AUS-X OPEN FAQ's

EVENT SPECIFIC FAQ’S

What is the difference between the Friday and Saturday events?

2018’s action is set to blow the minds of fans across the country with a revamped, triple-crown Supercross race format on Saturday November 10. We’ve drastically changed the racing format, to make Saturday’s racing the most jam-packed and full of action, than ever before. In a ‘Triple Header’ format, fans will see the best in the world, battle bar to bar, three times rather than the previous one ‘Main Event’ only format. It’s literally three times the high-intensity racing action, jammed into Saturday’s program.

The Friday 9th November session is for practice and qualifying, available only to Ultimate VIP & SuperBox Corporate packages which include GA tickets to Friday’s session. General Admission tickets for Friday November 9 will be released at a later date. VIP’s will have access to discounted General Admission tickets when released on-sale at a later date. Ultimate VIP and Superbox Package ticket holders will receive their ticket/s for Friday 9th November via email days before the event – there is no need to contact Ticketek if these are not received immediately with your respective Saturday purchase(s).

Discounted GA ticketing for Friday 9th November will be made available only to VIP ticket holders. You will be emailed a link to purchase discounted Friday tickets by AME Management when tickets become available for Friday 9th November. Please ensure your email address is spelled correctly in your account to ensure you receive this portion of the package.

Session times for both the Friday and Saturday, as well as the Pit Party times will be released at a later date.

When do tickets go on-sale?

Tickets are now on sale via Ticketek.com.au

Venue Details

Everything in regards to Qudos Bank Arena is covered off in the following link: http://bit.ly/2q1cH0e.

Backpacks, prams and much more is all explained in detail.

Ticketek FAQ's

Ticketek is the official seller of all AUS-X Open ticketing.

Any ticketing specific questions are explained in detail in the following link:  http://bit.ly/2rfMv5o

Do children get in for free?

Children under three (3) do get in for free, granted they sit on the same seat as the parent and NOT in the aisle. (no additional seating will be provided)

Who's competing?

In 2018 we will see the return of two time World Supercross Champion –  Chad Reed, going head to head with current World Supercross Champion and defending winner of the 2017 AUS-X Open – Jason Anderson. Also confirmed to bang bars with Reed and Anderson is Justin Barcia and Justin Brayton, as well as Australia’s best Supercross talent.

It doesn’t end there with many more announcements just around the corner, stay tuned to our social channels and website for details!

Historically the AUS-X Open has attracted World Class talent with Chad Reed, Ricky Carmichael & Cooper Webb kicking off the inaugural event in 2015.  Chad & Cooper returned again in 2016 to take on 4 time World Champion – Ryan Villopoto as well as Justin Brayton. In 2017 Ricky Carmichael returned, as well as for the first time Jason Anderson, Ronnie Mac and Robbie Maddison.

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WHAT IS SUPERCROSS?

WHAT IS SUPERCROSS?

Supercross is the ultimate combination of both man and machine, with riders having to be in peak condition to not only prevent physical exhaustion, but most importantly, mental fatigue.

With an incredibly small margin for error, riders must navigate the various obstacles on a Supercross track to extreme precision, lap after lap, round after round, in order to prevent the nasty consequences the sport can provide.

 

Breakdown:

– 10-12 riders start alongside each other.

– Riders race between 5 and 20 laps.

– Each lap is approximately between 30 & 50 seconds.

– The circuit is temporary & man made, with multiple unique obstacles.

– 4000 tonnes of dirt (120 truck loads) shaped and combined with steel ramps.

– Two divisions – the 250cc class and the 450cc class, compete at the AUS-X Open.

 

KEYS TO SUPERCROSS:

Supercross is generally comprised into four elements; the start, rhythm lane (s), whoops & the competition. The start is pivotal; each rider begins on a level playing field – so it’s a time where you can essentially pass the entire field at once, as soon as the gate drops.

Whoops are a series of small bumps, that require 100% commitment & carefully practiced technique. Blitzing across the top of each obstacle and not letting either wheel drop in the gaps is crucial.

For the rhythm lanes, dead eye precision and ultimate commitment is required to nail the fastest, yet most dangerous combination.

Combine the above whilst going bar to bar with 11 other riders all jostling for position, in front of 25,000+ screaming fans, and you have the incredibly exciting sport of Supercross.

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