Bringing expert knowledge to the event broadcast and
exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
AUSTRALIA – June 15, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Australian supercross legend and two-time FIM World Supercross Champion Chad Reed will join the SX Global team as an expert motorsport advisor and play an integral role in the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) broadcast team for the 2023 season.
Holding the record for competing in the most supercross ‘main events’ in history, Reed is also the fifth most successful supercross rider of all time. He will use his invaluable experience to provide operational and strategic advice in all sporting aspects of WSX, from track design to format and safety.
Reed will also join the broadcast team, providing input for the 2023 season alongside the returning line-up that includes long-time supercross broadcaster Ralph Sheheen, former supercross champion Jeff Emig and trackside reporter Kristen Beat.
Reed will not only bring expert knowledge to the event broadcast, but he will also host exclusive behind-the-scenes content for WSX.TV.
“Supercross has had a piece of my heart since I was 12 years old,” said Reed. “I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world and race supercross at the highest level and at some of the most amazing stadiums and events known in the supercross world.
I can now use my understanding of the sport and my experience as an athlete, series promoter, and team owner to assist SX Global in making the best decisions to sustainably grow supercross around the world.”
Chad Reed | Former Supercross Champion
“My goals are always based on winning, and winning means contributing to WSX successfully running supercross races globally and giving future supercross racers the platform to be worldwide superstars.
“2023 will be exciting, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. When I see the announcements and images for locations like Singapore, it genuinely makes me so proud of the potential for Supercross in the future.
“Even our biggest critics are envious of those images. Supercross is a sport loved globally, and it’s time to grow like never before.”
SX Global CEO Adam Bailey said Chad will be an immense asset to the WSX team.
“We’re ecstatic to have Chad join our team. There’s nobody with more experience across all facets of international supercross racing than him.
He’s always been one I could lean on for real-time feedback, and I’m looking forward to leaning on his experience as we continue to grow the WSX Championship.”
Adam Bailey | SX Global CEO
“His expert comments will provide incredible insights for our television broadcast and WSX.TV audiences spanning the globe.
“I have tremendous respect for what Chad has achieved as a racer, a business owner, and as a father of young motocross riders. The breadth of his perspective is unrivalled and can only lead to great things for the future of WSX.
“I also think it’s just a great opportunity for fans to still see Chad at the races,” said Bailey.
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The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) is an international Championship led by SX Global in Australia. The World Supercross Championship was primarily based in the USA before the world governing body for motorcycle sport, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), awarded SX Global the exclusive organisational and commercial rights to stage and promote the World Supercross Championship from 2022 onwards.
Last year, the WSX pilot season was launched at Principality Stadium in Cardiff to over 35,000 fans before it headed down under, where 50,000 fans witnessed the finale across two nights at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The 2022 Championship saw Ken Roczen from Germany win the WSX class, and Shane McElrath from the USA win the SX2 class.
WSX offers the biggest prize money in World Supercross Championship history, with US$250,000 to be won at each round across the two racing classes – WSX (450cc) and SX2 (250cc). Under its independent team franchise model, the Championship also features unprecedented financial support for teams and riders. WSX provides an elevated experience for fans through unique race formats, broadcast innovations, and in-stadium entertainment suitable for people and families of all ages.
Source: FIM World Supercross Championship