All roads lead to London this Saturday, the 18th of February, when the 2017 Arenacross Tour reaches its climax at the Wembley Arena. And, it’s going to the wire!

Those lucky souls who witnessed just what went down last year, when the gloves came off, will know what can happen when emotions run high. Anyone who missed out should quickly grab a ringside seat and buckle in as, with just 17 points separating first to fifth and 46 points up for grabs, it’s simply too close to call. What’s more, there are two Brits in that top five and they’ll want to be flying the flag high in their home city.

Here's a quick run down on the title contenders, prior to the final battle; Red plate holder Cedric Soubeyras (RFX St Blazey) sits on 104 points, just eight ahead of team-mate Angelo Pellegrini. They’ve both tasted race win glory; the Italian Pellegrini at the Manchester opener, and Frenchman Soubeyras last weekend at Sheffield. A further point behind, and sitting right on the RFX team’s real wheel with 95 points, is the reigning champ Thomas Ramette (SR75 World Suzuki). The two-time AX Pro king is the only one of the top four not to have won a Main Event but, he has featured on the podium on several occasions.

Next up, and in with a very real chance of lifting the AX crown at Wembley, are our two British hopefuls, Adam Chatfield (Buildbase Honda) and Jack Brunell (Team Green Kawasaki) who, in fourth and fifth, are only a point apart with respective tallies of 88 and 87. Chatfield in fourth overall was given a massive boost when he won the Main Event at Belfast, and Brunell placed his Kawasaki on the podium at Birmingham.

RFX St Blazey team are the ones to watch

The next batch of candidates who could mathematically upset the AX apple cart, are the only other two Main Event winners, namely, SR75 World Suzuki’s Cyrille Coulon in sixth on 72 points and MVR-D Husqvarna’s Adrien Escoffier. Escoffier ties on 69 points with Florent Richier (Keystone Honda).

Coulon, the only rider to win two Main Events, was an early season hot tip for the championship win but, a couple of offs aggravated a pre-existing knee injury and set him back. Amazingly, the ‘old man’ of Arenacross has continued to race, when many others would have given up, and the good news is that he will be at Wembley ready to mix it with the best of them.

Never has the Pro class been so close with so many truly capable of taking the AX win. Whilst the paddock has not been quite so hostile this year, the stakes are high and it’s going to be fraught. There is still a fair way to go until the final flag falls with morning practice and qualifying followed by four evening heats, a hot lap and head-to-heads until the Main Event gets underway. It only takes one or two of the leaders to go down and then it’s anyone’s race. Controversy ruled last year – what will this year’s grand final bring? We can’t wait!

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A super enthusiastic crowd crammed the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow this evening to enjoy a full-on evening of action and race-track drama. Amidst the spectacle of the Show itself the local riders, former two-time British MX champion Billy Mackenzie, together with ten-year-old AX first-timer Cristina Palmer, who quickly became the darling-of-the-crowd, were in dazzling form and rightly earned the unrestrained support of the excitable Scottish fans.

Whilst chilly outside, the auditorium was on fire, with flames aplenty and the cream of the FMX world; Edgar Torronteras, Petr Pilat, Steve Sommerfeld, Jamie Squibb, Dan Whitby, Samson Eaton, Arran Powley and Nez Parker bringing the audience to its feet as they executed perfect tricks and put together a train extraordinaire.

The Pro class Main Event was led from start to finish by SR75 World Suzuki team rider Cryille Coulon, who also posted the fastest Hot Lap to take a valuable extra three points. He was swiftly followed across the finish line by reigning AX Pro champ Thomas Ramette, with MVR-D Husqvarna's Adrien Escoffier in close pursuit in third. In the overall results on the night, however, the newly-introduced Hot Lap result bumped Team RFX St Blazey’s Cedric Soubeyras up to third.

In the Pro Lites, the youngest member of the Buildbase Honda team, Chris Bayliss impressed all in the first race by keeping his cool, wading through considerable traffic and taking the win. I-fly JK Yamaha’s Yannis Irsu won the second final and leads the championship.

At the other end of the machine capacity spectrum the youth classes were dominated by Ben Clayton in the Supermini class, and Ashton Boughen in the Youth 65cc category.

The 2017 Arenacross Tour now heads south to Birmingham for round three at The Genting Arena next Saturday the 21st of January. Tickets are available via or by calling the box office on 0844 338 8000.

Pro Main Event
1. Cyrille Coulon, #5, SR75 World Suzuki
2. Thomas Ramette, #1, SR75 World Suzuki
3. Adrien Escoffier, #137, MVR-D Husqvarna
4. Cedric Soubeyras, #85, Team RFX St Blazey
5. Adam Chatfield, #407, Buildbase Honda Racing
6. Jack Brunell, #155, Team Green Kawasaki
7. Matt Bayliss, #4, Buildbase Honda Racing
8. Billy Mackenzie, #211, Buildbase Honda Racing
9. Hugo Basaula, #747, Team Green Kawasaki
10. Florent Richier, #2, Keystone Honda Racing

Pro Championship
1. Cyrille Coulon, SR75 World Suzuki, 33 points
2. Angelo Pellegrini, Team RFX St Blazey, 31 points
3. Adrien Escoffier, MVR-D Husqvarna, 31 points
4. Cedric Soubeyras, Team RFX St Blazey, 30 points
5. Adam Chatfield, Buildbase Honda, 30 points
6. Thomas Ramette, SR75 World Suzuki, 29 points
7. Florent Richier, Keystone Honda Racing, 27 points
8. Jack Brunell, Team Green Kawasaki, 27 points
9. Matt Bayliss, Buildbase Honda, 25 points
10. Hugo Basaula, Team Green Kawasaki, 22 points

Pro Lites Overall
1. Dylan Woodcock, #60, Team Green Kawasaki
2. Chris Bayliss, #259, Buildbase Honda Racing
3. Yannis Irsuti,#170 I-Fly JK Yamaha

Pro Lites Championship
1. Yannis Irsuti, I-Fly JK Yamaha, 75 points
2. Chris Bayliss, Buildbase Honda, 72 points
3. Dylan Woodcock, Team Green Kawasaki, 65 points

Supermini Overall
1. Ben Clayton, #14
2. Kacey Hird, #528
3. Bobby Bruce, #579

Supermini Championship
1. Ben Clayton, 78 points
2. Kacey Hird, 72 points
3. Bobby Bruce, 64 points

Youth 65cc Overall
1. Ashton Boughen, #2
2. Ben Mustoe, #3
3. Shaun Mahoney, #11

Youth 65cc Championship
1. Ashton Boughen, 78 points
2. Ben Mustoe, 71 points
3. Freddie Bartlett, 64 points

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Thousands of eager AX fans packed out the Manchester Arena tonight for the opening round of the 2017 Arenacross Tour and enjoyed a night of tense race action, high-air FMX antics, flame throwing, lights, lasers and music.

The racing threw up a few surprises, with a fraught Pro main event in which neither of last year’s championship protagonists, namely, Thomas Ramette (SR75 World Suzuki) and Cedric Soubeyras (RFX St Blazey MX) failed to feature in the Main Event. In its first year of running a full Arenacross outfit, the RFX team clearly enjoyed the highs and lows of top class racing as, to counter the misfortune of Soubeyras, its Italian Pro rider Angelo Pellegrini won the final race and newly-introduced Hot Lap to take maximum points away from the first round. Said team boss Paul Irwin; “I’m delighted for Angelo and the buzz his result has given the team, however, I share Cedric’s disappointment. But, it is only the first round and we have the rest of the series to look forward to. That, as they say, is racing.”

Elsewhere, the younger riders won the hearts of the audience when seven-year-old Freddie Bartlett, blasted away from the start gate in first position and led the 65cc group for several laps before getting passed by Ashton Boughen.

The Monster Energy Arenacross Tour now heads to the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow for round two of the 2017 Arenacross Tour. Doors open from 6.30pm.

Tickets can be bought by calling the box office on 0844 338 8000 or by clicking the BUY TICKETS link at

Pro Main Event
1. Angelo Pellegrini #941, RFX St Blazey MX
2. Florent Richier #2, Keystone Honda Racing
3. Adam Chatfield #407, Buildbase Honda Racing
4. Adrien Escoffier #137, MVR-D Husqvarna
5. Jack Brunell #155, Team Green Kawasaki
6. Matt Bayliss #4, Buildbase Honda Racing
7. Hugo Basaula #747, Team Green Kawasaki
8. Cedric Soubeyras #85, RFX St Blazey MX
9. Cryille Coulon #5, SR75 World Suzuki

Pro Championship
1. Angelo Pellegrini, RFX St Blazey MX, 23 points
2. Florent Richier, Keystone Honda Racing, 18 points
3. Adam Chatfield, Buildbase Honda Racing, 16 points
4. Adrien Escoffier, MVR-D Husqvarna, 15 points
5. Jack Brunell, Team Green Kawasaki, 14 points
6. Matt Bayliss, Buildbase Honda Racing, 13 points
7. Cedric Soubeyras, Team RFX Honda Racing, 13 points
8. Hugo Basaula, Team Green Kawasaki, 12 points
9. Cyrille Coulon, SR75 World Suzuki, 10 points
10. Thomas Ramette, SR75 World Suzuki, 10 points

Pro Lites Final
1. Yannis Irsuti #170, I-Fly JK Yamaha
2. Chris Bayliss #259, Buildbase Honda Racing
3. Joe Clayton #14, Keystone Honda Racing

Pro Lites Championship
1. Yannis Irsuti, I-Fly JK Yamaha, 40 points
2. Chris Bayliss, Buildbase Honda Racing, 36 points
3. Joe Clayton, Keystone Honda Racing, 30 points

SuperMini Final
1. Ben Clayton #14
2. Kacey Hird #528
3. Louie Kessell #7

SuperMini Championship
1. Ben Clayton, 40 points
2. Kacey Hird, 36 points
3. Louie Kessell, 30 points

Youth 65cc Final
1. Ashton Boughen #2
2. Freddie Bartlett #292
3. Charley Irwin #50

Youth 65cc Championship
1. Ashton Boughen, 38 points
2. Ben Mustoe, 35 points
3. Freddie Bartlett, 34 points

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Report by Redcat Marketing Limited


Bolddog Lings FMX Team Performing at Liverpool International Horse Show

The Echo Arena 31st Dec 2016– 2nd Jan 2017

We hope you've all had a great Christmas!

We are excited to be performing in every session at the Liverpool International Horse Show (Echo Arena 31st Dec – 2nd Jan).

Every performance will feature World Class show jumping, live music, and a full schedule of family friendly entertainment including our ‘Horsepower FMX’ display.

On NYE there will be a special performance with an extra live performance by Britain’s got Talent winners Collabro and a spectacular indoor fireworks display to see in 2017 in style!

We are pleased to offer our fans a 25% discount for all performances on Saturday 31st December and Sunday 1st January.

To claim your discount, visit and enter code ‘LOYALTY25’ at the Checkout.
A Happy New Year to Everyone!

From us all at Bolddog Lings FMX Team