Meara talks about his spectacular crash!
Reigning Irish MX champ Jason Meara is raring to get out and give it his all this weekend at rounds four and five of the Arenacross championship in Belfast – his home city. But, it could all have been so very different …
Amazingly, the 19-year-old from Loughbrickland walked away from a massive high-side whilst battling at the front with AX Pro Lites champ Joe Clayton. “Joe made an inside pass which threw me off course a little. I went for it though and tried to hit the triple to get ahead, unfortunately, I ended up going over the bars,” said a bemused Meara. “I was a little fragile the next day, but everything’s good and I can’t wait to get out in front of the crowd at Belfast. It’s going to be mega!”
Despite a DNF in Birmingham, Meara still holds a solid fifth position in the Pro Lites championship standings and will be hoping that the support of his friends and family, and a cheering Irish crowd, will lift him all the way to the podium.
Doors open at 6.30pm, with the evening performance getting into full swing at 7.30pm this Friday, the 27th, and again on Saturday the 28th of January at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Tickets are available by calling the Arena box office on 028 9073 9074 or via the website www.ssearenabelfast.com.
Pic: Adam Duckworth
Words: AX UK