International Rounds of THQ World Supercross GP Will Return to Canada Top riders expected to compete again in Toronto and Vancouver this fall AURORA, IL and MADRID, SPAIN (May 6, 2005) Clear Channel Entertainment -- Motor Sports and Dorna Off...
International Rounds of THQ World Supercross GP Will Return to Canada
Top riders expected to compete again in Toronto and Vancouver this fall
AURORA, IL and MADRID, SPAIN (May 6, 2005) Clear Channel Entertainment -- Motor Sports and Dorna Off Road announced today the two international rounds of THQ World Supercross GP will return to Canada in 2005: Toronto's Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) on December 3 and Vancouver's BC Place on December 10.
Rogers Centre is home of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays and is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. Vancouver's BC Place Stadium is home of Canadian Football League's BC Lions and will be the site of Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Each venue can hold up to 60,000 spectators.
"Based on the enthusiasm of fans, the support of our teams, riders and sponsors, and the efforts of both SkyDome (now Rogers Centre) and BC Place, it was an easy decision to bring the THQ World Supercross GP back to Canada," said Charlie Mancuso, president, Clear Channel Entertainment -- Motor Sports. "We are looking forward to returning to Toronto and Vancouver this December with an even more extensive list of top riders, including our new THQ World Supercross GP champion Ricky Carmichael."
The two international races combined with 15 of the U.S. races (excluding the Daytona Supercross) comprise the 17-round THQ World Supercross GP. Last year Toronto marked Ricky Carmichael's return to supercross due to injuries that prevented him from riding in 2004. He won both the Toronto and Vancouver races on his new Makita Suzuki and clinched his first-ever THQ World Supercross GP championship on April 16 at Seattle's Qwest Field in front of 49,532 fans.
The entire 2005-2006 THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series schedule will be announced soon.