McGrath Chases Down Eighth Supercross Championship

KTM D├ębut to be Tomorrow in Geneva at THQ World Supercross GP

AURORA, Ill. (December 6, 2002) – Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath will make his debut on a KTM at Round 1 of THQ World Supercross GP presented by Thor and Parts Unlimited tomorrow at Palexpo in Geneva Switzerland on December 7, 2002.

McGrath, the all-time winningest rider in supercross history, signed a comprehensive four-year agreement with KTM Sportmotorcycles this year after a five-year relationship with Yamaha.

“Adding Jeremy (McGrath) to our supercross racing efforts is a ‘win/win’ situation for KTM,” said Rod Bush, president of KTM Sportmotorcycle USA.”Jeremy is a great champion who can still win races and titles. His experience and expertise will be a tremendous benefit to the development of our product line as well as our younger riders coming up out of the 125cc ranks. By choosing KTM Jeremy reinforces the prominence and credibility of both the company and KTM racing as a force in motocross.”

The winner of 72 250cc supercross main events, McGrath is ready to take on the world in pursuit of the THQ World Supercross GP title. His dominance in 1993 set the stage for McGrath to become the world’s greatest supercross rider. As he enters his 11th season in the 250cc class, his quest to win a championship is as strong as it was in 1993.

“MC (McGrath) still has something to prove and with our new 250 SX Jeremy is gearing up for a THQ World Supercross GP title, ” said Ron Heben, team manager, KTM Sportmotorcycles.”

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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 managgement 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