Tickets on sale for World Supercross British Grand Prix
Tickets are now on sale for the season-opening FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) Grand Prix, which will take place on Saturday 1 July at Birmingham’s Villa Park.
Britain’s Dean Wilson and Max Anstie will be counting on home support when they take on the world’s best riders and kick-off their 2023 world title campaigns, as they hope to claim a share of the US$250,000 in prize money, the biggest purse in World Supercross Championship history.
The UK again hosts the first round of the championship, after Cardiff’s Principality Stadium hosted last year’s season-opener and the first ever World Supercross Grand Prix, when 35,000 fans packed into Wales’ national stadium.
Competing in the WSX 450cc class, Wilson hopes to write himself into WSX history books in Birmingham.
“I’m really excited for the World Supercross Championships in Birmingham,” Wilson said. “I came to Cardiff last year and had a rough weekend’s racing with an illness and I under-performed. It was very disappointing considering the massive crowd I had on my side, so I’m coming into Birmingham guns blazing, looking for redemption and fully prepared to battle for the win.”
Returning for his second year competing in the SX2 250cc class, Anstie is hungry for a world championship title after finishing runner-up in 2022.
“I’m really excited to be kicking off the WSX championship in front of my home fans,” Anstie said. “It’s going to be bigger and better than ever, and I’m ready to battle for the top step of the podium and put on a show. I hope fans are ready to come and watch another epic British GP on 1 July in Birmingham.”
SX Global CEO Adam Bailey said the championship’s return to Britain will build on the success of last year’s pilot season and the opening round that was held in Cardiff.
“We had 35,000 fans turnout at Principality Stadium last year for our first Grand Prix, which showed just how passionate the British fans are about the sport and the appetite they have for World Supercross Championship racing on home soil,” Bailey said. “Now it’s Birmingham’s turn to host the WSX season-opener, and it will be the only opportunity to witness the championship in the UK and watch elite supercross athletes compete for a world championship title.
“WSX is building on its mission to transform supercross into a global sport with the calendar expanding to six rounds on four continents in 2023, and we’re thrilled to be heading back to Britain to kick off the season again. Tickets for the British GP are on sale now, but with Dean [Wilson] and Max [Anstie] headlining the British rider contingent, you’ll need to get in quick, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to see them race at home.”
Tickets for the FIM World Supercross British GP are on sale now. Visit: wsxchampionship.com
Words: Press Release