Racing Format for THQ World Supercross GP in Holland

AURORA, Ill (December 10, 2002) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today the racing schedule for Round 2 of THQ World Supercross GP at Gelredome in Arnhem, Holland on December 13-14, 2002.

FRIDAY, December 13, 2002

8:00am – 10:00am Team Paddock Parking (Factory/ Independent)
10:00am – 11:00am Privateer Paddock Parking
9:00am – 4:00pm Rider/ Mechanic Registration and Tech Inspection
(Optional early)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Rider Track Walk
5:30pm – 5:40pm 250 Riders, Practice Group A
5:40pm – 5:50pm 250 Riders, Practice Group B
5:50pm – 6:10pm 250 Riders, Practice Group A. B Combined
6:10pm – 6:20pm 125 Riders, Practice Group A
6:20pm – 6:30pm 125 Riders, Practice Group B
6:30pm – 7:00pm Break
7:00pm – 7:10pm 250 Riders, Practice Group A
7:10pm – 7:20pm 250 Riders, Practice Group B
7:20pm – 7:40pm 250 Riders, Practice Group A, B Combined
7:40pm – 7:50pm 125 Riders, Practice Group A
7:50pm – 8:00pm 125 Riders, Practice Group B
8:00pm – 8:10pm Break
8:10pm – 8:20pm 250 Riders, Practice Group A
8:20pm – 8:30pm 250 Riders, Practice Group B
8:30pm – 8:50pm 250 Riders, Practice Group A, B Combined
8:50pm – 9:00pm 125 Riders, Practice Group A
9:00pm – 9:10pm 125 Riders, Practice Group B

SATURDAY, December 14, 2002

9:00am – 11:30am Rider Registration and Tech Inspection
9:00am – 12:00noon Tech Inspection/ Mechanic registration
11:00am – 12:00noon Rider Track Walk
12:00noon – 12:15pm Riders Meeting (mandatory)
Practice order to be announced at Riders meeting
12:30pm – 1:15pm 125cc Practice
1:30pm – 2:15pm 250cc Practice
2:15pm – 2:45pm Track Maintenance
2:45pm – 3:15pm 125cc Practice
3:15pm – 3:45pm 250cc Practice
3:45pm – 5:30pm Qualifying Heats
5:30pm – 6:45pm Track Maintenance
7:00pm – 7:20pm Opening Ceremonies
7:30pm – 7:40pm 125cc Heat #1 – 6 laps – 15 riders (1st – 7th to Main)
7:40pm – 7:50pm 125cc Heat #2 – 6 laps – 15 riders (1st – 7th to Main)
7:50pm – 8:00pm 250cceat #1 – 8 laps – 20 riders (1st – 4th to Main)
(5th – 20th to Semi 1)
8:00pm – 8:10pm 250cc Heat #2 – 8 laps – 20 riders (1st – 4th to Main)
(5th – 20th to Semi 2)
8:10pm – 8:25pm Track Maintenance
8:25pm – 8:30pm 125cc Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Laps 16 Riders
(1st & 2nd to Main)
8:30pm – 8:40pm 250cc Semi #1 – 6 laps – 16 riders (1st – 5th to Main)
(6th – 16th to LCQ)
8:40pm – 8:50pm 250cc Semi #2 – 6 laps – 16 riders (1st – 5th to Main)
(6th – 16th to LCQ)
8:50pm – 9:05pm Track Maintenance
9:05pm – 9:15pm 250cc Last Chance Qualifier – 6 laps – 22 riders
(1st & 2nd to Main)
9:15pm – 9:20pm 125cc Rider’s Parade Lap
9:20pm – 9:35pm 125cc Main Event – 15 laps – 16 riders
9:35pm – 9:45pm 125cc Victory Circle
9:45pm – 9:50pm 250cc Rider’s Parade Lap
9:50pm – 10:10pm 250cc Main Event – 20 laps – 20 riders
10:10pm – 10:20pm 250cc Victory Circle

For more information, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or email at dennyhartwig@clearchannel.com. Tickets for the THQ World Supercross GP are also available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.sxgp.com, and www.tickets.com (San Francisco only), and www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).

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.com.r more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com.