AURORA, Ill. (November 5, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division today announced that ESPN2 will host same day airing of the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP from Seville, Spain on December 6, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. EST in the United States.
Fans in the U.S. will be able to watch the world¿s top supercross riders compete in the opening round of international competition from the Estadio Olimpico, a mere four hours after the race is completed.
“Same day, Saturday night ESPN2 airing of the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP from Seville, Spain is another monumental leap for the fans, riders, sponsors and the entire motorcycle industry,” said Ken Hudgens vice president, marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. “ESPN is committed to growing the sport, and this is another demonstration of their dedication to THQ World Supercross GP/ AMA Supercross Series. This is the first of more good news on supercross television.¿
The remainder of the THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series television schedule on ESPN2 will be announced soon.
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. In 2003-2004, the 17 event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two European events, Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as 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.
About Clear Channel Entertainment
Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.
In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.