SEVILLE, Spain (December 4, 2003) – Team Motoworldracing.com¿s Andrew Short makes his second appearance at THQ World Supercross GP on a 250cc this weekend hoping to fine-tune his bike and build confidence for his 125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series campaign.
After finishing eighth at Holland last season, Short finished third in the 125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series and won the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout, giving him the first win of his career.
¿The main thing is to get ready for the 125cc season,¿ said Short, who will compete in Seville, this weekend and Arnhem, Holland. ¿Last year I did these races and seemed to help me. I wasn¿t nervous and tense at the starting gate because these races helped me get ready.¿
Short will use these two races against some of the top 250cc riders to establish an edge of the 125cc riders he will race against in the U.S.
¿There will always be fast guys, but none of those guys are here,¿ said Short. ¿I have a head start on those guys. We are all ready to go. Those guys are just doing laps. When I come home from here, I will be able to figure out what I need to do.¿
To watch the THQ World Supercross GP from Seville, Spain at the Estadio de Olimpico tune in to ESPN 2 Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
About THQ World Supercross GP
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 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ 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. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion 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 THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to wwww.sxgp.com.
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.