AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. You’ll have to excuse the mainstream media’s interpretation, however, it is looking like the Straight Rythum will make an appearance at Adelaide’s V8 Supercars Clipsal 500. It will be a second appearance for the Straight Rythum appearance in Australia, following the inaugural event held in Tasmania in late 2016.
Adelaide’s The Advertiser reports: DAKAR Rally champion Toby Price is coming to Adelaide for Australia’s first ever split rhythm supercross competition which forms part of the Adelaide 500.
Price is not competing but helped design the track and will oversee the event dubbed a ‘two-wheel extreme sport’ where riders test themselves in a 450m sprint.
The track will take 10 days to build and will incorporate 4500 tonnes of dirt, 500 tonnes of sand, 250 hay bales and 700 metres of signage.
Price, who became Australia’s first Dakar winner in 2016, said he was excited about the new format of racing.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
A number of Australia’s top riders will line up in the event including Jackson Richardson, Brett Metcalfe and Todd Waters and they will do battle over the four days from March 1-4.