Resorts World Arena, Birmingham Track Design
Every Arenacross track is carefully planned and sculpted, optimising the space and orientation of each arena floor, in order to deliver the most technically-challenging race circuit imaginable.
The Resorts World Arena is the largest arena of the Tour and has the most technical track, presenting riders with passing places and different options to take. Here, the locally-sourced dirt is a famous red clay which is a firm favourite with the Arenacross competitors.
The track-building team will take rider feedback into consideration and then go into something of a creativity overdrive, devoting hours of manpower to producing an exciting dirt-filled racing playground for the viewing pleasure of the thousands of expectant Arenacross fans.
No two nights are the same though. Once the arena doors close on the Friday night, the track crew set to work with their machines and tools to completely re-shape and re-build the circuit in order to keep it all fresh for both the Arenacross competitors and the all-important spectators.
From the moment the mechanical start gate drops, the tracks with their tight and twisty turns, banked corners and huge jumps are designed to encourage plenty of close and hard-charging race action all the way to the chequered flag!
It takes 48 hours to build the circuit
It takes just 24 hours to break down
Five thousand tonnes of dirt are shipped into the arena; that’s 150 lorry loads
An incredible two-and-a-half miles of fencing and six-and-a-half miles of power cables are utilised.
You can actually get to walk the hallowed Arenacross ground and check out those jumps and woops for yourself by upgrading your ticket to one of our race night VIP Experiences – CLICK HERE