News 8 Sep 2009

Oz SX: Monster Energy Super X to feature Development Series


A development series sponsored by Michelin will be run at the Geelong, Canberra and Sydney rounds of the Monster Energy Super X and will be open to riders aged 14 and 15.

At each of the three rounds of the Michelin Development Series, riders will get a ten minute practice and will compete in three motos with points accumulated to find a winner. Points will also be accumulated over the three rounds in order to crown a development champion.

A maximum of 20 riders will be able to compete at each round and all competitors must be supercross endorsed.

As part of its sponsorship Michelin will be the official tyre supplier of the series, with its line of STARCROSS tyres to be used exclusively by all competitors, which will assist riders in tackling the demanding circuits.

Michelin Marketing Director, Adam Storey, said the new series provides an opportunity to showcase the quality of up and coming junior talent whilst endorsing the proven race winning ability of the Michelin STARCROSS range.

“The support of Michelin means that young riders get experience on the best track designs this country has to offer and we’re extremely confident that our tyre will assist their performance through the durability and predictability, which has seen riders come to appreciate the Michelin MX range of products,” says Storey.

General Manager of Super X, Mal Peter, said having Michelin’s support and MX tyres for the championship will give riders a chance to perform better as well as hone their skills.

“Having the support of Michelin is a boost for Monster Energy Super X,” says Peter. “It’s great to see one of the big industry players support the Australian supercross circuit – and even better to see that they are helping to develop our country’s amazing young talent.”

Machine and engine capacity: 150cc 2 Stroke & 250cc 4 Stroke.