For the first time in eight years, you can now watch AMA Supermoto racing action on TV, as the rebooted series has signed a television deal with the MAVTV Motorsports Networks.
The TV package is a bit limited, as it includes 12 airings of six episodes (two apiece), which will cover racing from three venues, as well as highlights from the other three races on the calendar, but it is still a step in the right direction for supermoto racing in the USA.
The three race venues that MAVTV will cover are the rounds in Sturgis, South Dakota (round three); Denver, Colorado (round five); Tuscon, Arizona (the season finale).
In addition to the MAVTV package, the main event at the Quebec City race (round four) will get national and international coverage, as its part of the World Rally X Series.
Producing the television coverage is Unit Productions, which is spearheaded by everyone’s favorite two-wheeled personality, Greg White.
“Putting Supermoto back on TV has been my goal since day one,” said USA Pro Supermoto Chief of Operations Matt Stewart. “After years of working hard to rebuild the series and see its return to a National Championship, I’m now happy to finally see it on TV for the first time since 2008. We’re really excited to be working with Unit Productions and Greg White who brings a lot of experience of Motorsports and television to the table.”
“We are really excited to bring the AMA Supermoto National Series back to television,” said Executive Producer, Greg White. “Supermoto is extremely exciting with its mix of asphalt and dirt sections. We plan on bringing the viewer into the race action and expose them to the fantastic personalities that make up the AMA Supermoto paddock. We are so please to have partnered with MAVTV for the 2016 season. MAVTV is currently the premier motorsports network, so AMA Supermoto fits perfectly with their programming.”
2016 AMA Supermoto Championship Calendar:
|April 8-9th||Bakersfield, California||Kern County Raceway Park||Season Kick-Off|
|June 17-18th||Loudon, New Hampshire||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||In conjunction with Loudon Classic|
|July 1-2nd||Sturgis, South Dakota||Street Race|
|August 5-6th||Quebec City, Canada||Street Race||In conjunction with World Rally X|
|September 3rd||Denver, Colorado||Colorado National Speedway||In conjunction with NASCAR SLM|
|October 21-22nd||Tuscon, Arizona||Muscleman Honda Circuit||Season Finale|
Source: AMA Supermoto