Loftus Versfeld will be hosting the greatest Supercross event ever staged in Africa on the 1st of November 2014. The 100 year old pitch will be transformed into stadium-sized supercross track featuring 3,766 tons of dirt and sculpted obstacles.
In what has been described as “the most physically demanding sport in existence”, the event will pitch some of the world’s best riders against our top local talent to compete for the monstrous fifty thousand US dollars prize purse. Fans can look forward to jaw dropping displays of skill and speed by their favourite champions as they negotiate huge triple jumps and tight turns on powerful bikes, while engaging in Extreme Racing. By hosting it at Loftus stadium, everyone will get an upfront view from their seat as riders rip it up in the ultimate adrenalin event.
With top international riders like Jake Weimer, Josh Hill and Darryn Durham pitched against the next generation of stars, the battle for the winning position is going to be a fierce competition that will keep the fans out of their seats and on their feet. The winner of the Monster Energy Supercross Africa will walk away with twenty thousand US dollars, the second place will pay out ten thousand dollars and the third position will get a cool five thousand dollars, making Supercross Africa the biggest purse in South African motorsport.
Ex World Champ and the “voice of Supercross” Grant Langston will return to the commentator box along with local powerhouse Laren van der Westhuizen, to get the fans riled up and conduct all the interviews straight from the podium.
Other exciting activities, such as open pit areas and rider autograph sessions will be available throughout the afternoon.
Tickets for Monster Energy Supercross Africa is now on sale through TicketPro (www.ticketpro.co.za) and range from R150 to R350.
NOTE: FREE Park and Ride facilities available from Pretoria Rugby Club and Fountains Valley
The Event will run under the auspices of Motorsport South Africa (MSA) and has also been inscribed on the FIM calendar. Motorsport South Africa is the only recognised Motorsport Federation in South Africa.
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Supercross Africa Programme: 1 November 2014
15:00 – STADIUM GATES OPEN TO PUBLIC
15.10 – OFFICIAL PROGRAMME START
15.15 – 16:00 – SENIOR TIMED QUALIFYING ROUNDS
16:10 – RAD KTM JUNIOR SUPERCROSS AFRICA CHALLENGE (PRACTICE)
17:00 – MAIN PROGRAMME START
17:10 – SENIOR PRO HEAT 1
17:30 – SENIOR PRO HEAT 2
17:50 – FMX FREESTYLE DEMO
18:05 – RAD KTM JUNIOR SUPERCROSS AFRICA
18:20 – SENIOR SEMI FINAL 1
18:40 – SENIOR SEMI FINAL 2
19:00 – FMX FREESTYLE DEMO
19:25 – LAST CHANCE SENIOR QUALIFIER
20:00 – MAIN EVENT SENIOR FINAL
20:30 – TROPHY PRESENTATIONS & FINALE
20:45 – EVENT CLOSE