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WSX announces cancellation of new Abu Dhabi event, French GP


Some news from the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX). A new event in Abu Dhabi has been announced as November’s penultimate round, while the second-round French Grand Prix has also been “postponed indefinitely”.

The WSX website says:

“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 as per Ticketmaster’s regulationsrefund 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.
We thank you for your unwavering support and we look forward to bringing our fans an unforgettable French Grand Prix in the near future. More details will be provided later.

In the meantime, here’s information about new events in Abu Dhabi:

Below is the press release from the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX).

Australia – SX Global announced today 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.”

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.

Saif Rashid Al Noaimi, CEO of Ethara, said: “FIM World Supercross is a fantastic new event for Yas Island and builds on our pioneering approach to the major 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. “

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 on the WSX website.access WSXChampionship.com learn more

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