ARNHEM, Holland (December 12, 2002) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division today held a special testing session at Gelredome in Arnhem, Holland for the 125cc and 250cc riders competing in THQ World Supercross GP presented by UFO Plast.
The afternoon testing session was created to give the teams and privateers an opportunity to keep up with their usual training schedules.
¿Our crew worked overtime to get the Dirt-Wurx-designed track finished two days prior to the race, which allowed the 125cc and 250cc riders the opportunity to test their bikes,¿ said Todd Jendro, director of supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports. ¿Being 4,000 miles away from home makes training a little difficult, so we gave them the chance to not only test their bikes but stay in shape.¿
The training session featured the entire line up of teams and privateers, including factory Yamaha¿s Tim Ferry, David Vuillemin, Chad Reed, factory KTM¿s Jeremy McGrath and Grant Langston, factory Suzuki¿s Sebastien Tortelli, Honda¿s Mike LaRocco and the entire field of privateers.
¿Today¿s training session was perfect,¿ said Ryan Clark, who rides the #37 machine for Team Solitaire. ¿We were able to ride the entire track for two hours in addition tomorrow¿s regularly scheduled practice session. The track is exactly the same as the supercross tracks in America, which made the session that much better for all of us that are away from home.¿
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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 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.