A capacity audience at the SSE Arena, Belfast, were treated to another exciting round of fast-paced indoor motocross action when the Arenacross Tour presented by Fix Auto UK roared into the second round of its 2023 six-round British Championship.
Reigning British MX2 Champion Conrad Mewse threw down the gauntlet as he blasted off the tight Arenacross start line. First into the corner, he immediately put distance between himself and Arenacross series leader, British MX1 Champion, Tommy Searle. Behind them Jack Brunell, carrying upper body injury sustained during last night’s opening round, put in an astonishing performance to finish a solid third.
Long-standing friends and race-rivals Elliott Banks-Browne and Jake Nicholls finished fourth and fifth, while round one’s third-placed Josh Gilbert battled through the heats and the head-to-head to earn his place in the Main Event by winning the Last Chance Qualifier. Local hero Jason Meara won the people’s vote.
Results – Main Event:
- Conrad Mewse, Crendon FastTrack Honda Racing, 15 points
- Tommy Searle, GTCi Revo Kawasaki, 13 points
- Jack Brunell, Troy Lee Designs GASGAS, 11 points
- Elliott Banks-Browne, Mark McCann 64 YouTube Channel, 10 points
- Jake Nicholls, Tru7 Honda, 9 points
- Josh Gilbert, Crendon FastTrack Honda Racing, 8 points
- Adam Chatfield, FU Geartec Husqvarna, 7 points
- Mel Pocock, GTCi Revo Kawasaki, 6 points
- Matt Bayliss, Darjen Kawasaki, 5 points
- Luke Burton, AJP Geartec Racing Team, 4 points
- Jason Meara, All Moto Yamaha powered by Start Solar, 3 points
- James Mackrel, All Moto Yamaha powered by Start Solar, 2 points
The 2023 Arenacross Tour now travels to northeast Scotland to Aberdeen for rounds 3 and 4 of the series; Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances on the 28th and 29th of January where local-hero Shaun Simpson will be determined to secure his place in the Main Event in front of what is predicted to be a partisan crowd!
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