Video: Supermotocross riders’ cup
Watch the best riders in the world battle for Supermotocross supremacy inside the famous Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
The night will consist of more than 4 hours of action that will include supermotocross, which is a stadium style motocross race, freestyle and other forms of crowd entertainment.
The event has come about in an effort to continue the great dirt biking evolution, and the best way to target a new audience is to hold a race inside a stadium, which technically should bring motocross closer to other sports that take place inside stadiums such as Football, Rugby, Cricket etc. The Supermotocross Riders cup will be family friendly with close parking access to the stadium. The fans will be able to select their seats and will have easy access to the catering facilities. The stadium is closed in so the fans will be dry and sheltered.
The stadium, Veltins Arena, where the Supermotocross Riders’ and Manufacturers’ Cup will take place is in a prime location. It is only 30 minutes from Dortmund Airport, 2 hours from Frankfurt and less than one hour from the Dutch and Belgian borders.
The football field, home to FC Schalke 04, will be removed from the stadium in order to protect the pitch. More than 25,000 cubic meters of dirt will be trucked in and built on a removable hard base surface. The idea of the tracks layout will be to make for safe and fluid racing without compromising the ‘WOW’ factor. This means you can expect big battles, fast paced racing and some decent airtime in terms of jumps.
All of the fastest motocross riders in the world will be there and ready to go bar to bar inside the floodlit stadium. All 7 manufacturers will take part, KTM, Husqvarna, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and TM. Each brand will line up 3 riders who will compete for a massive cash prize.
It’s not Motocross and it’s not Supercross, it’s Supermotocross; taking all the very best from both specialities creating a unique event with a concentration of pure adrenaline and show with the greatest rivals of all time.
The great news is that you don’t have to dream for much longer because this will be coming to you next year on Saturday the 8th of October.
Live and delayed TV coverage will be the same as what Youthstream distributes for the MXGP World Championship, so if you are not able to get out to Germany for this epic event, fear not as you will find it on one of the many broadcasting channels or www.MXGP-TV.com