSX one of the preeminent motorsports’ properties in the world. We’d like to thank our supporters for their patience and unwavering support throughout this period of transition for WSX.