The 2018 Power Maxed Arenacross Tour is geared up and ready to entertain the masses when it rocks up to the city of Manchester in just 10 days’ time on Saturday the 6th of January.

The Tour will bring together an eclectic mix of high-ranking professional racers and super-talented FMX athletes from all corners of the globe, with no less than 10 nationalities turning their backs on the rest of the world and convening at Manchester in the new year.

The Pro class is crammed full of indoor and outdoor motocross racing specialists at the very top of their game. The calibre of riders will leave even the most ardent motocross enthusiast trembling with anticipation, and will have the uninitiated on the very edge of their seats when they witness the pure unadulterated world class action as it bursts into the arena. In the five-year history of AX, just three Pro champs have been crowned; namely Adam Chatfield, Fabien Izoird and Thomas Ramette, and all three will line up for what is building to be the 2018 AX ‘Super’ Tour. Brit Chatfield will be running with unfamiliar Kawasaki machinery, whilst Frenchman Izoird continues with the Honda marque he’s been riding during 2017, and fellow countryman – the three-time AX champion – Ramette with his trusted and ultra-reliable Suzuki set-up.

Whips are popular at the event! Pic: AX UK

Arenacross fans will know that when the AX gate drops, anything can happen, but there is one certainty and that is that whether it’s one of the previous champs – or hard-charging 2017 podium winners such as Cedric Soubeyras (France), Angelo Pellegrini (Italy), and Jack Brunell (UK), or even new-to-the-scene contenders such as Australian supercross hotshot Dan Reardon, GP-winning Russian Evgeny Bobryshev, two-time British motocross champion Elliott Banks-Browne (UK), Nique Thury, (Germany), or Mike Kras (The Netherlands) – there will be all to play for, with one goal; winning the 2018 AX crown.

The race action is interspersed by three FMX sessions that will showcase some of the hottest freestylers on the planet. An excitable crowd will be whipped to a frenzy as the likes of the UK’s Nez Parker, Dan Whitby, Arran Powley, Samson Eaton join Aussie ace Ryan Brown, Spaniard show-boating superstar Edgar Torronteras, uber-cool Czech Petr Pilat, holder of youngster-ever-back-flipper accolade Luc Ackerman, Gilles Dejong and Christian Kleiner.

Pic: AX UK

The January and February weather may be frightful but inside an AX arena, it’ll be nothing but delightful!

Tickets from as little as £16 youths and £27 adults are on sale via www.arenacrossuk.com

2018 AX Tour dates;
Saturday 6th January, Manchester Arena, Manchester
Saturday 13th January, The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Saturday 20th January, The Genting Arena, Birmingham
Friday 26th January, The SSE Arena, Belfast
Saturday 27th January, The SSE Arena, Belfast
Saturday 10th February, FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
Saturday 17th February, The SSE Arena, Wembley
Friday 3rd March, Ethias Arena, Hasselt, Belgium
Saturday 4th March, Ethias Arena, Hasselt, Belgium
Saturday 10th March, The Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany – AX World Tour Finals

Words: AXUK

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