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Eli Tomac will race as wildcard in debut of British Grand Prix

Eli Tomac raises the trophy after winning the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross title Saturday at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. (Star Racing Yamaha)
Ken Roczen also headed to Wales for World Supercross Championship event

American Motocross Association champion and former World Supercross champion Eli Tomac of Cortez will make a wildcard appearance at the debut of the World Supercross British Grand Prix as some of the sports’ top riders prepare to line up in Wales this fall.

Tomac, currently in second place halfway through the AMA series behind Chase Sexton, will be joined by Ken Roczen of Germany, currently in third place in the AMA standings.

The World Supercross Championship and SX Global of Australia announced the first round of the inaugural five-race season this week. It will be held at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Oct. 8 and will be called the British Grand Prix.

The World Supercross Championship will host four wildcard riders in each round.

“I’m pumped to be heading to Cardiff to compete in the FIM World Supercross British Grand Prix,” Tomac said in a news release. “It’s a huge opportunity for fans in the UK to witness world championship supercross for the first time, and I’m excited to be part of such a historical moment for the sport.”

“While I’m definitely looking forward to going head to head with Ken, I also know there’s going to be a bunch of fast, talented riders from around the world all lining up for their shot at a world championship. It’s going to be an epic battle for certain,” Tomac stated.

Tomac on Saturday swept the two motos Saturday at Redbud National raceway in Buchanan, Michigan. Sexton, the runner-up in both motos was second overall.

“Our mission for the World Supercross Championship is to elevate supercross to a truly global audience and give international fans the opportunity to experience this incredible sport at a world championship level, firsthand,” said Adam Bailey of SX Global.

2022 AMA Motocross standings
1. Eli TomacYamaha317
2. Chase SextonHonda312
3. Jason AndersonKawasaki245
4. Ken RoczenHonda241
5. Christian CraigYamaha220
6. Ryan DungeyKTM218
7. Justin BarciaGAS190
8. Aaron PlessingerKTM177
9. Joseph SavatgyKawasaki142
10. Shane McElrathHusqvarna139