The FIM has begun the process of seeking tenders for the promotional rights of a new Supercross World Championship with the aim of starting the new world series as soon as 2022.
A document released by the worldwide governing body for motorcycle sport reveals the intention to launch a Supercross World Championship, which the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme would sanction.
The decades-long agreement between Monster Energy Supercross promotional body Feld Entertainment and the FIM ended in the summer, which has now opened the door for the creation of a new FIM Supercross World Championship.
The turnaround to get something of this size off the ground appears pretty short at first glance. The FIM has given prospective promoters until October 15 to submit their tender. However, we don’t know how long the FIM has been working on this behind closed doors.
As you would expect, the FIM is looking for promoters that have experience with motorsport promotion. The “letter of candidacy” should also include, among other things, their business plan and their vision for the series.
The FIM also want the promoter to submit details on the racing calendar. The brief from the prospective promoter should include the number of riders, number of events per year, how many races the series would host outside Europe, and interestingly “technological evolution of Supercross motorcycles: Championship open to new energies other than fuel combustion”.
The promoter who secures the rights will get a deal that takes in the 2022-2031 seasons.
There will be more to come on this one, and we’re sure there will be no shortage of speculation. In the meantime, you can read the full FIM Supercross World Championship tender document here.
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