AURORA, Ill (December 6, 2002) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that freestyle motocross’ newest, most spectacular trick, the backflip, will be performed by Canadian Benoit Milot at the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP presented by Thor and Parts Unlimited at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, December 6, 2002.
“What better way to kick off the THQ World Supercross GP then to showcase the newest freestyle trick,” said Todd Jendro, director of supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. “This will be the first time that a backflip has been performed in Europe in front of such a huge crowd.”
“I have been working on the backflip for about a month,” said Milot. “After the third time I tried it, I felt very comfortable. Doing the backflip at this huge event is great exposure for me.”
Popularized by FMX legends Carey Hart, Mike Metzger and Travis Pastrana, the backflip originated with Bob Kohl in 1993 on his 80cc motorcycle.
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About THQ World Supercross GP and AMA Supercross Series
THQ World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2002-2003, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Geneva, Switzerland and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as a part of the AMA Supercross Series. The other AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP. An AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned for the series of events conducted in the United States only.
THQ World Supercross GP is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 85 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events. Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP and the FIM Motocross World Championship. For more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.ccom.