Could monster energy supercross ever go global?

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11/9/2018 9:00 PM

Could we ever have races around the world? A round or 2 each season? Lot of fans in Australia it seems.

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11/9/2018 10:59 PM

It could if two factors change.

1. Feld or whomever buys the Supercross rights from Feld pay the teams an appearance fee and/or split revenue to get the teams/riders to travel the world. In F1 the manufacturer's championship determines the percentage of next years revenue that the team gets.

2. The Manufacturers (Honda/Kawasaki/KTM/Husky/Yamaha/Suzuki) would need to support it on the global level like they do with MotoGP road racing Currently most teams budget for Supercross come from the Manufacturer's American marketing budget and are subsidized by American sponsors advertising to American fans. The Grand Prix budgets come from the European marketing budgets and European sponsors marketing to the European fans. The European teams also get some financial support from Youthstream to help cover most of the basic travel requirements for the fly away races, but like anything teams will spend more than their budgets by bringing extra support people and supplies.

When you look at the international racing series like Formula 1 and MotoGP they have a mixture of both #1 and #2 to keep the world wide racing effort going. The manufactures like Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault, Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, etc. along with the support of global brands marketing world wide (Red Bull, Vodafone, Repsol, Movistar, Shell, Petronas, Monster, Qualcomm, HP, UPS, Lenovo, etc.) along with profit sharing of the world wide television contracts that is set with the teams/manufacturer's deals with the championships.

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The only other way is if Feld takes over the whole circus and takes over the role of the teams by providing the bikes, riders and mechanics like they do with Monster Jam. Feld owns most of the Monster trucks the drivers drive, (Grave Digger, Max D, Zombie, etc.). But the current business model is a LOT cheaper for Feld to have the teams be autonomous, since the Tomac's and Roczen's level salaries are not part of Feld's budget, they currently pay pennies on the dollar for the talent at their events, because unlike monster trucks, people come to the races because of the riders racing.

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11/9/2018 11:15 PM

I don’t see it happening. It would be too expensive for the privateers. Even teams like Rocky Mountain would have a tough time traveling around the world.

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11/9/2018 11:52 PM

No reason to take it global.

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@TONY351KTM

11/10/2018 2:05 AM

Its a world championship, so no it should just be raced in the US...

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11/10/2018 2:56 AM

It’s our series, a U.S. series. Keep it that way. The Supercross season is too long now for enough riders to survive it uninjuried.

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11/10/2018 3:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/10/2018 3:21 AM

Considering its called the FIM World SX Championship and all. Oh yeah they go to Canada for 1 round. lol

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11/10/2018 5:22 AM

Frank wrote:

Considering its called the FIM World SX Championship and all. Oh yeah they go to Canada for 1 round. lol

Not anymore they don't. Entirely in the US.

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11/10/2018 8:21 AM

Rest of the worlds riders have zero interest in racing supercross.

So.....nope.

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GP740
Since 1987

11/10/2018 8:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/10/2018 9:09 AM

Yes, Feld already fields several worldwide events with Monster trucks and the Nitro tour does as well. There are crowds and venues already established.

If they think they can fill stadiums, you can count on it. Whether the current team and rider structure would participate is questionable, but like MotoGP the premier part of the sport will find funding and talent. Most likely a separate Championship.

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11/10/2018 9:02 AM

Keep it in the USA, we don't want SX effecting the development of what we all really care about.... MXGP. smile

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11/10/2018 10:10 AM

Lastander wrote:

Its a world championship, so no it should just be raced in the US...

People come from all over the world to race. World Championship isn’t the same as a World Tour.

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11/10/2018 10:54 AM

Why? Most of the Euro guys on this forum do everything they can to talk shit about SX. I am sure their are many who would love to see some SX locally.They just don't post here.

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11/10/2018 3:59 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Rest of the worlds riders have zero interest in racing supercross.

So.....nope.

I agree completely.

Youthstream certainly isn’t going to give up dates for another series as well.

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11/10/2018 4:03 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Rest of the worlds riders have zero interest in racing supercross.

So.....nope.

Thats why they come here to race it tho....

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11/10/2018 5:32 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Rest of the worlds riders have zero interest in racing supercross.

So.....nope.

Do you mean rest of the world riders lile Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin, Chad Reed, Dean Wilson, Dylan Ferandise, Hunter Lawrence and the long list of riders from all over the world who have risen SX in the past?

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11/10/2018 5:42 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Rest of the worlds riders have zero interest in racing supercross.

So.....nope.

1/5 of the field is from the rest of the world

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11/10/2018 6:15 PM

Face it Supercross is mislabeled as a World Championship. That is just a money deal cut with the FIM to help Feld market their product. Nothing "World" about it.

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11/10/2018 6:16 PM

Frank wrote:

Face it Supercross is mislabeled as a World Championship. That is just a money deal cut with the FIM to help Feld market their product. Nothing "World" about it.

Best Supercross riders in the world.

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11/10/2018 6:21 PM

Frank wrote:

Face it Supercross is mislabeled as a World Championship. That is just a money deal cut with the FIM to help Feld market their product. Nothing "World" about it.

zehn wrote:

Best Supercross riders in the world.

Haha lapped up to 8th place out of 20 in the 16 minute mains. That does not mean shit.

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11/10/2018 6:39 PM

Any other country can have their own SX series. Let's say 20. Then at the end, let the winners race for a World Cup.

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11/10/2018 6:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/10/2018 6:47 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Rest of the worlds riders have zero interest in racing supercross.

So.....nope.

Excaliburbmx wrote:

1/5 of the field is from the rest of the world

20 out of 100 supercross riders are from outside he United States ?

No way. I bet it’s less than that for sure.

If rest of the world wanted to race supercross so bad you’d have full Gates in the LCQ.....many more day qualifiers as well.

The guys that come here to race sx want to live here and become citizens. Nobody from the Netherlands is racing sx or interested in doing so, and such don’t race it.

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GP740
Since 1987

11/10/2018 6:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/10/2018 6:57 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Rest of the worlds riders have zero interest in racing supercross.

So.....nope.

Excaliburbmx wrote:

1/5 of the field is from the rest of the world

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

20 out of 100 supercross riders are from outside he United States ?

No way. I bet it’s less than that for sure.

If rest of the world wanted to race supercross so bad you’d have full Gates in the LCQ.....many more day qualifiers as well.

The guys that come here to race sx want to live here and become citizens. Nobody from the Netherlands is racing sx or interested in doing so, and such don’t race it.

Bro. Only 10 guys can stay on the lead lap out of 22. I get that lappers are obstacles the same as a dirt whoop but please. It's barely a professional sport more less a world championship. SX is cool. MX is cooler.
And please list 3 reason why anyone would want to move to this country lol.

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11/10/2018 7:30 PM

Please... no.

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11/11/2018 2:45 AM

Gee, i hope not. Fix what we have first. I am already getting bored in the middle of the season without more rounds being added. Would like to see a few mx rounds thrown in the middle of the series. Kinda like Gator Back use to be.

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