AURORA, Ill (December 10, 2002) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced that the broadcast for the first ever international THQ World Supercross GP that took place in Geneva Switzerland on January 6th & 7th, 2003 will be watched by more countries than anytime in history.
¿We are very happy that with the first THQ World Supercross GP we were able to provide coverage of the event on many levels for supercross fans across the world¿, said Ken Hudgens, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. ¿When all is said and done, strictly from a television standpoint, the first event will be shown in over 50 countries on some of the largest international networks, like ESPN International, Eurosport and AB Moteurs¿. For the international feed, Davey Coombs called the play by play and David Bailey handled the color commentary.
In the Untied States, ESPN2 will air two hours of coverage from the Geneva, Switzerland event on December 15, at 2:30pm eastern standard time. Fans can watch all the action as David Bailey, Todd Harris, Carmen Steele call the race.
Along with having extensive TV coverage of the event, fans can tune in to the live web cast on www.SXGP.com to listen to Jamie Little and Art Eckman¿s live coverage of the event. ¿Our listenership was the highest ever in supercross history, with the amount of time spent listening (TSL) doubling which is very exciting¿, said Karin Colucci, Director of Internet Broadcast, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. ¿We made a lot of improvements to make it better for the fan by using new equipment and a new web cast provider ¿ Vital Stream which has greatly enhanced the quality of the broadcast for the 2003 season¿.
Hudgens added, ¿ We are off to a great start with THQ World Supercross GP. The exposure this first event generated is astounding.¿
For more information, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.