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Watch the Track Map Fly Through as the Stage Is Set for the 1st World Supercross Grand Prix

The track map for the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship season-opener has been revealed, with a GoPro fly through showing the technical nature of the track facing the teams and riders this weekend. Watch the video below.

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The vision of revered track designers Dream Traxx, the layout builds on conventional supercross models but innovates and enhances to bring high-quality, competitive racing for the fans while also ensuring there is an emphasis on rider safety — the goal being to provide fans a true spectacle that will enable riders to go faster, harder and safer than they have been before.

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The reveal of this weekend’s track layout comes as the stage is set for the first-ever World Supercross Grand Prix, which will see Cardiff’s Principality Stadium descended on by 40 of the world’s best supercross riders this Saturday, ready to go ‘bar-to-bar’ in the fight for victory.

The British Grand Prix gives U.K. fans the chance to see the sport’s biggest names in action. Former supercross world champion Eli Tomac, twice-champion and supercross stalwart Chad Reed, and AMA motocross champion and supercross superstar Ken Roczen will all line up to compete for the title of World Champion. There will be a plethora of European talent — such as French ace and former motocross world champion Jordi Tixier and Italian Angelo Pellegrini — while the fans cheer on hometown favorites in Brits Max Anstie and Dean Wilson.

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Adding to the spectacle will be physics-defying freestyle motocross shows, awe-inspiring pyrotechnics and a live performance from music megastar AJ Tracey. Fans will have the chance to get closer to their racing heroes with pit walks and rider signing sessions.

The 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship also breaks from tradition with a new event format designed to maximize action, excitement and entertainment for the fans and riders. The addition of a Superpole session for the WSX (450cc) class will see 10 riders — the top five finishers from the two heat races — set off one at a time in a time-trial format, with lap times determining gate selection for the main events.

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For both the WSX and SX2 (250cc) classes, the main events are also overhauled. For the WSX class, the typical 20-minute races have been replaced with two eight-minute races and a 12-minute race, with just five minutes in between. The result is an increase in the overall level of intensity and unpredictability as well as more emphasis on the importance of a good start. The SX2 class will get two six-minute races and one 10-minute race.

“After all the hype, all the buildup, race week is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited to get going and finally take the sport of supercross to global audiences as part of a world championship. The track design from the guys at Dream Traxx looks incredible, and I’m sure it’s going to deliver a night of close, intense and competitive action,” said Adam Bailey, managing director of motorsport for SX Global. “We are all set with the biggest teams and the best riders ready to put on an amazing racing spectacle for the U.K. fans, while live music, freestyle motocross and fireworks will make it an unforgettable night out. We can’t wait to get started.”

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Tickets for the British Grand Prix, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 8, can be purchased here, with gates opening at 3:30 p.m. BST while track action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. BST.

For more information on the World Supercross Championship, visit https://wsxchampionship.com/.

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