Cedric Soubeyras has been confirmed for the Arenacross UK series for quite a while now as he’ll be with the FRO Systems team for the series which gets underway in the new year.
However, the French rider won’t be racing on a 450cc as expected. Soubeyras will instead compete on a 250cc and go for the pro lites championship.
Due to a rule change in 2019, the top six from the pro and the pro lites class will still compete in the main event at the end of each night so he’ll still be going up against the 450cc riders. He’ll be hoping to win a few finals outright even though he’s on the MX2 machine, it’ll be hard work but don’t bet against Soubeyras as he certainly has what it takes.
The Arenacross UK team confirmed the news on social media:
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*AX NEWS* 2018 AX Pro Champion Cedric Soubeyras will ride in the Pro Lites! The Champ will be up against northern Ireland's Martin Barr, 2018 Pro Lite Champ Joe Clayton and SR75 World Team Suzuki veteran Cyrille Coulon! With the changes to the AX Racing Schedule, this will definately shake #AXUK #AX19
Pic: Nigel McKinstry