The following riders have been invited to participate in the X Games Supermoto race at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, CA on August 8th, 2004. The event will air Live on ABC¿s Wide World of Sports at 1.00 pm Pacific Time.
Chris Filmore ¿ Honda / Flat Track racer and AMA Supermoto contender USA
Ben Carlson ¿ Synergy / Flat track racer and AMA Supermoto contender USA
Kenny Bartram ¿ KTM / X Games Champion USA
Brian Deegan ¿ Honda / Multi-time X Games Champion USA
Mike Metzger ¿ Honda / Multi-time X Games Champion USA
Travis Pastrana ¿ Suzuki / Multi-time X Games Champion AMA 125 Supercross and Motocross Champion USA
Ricky Carmichael ¿ Honda / Multi-time Champion in AMA Supercross and Motocross USA
Doug Henry ¿ Honda / AMA Motocross Champion and legend USA
Grant Langston ¿ KTM / FIM and AMA Motocross Champion and 2003 AMA Unlimited Supermoto Champion South Africa
Jeremy McGrath ¿ Honda / Multi-time AMA Supercross Champion USA
Chad Reed ¿ Yamaha / Reigning 2004 AMA Supercross Champ USA
Jeff Ward ¿ Honda / Multi-time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion and top AMA Supermoto racer. Also rode in the original ABC Superbikers USA
Eric Bostrom ¿ TBA / AMA Superbike Championship contender USA
Ben Bostrom ¿ Honda / 2003AMA Supermoto and former AMA Superbike Champion USA
Nicky Hayden ¿ Honda / 2002 AMA Superbike Champion and current Moto GP star USA
Stephan Chambone ¿ Suzuki / 2001 FIM Supermoto World Champion France
Thierry VanDeBosch ¿ KTM / 2002 FIM World Supermoto Champion Belgium
Eddy Seel ¿ Husqvarna / 2003 FIM Supermoto World Champion Belgium
Steve Drew ¿ Honda / AMA Supermoto racer USA
Jurgen Kunzel ¿ KTM / FIM Supermoto racer Holland
The X Games annually gather the world¿s best action sports athletes from six sports. X Games X will include: Aggressive In-line Skate, Bike Stunt, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. The X Games are the premier and original summer action sporting event.
For the first time, ESPN and ABC will feature 14 hours of original LIVE programming of X Games X from August 5-8 with consistent programming windows at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. In addition, ESPN2 will present daily late-night highlight programs from August 6-9, resulting in 18 hours of original programming for X Games X. Overall, X Games coverage will reach 191 countries and territories in 11 languages worldwide via ESPN International.
ESPN, the worldwide leader in action sports, first developed its X Games franchise in 1995. The X Games, Winter X Games, EXPN 2Day, and the newly introduced X Games Global Championship are just some of the original action sports programming currently shown on ESPN and ESPN2. The brand has also grown to include X Games Skateparks, ESPN¿s Ultimate X (large-format film), X Games products and more.
ESPN X Games X will be held August 5-8 with STAPLES Center serving as the main venue. Additional information on venue locations and the competition schedule will be available soon at www.expn.com.
X Games Supermoto is a cooperative production of: