As the countdown to the very first FIM World Supercross Championship Grand Prix, taking place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff begins, Honda Genuine Honda Racing rider, Max Anstie, flew in from the U.S last week to visit the stadium ahead of the first Supercross race on 8th October.
One of two home heroes competing in the 2022 World Supercross British Grand Prix, Anstie returned to the UK to visit the stadium that he last raced at when he was just nine years old.
“Coming here has really stirred the memories”, said Anstie. “I was last here as a kid on a 65cc bike, so to come back here competing for a World Championship title is super special. When the first round was announced, my mother immediately phoned me from her home in Wales, telling me how excited she was. And that enthusiasm is really spreading, I’ve had so many friends and fans contact me to say they’re coming. It’s going to be mega.”
Joining a new team ahead of the opening round, Anstie originally from Newbury, England will race in the SX2 class aboard a CRF250R, for the Honda Genuine Honda Racing Team.
Talking about his hopes for the opening round, Anstie continued. “This is such a big thing. The Championship is full of talent, which genuinely makes it hard for me to pick out a rival I expect to be battling with in Cardiff. What I do know is that this is a World Championship and nobody will be here to make up the numbers. Competition will be fierce and I need to be on my game. I’m training harder than ever and I’ll be back in Florida getting as much time on the bike as I can before we come back in October. I genuinely cannot wait for the gate to drop on the 8th October.”
Fans visiting Cardiff will not only witness the very best supercross racers in the world do battle, with the likes of Ken Roczen, Chad Reed and Eli Tomac going bar to bar, but will also get to see two-time Brit nominated, multi-platinum selling artist, AJ Tracey perform too, making it a night of unmissable action and entertainment.
Tickets for the opening round of the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship are on general sale now.