Supercross revving up for Redcliffe

Published 12:00pm 17 May 2024

Supercross revving up for Redcliffe
Words by Nick Crockford

The Australian Supercross Championship is coming back to Queensland for the first time in five years, with Redcliffe’s Kayo Stadium to host the opening round.

Championship director Kelly Bailey is predicting a sell-out crowd on Saturday October 12 for the double header (two main races) format.

“We’re thrilled to return the championship to Queensland where we’ve always been so incredibly supported,” said Bailey.

“Australian Supercross has had strong past success in Queensland – from 2019 in Brisbane to Coolum, Jimboomba, and Toowoomba to name a few locations.

“Timings have aligned to secure Kayo Stadium, where we believe the location, shape and size will produce a world-class track and allow for a bumper crowd, atmosphere, and weekend.

Supercross revving up for Redcliffe

“We anticipate the Saturday event selling out, which may leave the door open for another day of racing action.”

Promoters AME Group will work with Moreton Bay City Council on the event to showcase the wider region and deliver a weekend of entertainment.

“We know Australian Supercross events are hugely popular for moto-loving fans,” Mayor Peter Flannery said.

“This is an incredible opportunity to bring Australia’s best riders and some international stars to Moreton Bay.

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“Given the national and international interest and eyeballs on the championship, it’s a significant occasion for us to showcase everything our fantastic city has to offer.”

Mr Bailey said last year the championship had a 77 per cent increase in gate numbers year-on-year, a 10 per cent lift in attendance per round and 80 per cent increase in broadcast minutes watched.

“While we are proud of what was accomplished, it’s just the beginning. Stay tuned for 2024 to be even bigger and better,” he said.

“In due course we’ll reveal our other rounds and locations, including new venues, together with race format updates and exciting partnerships that will truly broaden our reach.”

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