Ricky Carmichael is the latest major starter confirmed for November’s AUS-X Open supercross extravaganza.
Widely regarded as the greatest exponent of his sport, Carmichael joins Australian two-time World Supercross champion Chad Reed and world number four Jason Anderson on the entry list so far.
Now 37 years old, Carmichael won 12 championships in the premier 450cc Class during his career.
The American raced at the inaugural AUS-X Open in 2015.
“I’m beyond excited to return down under for the AUS-X Open in 2017!” said Carmichael.
“When I came down for the 2015 event, I didn’t quite know what to expect initially, however during and after the event I was absolutely blown away by how much fun it was.
“Returning in 2017 was a very easy decision – I love Australia, the fans are amazing, plus with the addition of Chad and Jason, I’m just as excited as a fan to see this battle unfold.”
The 2017 AUS-X Open will be held at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney Superdome) on November 11-12.