Wednesday, June 19, 2024


British MX1 champion and former world number two, Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle, has stunned the world of motocross by being the first top-flight World Championship contender to race the entire UK Arenacross Tour.

This is the first time the 26-year-old champ has set his sights on Arenacross, and he is expected to attack the series with his customary gusto when the tour kicks off 7 January, 2017, at the Manchester Arena.
The multiple Motocross GP winner, former world number two and now British number one, has enjoyed a solid outdoor season, fending off season-long attacks from defending champion Shaun Simpson. He is now poised to tackle head-on, not just a line-up of ultra-competitive and hard-charging Arenacross athletes, but also the three former Pro champions, namely Brit Adam Chatfield (Honda) and Frenchmen Fabien Izoird (Honda) and Thomas Ramette (Suzuki).

Riding a Kawasaki KX450F, the AX series will undoubtedly present a steep learning curve for Searle, as each arena will be completely new to him, but the Kent man is never one to shy from a challenge and he reckons that once the gate drops, he’ll be as competitive as the next man.

Searle is only one of a handful of British riders ever to compete in the American Supercross series and the international motocross star says he’s excited about the prospect of adding Arenacross into his racing mix.

The tour:
7 January – Manchester Arena, Manchester
14 January – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
21 January – The Genting Arena, Birmingham
27 January – The SSE Arena, Belfast
28 January – The SSE Arena, Belfast
11 February – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
18 February – The SSE Arena, Wembley

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