KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas charge ahead with E-MX Arenacross series
The Arenacross Tour presented by Fix Auto UK has teamed up with leading off-road motorcycle manufacturers KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS to run the first-ever ACU British E-Motocross Championship.
The inaugural KTM AX-E5 races will be held over two nights at Belfast and Aberdeen, and one at Birmingham, before a Super-Final that will be staged in London.
Up to 12 local young riders, aged six to nine-years old, will qualify through the Arenacross reservation system as well as working closely with KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS dealerships throughout the UK.
The top four riders from each of the first three events will qualify through to an AX-E5 Cup Super-Final in Wembley, London on the final night of the tour; Saturday the 18th of February 2023. The winner in London will claim both the British Championship title and the bike they compete on.
All machines, equipment and technician’s team gear will be supplied by the three manufacturers. The bikes and support crew will be transported to each round by the KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycle and GASGAS teams where they’ll set up an E-zone within the Pit Area, leaving the young AX-E5 Cup superstars to simply turn up and ride.
Commenting on the KTM and Arenacross initiative, Matt Walker, Managing Director, KTM Sportmotorcycle UK, said; “The inaugural AX-E5 championship is the perfect platform to showcase the amazing electric product available from all three of our brands. It compliments the European Junior e-Motocross Series that we run at selected MXGP rounds, and to have it recognised as the first ACU British E-Bike Motocross Championship is a great boost for everyone riding. We can’t wait to see the riders on the gate in the New Year and to discover a new future star starting their winning career on one of our products.”
Arenacross Tour promoter Matt Bates added; “This is yet another amazing step forward for Arenacross and I can’t thank the team at KTM, enough for investing so much in our young riders. To be able to say that we’re staging the first-ever electric Motocross British Championship is something that I have no doubt a lot of young riders will want to be part of. And then, to have a leading manufacturer willing to make those future stars feel like factory riders is an opportunity like no other. The AX-E5 Super-Final in London will mark the start of a ground-breaking new era for Arenacross.”
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: Arenacross UK