31 Jan 2018
Australia’s first ever Split Rhythm Supercross competition is set to wow fans at the action-packed 2018 Adelaide 500 in just four weeks’ time.
A two-wheeled extreme sport, New Holland Split Rhythm powered by Monster Energy is a one-minute straight sprint that will test riders to race with perfect precision, explosive speed and a little style as they negotiate plenty of jumps and a lack of turns.
Spectators can expect to see plenty of action with multiple sessions each day allowing fans to get up close to the intense action as some of Australia’s best riders battle it out, rider against rider, on a 450m purpose built track.
The track will take ten days, and over 1400 man hours, to build and will incorporate 4500 tonnes of dirt, 500 tonnes of sand, 250 hay bales and 700 metres of signage to finish the look.
Off-road motorcycle champion Toby Price will be returning to town to oversee the New Holland Split Rhythm build, having contributed to the design of the track.
Having become Australia’s first Dakar Rally winner in 2016 and placing third in the recent 2018 event, Price is known as ‘King of the Desert’ with more than 20 major titles and five Australian Off-Road Championships to his name.
“I’m really excited to see another world first come to the Adelaide 500 with the New Holland Split Rhythm event,” Price said.
“For me it is always special to see what we’re working on come to life and create a unique competitive foreground for the top monocycle riders from all around the globe battle it out for the top step.
It is going to be a huge weekend for everyone involved, not just the riders but sponsors too with the huge numbers that attend the event as a whole, which really gives these guys a lot more exposure than anything else within Australia.
I won’t be competing this year but I won’t be missing a race at the Split Rhythm I can tell you right now!”
Situated by the main entrance to the event there will be plenty of New Holland Split Rhythm action across the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event, with multiple sessions on all days for fans and newcomers to the two-wheeled sport.
Adelaide 500 New Holland Split Rhythm Schedule:
- Thursday: 3 x 30 minute practice sessions
- Friday: 3 x 40 minute competition sessions
- Saturday: 3 x 40 minute competition sessions
- Sunday: 2 x 40 minute competition sessions
A number of Australia’s top riders will touch down in event week including Jackson Richardson (2016 and 2017 SX2 Australian SuperX Champion), Brett Metcalfe (2nd 2010 AMA Motorcross 450cc) and Todd Waters (2nd MX1 Australian MX, 9th MX1 World Championship).
The Adelaide 500 New Holland Split Rhythm will include more big name riders with further announcements set to be made over the next four weeks as the countdown continues.
Tickets available now here.