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Abu Dhabi joins 2023 WSX Championship

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bike news staff | June 27, 2023

The 2023 World Supercross Championship (WSX) kicks off this weekend with a schedule update announced for the upcoming series. A new venue has been added to replace the French Grand Prix as Abu Dhabi has been added to the calendar for the penultimate race on November 4-5. Scheduled to be held at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, it will mark the first time a Supercross has been held in the region.

Etihad Arena at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Etihad Arena at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

“We are very proud to announce the hosting of the WSX Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Yas Island is known for its standard of excellence in hosting some of the biggest events in the region, including other major events such as F1, UFC and NBA,” said SX Global Chief executive Adam Bailey said.

“This event will mark the region’s first supercross event and is a major milestone for both WSX and the sport of supercross. The fact that Abu Dhabi is home to our strategic investment partner, Mubadala Capital, makes it all the more special.”

The first round of the WSX Championship will take place this weekend on July 1 in Birmingham, England, at the British Grand Prix.China


Below is the full press release from WSX…

2023 WSX French Grand Prix postponed until further notice

Due to unforeseen scheduling and logistical challenges, the FIM 2023 World Supercross French Grand Prix has been postponed until further notice.

Ticketmaster will be contacting all French Grand Prix ticket holders to receive a full face value refund in accordance with Ticketmaster’s Refund Policy. WSX apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this inevitable schedule change and remains fully committed to bringing the FIM World Supercross Championship to France as soon as possible.

Etihad Arena Abu Dhabi to host penultimate round of World Supercross on November 4-5

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

SX Global has announced that Yas Island, Abu Dhabi will host the penultimate round of the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) in 2023.

The WSX Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place over two days from 4-5 November 2023 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island. This historic event will be the first time the region has hosted a World Supercross. Tickets will go on sale next month.

“We are very proud to announce the hosting of the WSX Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Yas Island is known for its standard of excellence in hosting some of the biggest events in the region, including other major events such as F1, UFC and NBA,” said SX Global Chief executive Adam Bailey said.

“This event will mark the region’s first supercross event and is a major milestone for both WSX and the sport of supercross. The fact that Abu Dhabi is home to our strategic investment partner, Mubadala Capital, makes it all the more special.”

Adam Bailey | SX Global CEO: “Ethara is one of the largest events, entertainment and venue management companies in the region. In partnership with Miral, the company operates a number of event venues on Yas Island, including the Etihad Arena, the largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue in the Middle East. Over the past 15 years, Ethara has hosted more than 700 major events in the region for more than 16 million fans, including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Yasalam post-race concert. The FIM World Supercross is an exciting new event on Yas Island that builds on our pioneering approach to the big event industry. This exciting announcement is a testament to our commitment to delivering unique experiences, further building on our reputation for top-notch sports and entertainment. We look forward to welcoming WSX fans to the Etihad Arena in November and creating memorable moments. “

Saif Rashid Al Noaimi | Saif Rashid Al Noaimi CEO of Ethara: “Mohamed Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral Group, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, said: “We are proud to see the WSX Abu Dhabi GP coming to Abu Dhabi, and Yas Island in particular, as it serves as a leading The destination continues to grow from strength to strength. A global hub of events. This is another great addition to the island’s events calendar and has proven its status as the world’s top entertainment and leisure destination. Our aim is to create Unforgettable memories, they will be able to attend a first-of-its-kind event in the region while enjoying unique, immersive world-class experiences and attractions.”

Fans can pre-register for WSX Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets and learn more about the event: WSXChampionship.com

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