When the Arenacross Pro class entries went live last week, all four former Arenacross Pro champs were quick to claim their place on the AX start gate. Reigning champ Cedric Soubeyras (Team FRO Systems), three-time Arenacross Pro winner Thomas Ramette (SR75 Suzuki), Fabien Izoird (Shocktech Kawasaki) and the first-ever Arenacross Pro titleholder Adam Chatfield (Wooldridge Demolition) were eager to secure their entries, as were a long list of leading international indoor racing specialists.

The Pros and Pro Lites will run under the banner of Pro Racers, with the top six from each class guaranteed a place in the Arenacross Main Event Super Final. It perhaps isn’t surprising to hear that some canny former Pros such as Cyrille Coulon – the one-time leader of the 2018 Pro championship until side-lined due to injury – have elected to ride with the Pro Lites in 2019. The minimum age requirement for the Pro Lites is 18-years, however, there is no upper age restriction and so the 36-year-old Frenchman was quick to spot and embrace, an opportunity that could well see him in that Super Final. But … he’ll have returning Pro Lites supremo Joe Clayton to contend with, and the Team Green Kawasaki rider won’t give up his crown without a fight!