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6/5/2018 9:08 AM

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Supercross Montréal prepares to rev up the Olympic Stadium in September 2018

GESTEV boosts high-caliber motocross event back to its former glory

Montréal, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 15, when SUPERCROSS MONTRÉAL makes a roaring return to the Olympic Park for one night of high-caliber international motocross action featuring some of the top riders from Europe and North America. Montréal is the next stop on the international circuit, as well as being Canada’s only Supercross event in 2018. It’ll be the first time event organizer GESTEV has been let loose at the Olympic Park, and thousands of spectators are expected to come feast their eyes on the action.

Top international talent in the running
No fewer than 20 riders will be at the start line for the flagship PRO race in the evening. “The first wave of riders we’re stoked to announce includes five big names— one of Canada’s top racers, Kaven Benoit, two of the top US riders, Malcom Stewart and Jeremy Martin, and France’s Cédric Soubayras and Thomas Ramette, who are both European event headliners,” said motocross event consultant Eric Peronnard. “Get ready for a huge North American event with some international flair!” Even though the complete event program won’t be revealed for another few weeks, Supercross Montréal is already promising spectators a jam-packed evening of entertainment, giving them the chance to see the best riders on the regional circuit as well as a special freestyle show.

A roaring return for motocross to the Olympic Park
The sport of motocross has been ticking over in Gestev’s event management minds for a few years, so the organizers are excited that 2018 is the year they get to make it all happen. “Today we’re thrilled to announce this exciting event on the Montréal calendar,” said Gestev president Patrice Drouin. “We’re not going to be reinventing the wheel and messing with the winning formula Pierre Corbeil and his team perfected in past years, but we are going to inject the event with the ambition and flair it needs to keep flourishing here at the heart of the big city.” September 15 will be a big day for this iconic landmark on the Montréal skyline, as it’s been five years since motocross last revved up spectators at the Olympic Park. “There’s a long history of motocross events at the Olympic Stadium that dates back to 1977, with no fewer than 34 events attracting up to 60,000 spectators a night,” said Michel Labrecque, CEO of Montréal’s Olympic Park. “We’re very happy to see the sport of motocross coming back to the Stadium in 2018, thanks to Gestev, who really have what it takes to make a big event like this a success.”

Tickets on sale soon
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at supercrossmtl.com for the main event on September 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Prices start at $42 (including fees). Tickets will also be available for the afternoon practice rounds for $20.


All details available online at supercrossmtl.com.

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6/5/2018 9:12 AM

This looks promising for the future of sx!

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6/5/2018 9:17 AM

I'm pumped that supercross is back in Montreal even if it's a one off event. If FELD decides to expand I hope they consider Montreal for a stop.

Malcolm was at the press conference. It's in French so not sure how many of you on here understand the language. I can post it later if any are interested.

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6/5/2018 9:41 AM

This is good news. Gestev is a reliable promoter as well (pro cycling events, MTB events) so it should be solid in terms of funding and organization.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

6/5/2018 9:41 AM

Great world class city with good fan support in the past. In fact, the former Toronto supercross races by the end were very well attended and I think many came from Quebec to watch as well.

Hopefully a lot of the riders on the MX Tour join into the event and some more Americans too.

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6/5/2018 9:43 AM

The GP Quebec and GP Montreal World Tour cycling events are the weekend before. Already checking out the possibility of a little time in La Belle Province this September!

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

6/5/2018 9:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/5/2018 9:48 AM

Wow! Eric Peronnard is working with them. The group behind the event is top notch. They've put on a bunch of well-known international events in Quebec.

Only thing that worries me is the ticket price and the fact that the last MTL SX didn't attract a lot of spectators. $42 is a lot the cheap seats...

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6/5/2018 10:37 AM

Montréal is an awesome city, tons to do and see, lots of restaurants, very beautiful women, a great park that is one of the best places to watch a F1 race (even has a casino). Feels like you are in Europe, but without crossing an ocean. Go to Montréal for this race, and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

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6/5/2018 10:42 AM

Holigan wrote:

Montréal is an awesome city, tons to do and see, lots of restaurants, very beautiful women, a great park that is one of the ...more

Been to the F1 GP of Canada seven times. Great event. Wouldn't walk across the street to watch Supercross.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

6/5/2018 11:11 AM

Holigan wrote:

Montréal is an awesome city, tons to do and see, lots of restaurants, very beautiful women, a great park that is one of the ...more

Agreed. I have an ex that was from Mon-ree-al. Awesome city.

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6/5/2018 4:24 PM

I hope the track is wacky as can be. The more off kilter the better

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6/5/2018 4:26 PM

Stuntman949 wrote:

I hope the track is wacky as can be. The more off kilter the better

No idea about the design but Dirt Wurx is building it so should be great.

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6/5/2018 4:33 PM

Here's some pics of the stadium.

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Interior shots from past events.

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6/5/2018 5:34 PM

Brownstone322 wrote:

Been to the F1 GP of Canada seven times. Great event. Wouldn't walk across the street to watch Supercross.

You hate SX?

Little known fact is that you can bike, rollerblade or drive your car around the Montreal F1 course in the summer off season. I drove a Suburban around there, was cool!

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6/5/2018 5:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/5/2018 5:51 PM

Loved the Thunderbuggies way back when, incredibly entertaining.

Most fun city ever.

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6/5/2018 5:53 PM

Holigan wrote:

Montréal is an awesome city, tons to do and see, lots of restaurants, very beautiful women, a great park that is one of the ...more

Brownstone322 wrote:

Been to the F1 GP of Canada seven times. Great event. Wouldn't walk across the street to watch Supercross.

Ramrod wrote:

You hate SX?

Little known fact is that you can bike, rollerblade or drive your car around the Montreal F1 course in the ...more

haha the F! circuit is pretty nice , during late summer nights, we used to go drive around it, beeing young and stupid. We would outrun the little toyota echo hatchback on the track.

good old day. Montreal is where i was born, i miss it.

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6/5/2018 5:57 PM

Calling broc tickle.

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6/5/2018 6:45 PM

Drtbykr wrote:

Loved the Thunderbuggies way back when, incredibly entertaining.

Most fun city ever.

If you're talking about the trophy trucks or autocross cars from the mid-late 90's those things were loud as fuck. Could barely hear the person next to you screaming lol. Good times.

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6/5/2018 7:16 PM

Arrowangel wrote:

haha the F! circuit is pretty nice , during late summer nights, we used to go drive around it, beeing young and stupid. We ...more

Tourist thing to do, but Swartz’s deli makes a great Montreal smoked meat sandwich and poutine. I’ve heard there are better, should go back. Beaver tails in old downtown are a good late night snack.

The view from Mont Royal is epic.

Add in a SX race and you could have a great weekend there.

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6/5/2018 8:14 PM

Have to wait for Martin cause if he’s chosen for MXoN I bet he will have to choose one. Braydon would be a good fit and Alessi

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6/5/2018 9:02 PM

quick 4 hour drive....... can't wait!!!

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8/30/2018 1:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/30/2018 7:46 PM

More riders have been announced.

Supercross Montreal

Americans

Josh Hill
Alex Martin
Malcolm Stewart
Matt Goerke
Josh Hansen
Mike Brown
RJ Hampshire
Colt Nichols
Phil Nicoletti
Mike Alessi
Dillan Epstein
Cade Clason
Cheyenne Harmon
Joey Crown (250)
Josh Osby (250)
Ryan Dowd
Jacob Hayes
Chris Canning

Canadians

Kaven Benoit
Colton Facciotti
Cole Thompson
Marco Canella (250)
Shawn Maffenbeier (250)
Tyler Medaglia
Jess Pettis (250)
Keylan Meston
Kyle Keast
Dylan Wright (250)
Tanner Ward (250)
Hayden Halstead (250)
Jared Petruska (250)
Davey Fraser
Jeremy Medaglia

France

Cedric Soubeyras
Thomas Ramette

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8/30/2018 1:38 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

More riders have been announced.

Supercross Montreal

Americans

Josh Hill
Alex Martin
Malcolm Stewart
Matt Goerke
Josh ...more

How are the Canadians in SX?

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8/30/2018 1:48 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

More riders have been announced.

Supercross Montreal

Americans

Josh Hill
Alex Martin
Malcolm Stewart
Matt Goerke
Josh ...more

mattyhamz2 wrote:

How are the Canadians in SX?

Cole Thompson is pretty good and has made some mains in the US and scored points.

Tyler and Colton have also raced and qualified for main events in the US. Tyler has an AMA West 250 Arenacross Title to his name so he's got some indoor skills.

Benoit has won the Montreal SX before.

Pettis did well last year on the West coast and got some TV time during the mains. Grew up in BC so has a lot of arenacross experience.

Canella is young and I don't believe he has any SX experience aside from the SX portion at the Mini O's.

Unsure about Maffenbeier. He's raced the Montreal SX in the past but can't remember how he finished.

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8/30/2018 1:54 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

More riders have been announced.

Supercross Montreal

Americans

Josh Hill
Alex Martin
Malcolm Stewart
Matt Goerke
Josh ...more

mattyhamz2 wrote:

How are the Canadians in SX?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Cole Thompson is pretty good and has made some mains in the US and scored points.

Tyler and Colton have also raced and ...more

I remember seeing Pettis last year and sorta remember Cole and Tyler being here, but not Colton.

Benoit always reminded me of Musquin with his riding style. Maybe it's a French and French-Canadian thing? lol


They are all great riders so I expect they will pick it up quick.

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8/30/2018 1:57 PM

Cole would have to be the favorite going in to this race with the rider list as it sits currently.

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8/30/2018 1:57 PM

resetjet wrote:

Calling broc tickle.

Broc is sitting out races of any kind until his deal gets resolved...and they're still lagging.

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8/30/2018 2:00 PM

mister2dt wrote:

Cole would have to be the favorite going in to this race with the rider list as it sits currently.

Idk man. Goerke and Hampshire could come out swinging.

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2005 YZ250-sold :,(
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2005 KX250F

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8/30/2018 2:08 PM

Maverick you gonna make it?
Gibby you know if any Canadian rounds are gonna be on the SX schedule?

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8/30/2018 2:13 PM

colintrax wrote:

Maverick you gonna make it?
Gibby you know if any Canadian rounds are gonna be on the SX schedule?

Doubt I'll make it. Not this year anyways.

No Canadian round(s) in 2019 but hoping to have one if it expands.

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