Arenacross UK: 2023 pro rider list confirmed
The Arenacross Tour presented by Fix Auto UK heads into its 2023 series with the best line up of British Motocross Pros ever seen in an arena, all with eyes firmly set on being crowned the first-ever official British Arenacross Champion.
The Pro class grid will be packed full of world ranking Motocross stars, reigning and former British Motocross champions, many of whom haven’t faced the challenge of Arenacross before.
In the mix are the 2022 MX1 and MX2 champions, namely Tommy Searle and Conrad Mewse, together with former champs Jake Nicholls, Elliott Banks Browne and Shaun Simpson. They’ll be joined by the first ever Arenacross Pro champion Adam Chatfield and British Arenacross experts Jack Brunell, Matt Bayliss and Joe Clayton.
In another first, the 2023 Arenacross series has attracted support from the major manufacturers with the teams running on KTM, GASGAS, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Honda machinery.
The full list of 2023 Arenacross Pro riders includes:
GTCi Revo Kawasaki; Tommy Searle and Mel Pocock
Crendon Fastrack Honda: Conrad Mewse and Josh Gilbert
Tru7 Honda; Jake Nicholls and ‘rider to be announced’
Team Mark McCann 64: Elliott Banks Browne and Joe Clayton
Gabriel KTM; Shaun Simpson and Ben Clayton
Darjen Contractors Kawasaki; Matt Bayliss and Chris Bayliss
FUS Geartec Husqvarna; Adam Chatfield and Jake Preston
TLD GasGas; Jack Brunell and Jordan Booker
Apico Factory Racing; Martin Barr and ‘rider to be announced’
Yamaha Ireland; Jason Meara and James Mackrel
Team ESP; Luke Burton and Jayden Ashwell
Clearly delighted with the wealth of British talented throwing their weight behind the 2023 Arenacross series, promoter Matt Bates said; “Signing up every top British rider to the series was my goal, and we’ve more than achieved it – and I can’t thank these riders and teams enough for the support they’ve given me in firing Arenacross back into life with a bang. Equally I want to send out a HUGE thank you to the fans of Arenacross who have voted with their feet – ticket sales have never been so strong and we’re looking like the entire series will be a massive sell-out; something I could have only dreamed of whilst sat in the depression of Covid.”
The 2023 Arenacross Tour:
Round 1: Friday 20th January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Round 2: Saturday 21st January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Round 3: Saturday 28th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
Round 4: Sunday 29th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
Round 5: Saturday 4th February – The Resorts World Arena, Birmingham NEC, England
Round 6: Saturday 18th February – The OVO Arena, Wembley, England
Visit www.arenacrossuk.com for more Arenacross news and information on how to book tickets.
Words: Press Release