A star-studded line-up of international talent has been assembled for round one of the British Supercross Championship on the 25th October at the Sheffield Arena.
Following on from last weeks announcement of US Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Mike Alessi and brother Jeff Alessi confirming to compete at Sheffield more names were released this week including the two defending British Supercross Champions Mike Brown and Colton Facciotti among others.
Newly crowned Canadian MX1 champion Colton Facciotti will be back at Sheffield on 25th October to defend his British SX2 title. Facciotti dominated the Canadian Motocross Nationals in the premier MX1 class with eight overall wins out of a nine round series despite missing one of the rounds with a broken collarbone. Facciotti will again be competing in two classes at Sheffield taking a shot at SX1 and defending his SX2 championship.
Defending SX1 British Supercross Champion Mike Brown will also be back at Sheffield to campaign in both SX1 and SX2 championship battles. Neither Brown nor Facciotti will be eligible to compete in the brand new British Supercross Championship Open class, which is only open to the best of the British regulars, which will make its debut at Sheffield.
Other star riders include Canadian and crowd favourite Kyle Beaton who has confirmed for Sheffield. Beaton's come from behind charges always have the fans on the edge of their seats as witnessed at the final round of the British Supercross Championship at London's O2 Arena back in February, where Beaton battled through the field to catch and pass Mike Brown for the win in the Pro Open class. Beaton along with Brown and Facciotti will also be competing in both the SX1 and SX2 classes.
US rider and former World Supercross champ Heath Voss will be making his first appearance in the British Supercross Championship at Sheffield competing in the SX1 class. Joining Voss will be fellow countryman and former winner of the Montreal Supercross Jason Thomas. Thomas is no stranger to British Supercross after making appearances at the last two Sheffield events. More riders will be added to the line up in coming weeks.
International riders already confirmed for Sheffield: -
For tickets and information on the upcoming British Supercross Championship please visit www.fwsx.com Tickets for the first round of the series at Sheffield Arena on October 25th are available from the Sheffield Arena box office on 0114 256 5656.
Tickets for rounds two and three are available through the Liverpool Echo Arena box office on 0844 800 0400. The final round of the series has now been confirmed for London's O2 Arena and will be on sale through www.theo2.co.uk website.
2008/2009 British Supercross Championship Schedule
Round Date Venue Tickets
1 Saturday, 25th of October Sheffield Arena, Sheffield 0114 256 5656
2 Friday, 23rd of January Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool 0844 800 0400
3 Saturday, 24th of January Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
4 Saturday, 31st of January O2 Arena, London