ESPN2 to air World Supercross GP International Rds. 1 -2. AURORA, Ill. (Sept 4, 2002) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division today announced the television dates and times on ESPN2 for the recently publicized international ...
ESPN2 to air World Supercross GP International Rds. 1 -2.
AURORA, Ill. (Sept 4, 2002) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division today announced the television dates and times on ESPN2 for the recently publicized international supercross events that make up the first two rounds of the 2002-2003 FIM World Supercross GP sponsored by Thor and Parts Unlimited.
The one and two-hour programs will feature 250cc racing from the first two events of the season, bringing eight hours of the December international events to ESPN2.
Round 1 will be held in Geneva, Switzerland at the Palexpo and Round 2 will be held in Arnhem, Holland at the Gelredome.
ESPN2 Broadcast Dates and Times for FIM 2003 World Supercross GP Switzerland and Holland events follow: <pre> 12/15/2002 SUN 2:30PM ET/11:30AM PT HEATS/SEMIS/LCQ GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 12/15/2002 SUN 7:00PM ET/4:00PM PT 250 MAIN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 12/17/2002 TUE 3:30AM ET/12:30PM PT HEATS/SEMIS/LCQ GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 12/17/2002 TUE 4:30AM ET/1:30AM PT 250 MAIN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 12/22/2002 SUN 12:30PM ET/9:30PM PT HEATS/SEMIS/LCQ/MAINS ARNHEM, HOLLAND 12/30/2002 MON 7:00AM ET/4:00AM PT HEATS/SEMIS/LCQ/MAINS ARNHEM, HOLLAND
</pre> "The addition of these international broadcast dates to our ESPN2 package is part of our continued efforts to help brand riders on a global level," said Ken Hudgens, vice president of marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports. "These two events set the tone for the series before they return to the Unites States and chase down the World Supercross GP title."
"This continues to hold the door open on a global level for expanded television exposure and sponsorship opportunities for the riders and teams of supercross, exposing the American sport to a worldwide audience, while bringing the international events coverage home to USA viewers," said Charlie Mancuso, president, Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports.
Rob Simmelkjaer, director of programming for ESPN added, "Hosting the first two international FIM World Supercross GP events on our network is a tremendous opportunity. The sport is enjoying unprecedented world-wide attention, and we are thrilled to be involved at this pinnacle in supercross' growth."