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Cycle News 2022 Issue 41 October 11

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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IN THE WIND P28 SuperMotocross World Championship Reveal Play-Off Format, TV Package, Purse F eld Motor Sport and MX Sports, the organizers of the new SuperMotocross World Championship, held a formal press conference at the iconic L.A. Memorial Coliseum, where the SuperMotocross World Cham- pion will most likely be crowned in 2023 and the site recognized as the birthplace of Supercross. It was here where the race sched- ule, points structure, playoff race format, prize payout and TV/ streaming package for the inaugu- ral 2023 season was revealed. The organizers of AMA Su- percross (Feld Motor Sports) and outdoor Pro Motocross (MX Sports Pro Racing) Championship earlier announced that the two groups had united to produce the 31-round SuperMotocross World Championship, which is essential- ly the combination of both series followed by a three-race playoff, which will crown a SuperMoto- cross World Champion. First and foremost, each series will produce a Supercross and Motocross Champion, as usual. Nothing has changed. Also un- changed is the 250cc East and West SX Championships, East/ West Showdowns, and three Triple Crown races in Supercross. They are all happening again, as usual. Even though AMA Supercross and Motocross Champions will still be crowned, points accumulated in both series will ultimately qualify riders into a three-race playoff at the end of the motocross champi- onship that will decide the Super- Motocross World Champion. As far as purse, the SuperMoto- cross World Championship series will boast the sport's largest purse payout of $10 million over the course of the full season. A sum of $1.1 million will be added to the existing prize money already avail- able in each respective champion- ship. The SuperMotocross World Championship playoffs and final will have $5.5 million up for grabs, Feld Motor Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing held a joint press conference outside the L.A. Coliseum to reveal detailed plans for next year's SuperMotocross World Championship.

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