Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM are ‘Ready to Race’ the final seven rounds of SX in Utah.
This is a press release from KTM…
(May 15, 2020) – Following a recent announcement from Feld Entertainment, Inc., the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team is pleased to confirm that reigning 450SX Champion Cooper Webb is ‘Ready to Race’ the final seven rounds of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Beginning on May 31 and running through June 21, the final seven made-for-TV races are scheduled to take place twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday) for four consecutive weeks and each race will be broadcast on NBC networks without fans in attendance. Webb, who has often expressed his desire to continue racing, currently sits third overall in the championship standings as he continues his quest to maintain the number-one plate aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.
Cooper Webb: “At KTM, we are always Ready to Race! I know it was questionable as to whether or not we would get to finish the season but I feel as professional supercross racers it’s our job to be ready to race and we do our jobs whenever called upon. With that being said, it also gives us an opportunity to grow our sport, give people jobs back and give all the fans a chance to see us race on TV while we do everything possible to stay safe and continue practicing social distancing.”
Roger De Coster, Director of Motorsports, KTM Group: “We are so happy to finally have this plan in place. We started feeling pretty bored after being off for this long without racing and now there is a sensation of life and energy again. And, it is cool for Supercross to be one of the first professional sports back!”
NBC and NBCSN Television Schedule
Round 11 (250SX East)
Sunday, May 31 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:00 – 6:00 ET on NBC
Round 12 (250SX East)
Wednesday, June 3 | 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET on NBCSN
Round 13 (250SX East)
Sunday, June 7 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 14 (250SX West)
Wednesday, June 10 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 15 (250SX West)
Sunday, June 14 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 16 (250SX East)
Wednesday, June 17 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 17 (250SX East/West)
Sunday, June 21 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:30 – 6:00 ET on NBC
According to Feld Entertainment’s release, the responsible return to racing will provide guidelines and protocols to competitors and essential staff that complies with all federal, state and local health guidance and mandates. Mitigation efforts include mandated prescreening, testing, temperature checks, face masks, increased sanitation efforts and social distancing to limit contact among individuals executing the events. The stadium will assist with the implementation and execution of the plan. Additionally, Supercross, in partnership with the Alpinestars Medical Unit, has a trained medical team of seven professionals to assist on-site.
NBC Sports will present the final seven, made-for-TV races across NBC, NBCSN & NBCSports.com. Races will also be available to domestic livestream subscribers via the NBC Sports Gold “Supercross Pass” and internationally via the Supercross Video Pass.
For more information, visit www.supercrosslive.com or www.ktm.com