Saturday’s Supercross Round 16 in Denver: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series will head Saturday night to Round 16 at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, with the 2023 championship race essentially down to two riders.

With Cooper Webb sidelined for the final two events because of the concussion he suffered in a Nashville heat race, defending series champion Eli Tomac will enter his hometown round (he hails from Cortez, Colorado) with an 18-point lead over Chase Sexton.

Though Sexton has the momentum from winning at Nashville (his third victory this season and second in the past three races), Tomac thrives in elevation. That would seem to give the edge to the two-time champion at Denver and in the May 13 finale at Salt Lake City, Utah.

Justin Barcia, who won two weeks ago in New Jersey, also is out for the rest of the season after suffering a broken collarbone in a crash during the Nashville main event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 16 of the 2023 Supercross season at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 16 will begin Saturday at 9 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.


POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 16 at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

3:05 p.m.: 250 SX Group C Qualifying 1
3:20 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
3:35 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
3:50 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
4:05 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
4:20 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
4:20 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 2
4:35 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
6:05 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
6:20 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:35 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 2
9:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
9:21 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
9:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
9:50 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
10:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
10:55 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
11:27 p.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUT: Click here to view the track map

FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Eli Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Eli Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Cooper Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Eli Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points

ROUND 11: Eli Tomac wins in Seattle, ties Cooper Webb for points lead

ROUND 12: Eli Tomac earns 51st career victory to break tie with James Stewart

ROUND 13: Chase Sexton dominates Atlanta to continue surge

ROUND 14: Justin Barcia triumphs in the New Jersey mud

ROUND 15: Chase Sexton wins as Cooper Webb is injured


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Beta Motorcycles joins SuperMotocross in 2024, Benny Bloss named first factory rider

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Beta Motorcycles

Benny Bloss will race for the factory Beta Motorcycles team in 2024 as that manufacturer joins SuperMotocross as the ninth brand to compete in the series. Beta Motorcycles will make their debut in the Monster Energy Supercross opener at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California in January.

Benny Bloss finished among the top 10 twice in Pro Motocross, in 2016 and 2018. – Beta Motorcycles

“The wait is over and we can finally share everything we have been working towards,” said Carlen Gardner, Race Team Manager in a press release. “It has been a great experience being a part of this development and seeing the progression. The only missing part was finding a rider that would mesh well with our Beta Family.

“After a one phone call with Benny, we knew it would be a good fit for him, and for us. We are happy to have him on board for the next two years and can’t wait to see everyone at Anaheim in January.”

Bloss debuted in the 450 class in 2015 with a 15th-place finish overall at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Bloss has a pair of top-10 rankings in the division with a sixth-place finish in the Pro Motocross Championship in 2016 and a seventh in 2018. His best Supercross season ended 15th in the standings in 2018.

“I’m extremely excited to join the Beta Factory Racing team,” Bloss said. “It’s cool to see a brand with such a rich history in off-road racing to come into the US Supercross and Motocross space. I know this team will be capable of great things as we build and go racing in 2024.”

Bloss is currently 22nd in the SuperMotocross rankings and has not raced in the first two rounds of the Motocross season.

Testing for Beta Motorcycles is scheduled to begin in August and the team expects to announce a second rider at that time.

The family-owned brand adds to the international flare of the sport. The company was founded in Florence, Italy in 1905 as Società Giuseppe Bianchi as they built handmade bicycles, The transition to motorcycle production in the late 1940s.

Beta Motorcycles competed and won in motocross competition in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Jim Pomeroy and other riders.

Beta will join Triumph Motorcycles as a second historic brand to join the sport in 2024. First established in 1902, Triumph has won in nearly every division they have competed in, dating back to their first victory in the 1908 Isle of Man TT. Triumph will debut in the 250 class in 2024 and plans to expand into 450s in 2025.