09 Jan 2020
It’s back! The Superloop Adelaide 500 will feature the hugely popular Moto X Step Up once again in 2020, with kids (big and small) to be treated to another round of high jumps on motocross bikes.
Moto X Step Up is a unique concept. Simply imagine doing the Olympic Pole Vault on a motorcycle using a practically vertical dirt ramp, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect.
The 2019 debut of Moto X Step Up at the Superloop Adelaide 500 had fans up against the fence watching the star athletes rev themselves up the ramp to complete their jumps across all four days, and 2020 will be no different.
The provisional fixture released for the event sees Thursday feature four practice sessions, followed by practice and two daily heats on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Athletes are set to be announced in the coming weeks, with fans likely to be treated to big Australian and international competitors.
Moto X Step Up event manager Dave Ellis says that the Superloop Adelaide 500 will once again be the only place fans can see the event anywhere in the world outside of the X-Games in the USA.
"Moto X Step Up is clean-cut action where you end up with the two best riders sending it as high as they can until one faults and isn't able to clear the bar two consecutive times," he explains.
"You then have a clear-cut winner which is easy for the fans to take in - this is a great event, and it's never been done anywhere else expect the X-Games in America."
Ellis is forecasting some exciting names to compete in the event, which is bound to be popular with fans of all ages.
"All kids love bikes and to see what these talented athletes are able to do with these machines to clear such great heights, just leaves them smiling.
"We have the best in the world coming, there's no doubt - so there will be plenty of skill on show during the Superloop Adelaide 500."
The Superloop Adelaide 500 takes place from February 20-23 and is the opening round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
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