SAN DIEGO: ESPN, the San Diego International Sports Council, and Qualcomm Stadium have announced the launch of a new action sports championship event from the ESPN X Games team — the Moto X World Championships.
The annual event will feature the best Moto X riders in the world competing for the title of Moto X World Champion in a variety of disciplines including Freestyle, SuperMoto, Best Trick, Step Up and Moto X Racing. The inaugural Moto X World Championships is scheduled to take place April 12-13, 2008, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego CA and will mark the first time ESPN’s X Games team has returned to the city since it hosted the X Games in 1997 and 1998. Live coverage of the Moto X World Championships will be featured on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN360.com and EXPN.com.
“Given the tremendous success and excitement of Moto X at the X Games, we are very excited to present our first event dedicated exclusively to Moto X,” said Ron Semiao, senior vice president, ESPN Content Development. “The Moto X World Championships will determine the top Moto X freestylers and racers in the world, allowing riders to showcase their talents and the awesome progression of their sport on one of the biggest stages ever. We can’t think of a better place than San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium for an event of this magnitude.”
Joe Moeller, president, San Diego International Sports Council, said, “The city of San Diego and the San Diego International Sports Council are delighted to collaborate with ESPN to bring a world class action sports event such as the inaugural Moto X World Championships to San Diego. “We recognize the ever-increasing growth and popularity of motocross and see this event as an ideal platform to bring the residents of San Diego the best in world class moto competition and entertainment.”