On December 6th in Seville, the first round of the 2004 THQ World Supercross GP Championship will get underway, and the proposed circuit layout for this spectacular event has just been released.

The Andalucian capital's Olympic Stadium plays host for the weekend, and a 646 metre-long track is to be constructed within the arena, promising to be a real challenge for the world's top supercrossers.

The participants will come up against a technical circuit (pictured), with around 30 jumps of all shapes and sizes, and a total of nine bends. Around 10,000 tonnes of earth will be transported into the stadium especially for the show, a total of 6,000 m3 coming in on a variety of heavy machinery. 15 individuals will be working solidly for three days before the event to get the track in optimum conditions for the first of seventeen rounds.

The 2004 World SX GP series will see defending champion Chad Reed aiming to retain his title, and heading into the season on the back of six consecutive wins at the tail of the 2003 AMA/SX GP Supercross season.

However, the Australian Yamaha rider will have his work cut out if he wants to hold the trophy aloft in Las Vegas next May, because he will be coming under almighty pressure from Ricky Carmichael and his Honda this year.

The three-times consecutive winner of the AMA Supercross series has decided that he would like to add the World crown to his bulging trophy cabinet, and has thrown down the gauntlet to Reed by joining up with the rest of a particularly strong field in Europe when practice gets going on Friday December 5th, from 11am local time.

 

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