The world's best Supercross and Freestyle Motocross riders will compete in a high-octane, action-packed event at Mt Smart Stadium in November, in a new event for Auckland.
The first of its kind for New Zealand, Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland kicks off on 24 November, showcasing the greatest international talent on two wheels.
Created by the founders of the popular AUS-X Open event in Sydney, S-X Open Auckland will bring motorsport fans more extreme action than ever seen in the city before, including home-grown talent.
The event also forms the second and final round of the new Monster Energy S-X Open Supercross FIM Oceania Championship, meaning Auckland will play host to the grand final of a new championship series which promises to be the largest off-road motorcycling series outside of the USA.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) will be supporting the event as part of Auckland's Major Events Portfolio, which generates social and economic benefits for the region.
ATEED Head of Major Events, Stuart Turner, says the S-X Open Auckland firmly puts the region on the map as a host city for a dynamic sport with large local and international broadcast and social media followings, at a time of year when there is plenty of accommodation capacity in the city.
"It is exciting for Auckland to add this fast-paced, action-packed new event to our 2018 calendar, and we look forward to welcoming supercross fans from around New Zealand and top riders from around the world here to enjoy a great blend of high-energy motorsport and live entertainment along with everything else Auckland has to offer."
Organisers will announce the line-up in coming days, and event co-founder and director Adam Bailey is calling all sports and adrenaline fans to come and be a part of motorsport history in November.
"This will be the biggest action sports event to ever hit Auckland and we're incredibly excited to be bringing our show across the ditch," says Adam Bailey.
"We know how much Kiwis love their motorsport and there's no more extreme version of motorsport than Supercross in a world-class stadium with the world's best riders laying it all on the line. New Zealand has some amazing riders and this will be their very best opportunity to show the world what they can do against the best from Australia and the USA."
S-X Open Auckland will feature pyrotechnics, live music and first-class concert-like entertainment values at the Mt Smart Stadium. There will be a pit paddock area accessible on the outside of the stadium for all motorsport fans to get up close and personal with their favourite teams and riders. It promises to be an amazing spectacle for all ages to enjoy.
"We're well underway with plans to not only secure an incredible line-up of riders but have a whole host of announcements that will excite fans. There's nowhere you'd rather be than in Auckland on 24 November!" says Adam Bailey.
Adam Bailey and his team will soon announce the athlete line-up, the racing schedule and more details. For more information about the event and to sign-up for pre-sales, head to the S-X Open website.