The Newcastle round of Arenacross gave the fans yet another winner with some super smooth style from Geartec Suzuki’s Elliott Banks-Browne. A win that has kept the Pro Championship wide open with three rounds to go.
The carnage of Belfast appears to have stayed in Northern Ireland and in its place we have some incredibly fast and impressive riding from all classes. The Pro Championship is now tighter than ever and we head into the last three rounds with some serious competition on our hands.
In the Main Event #44 EBB took his first top step of the 2015 series on the eve of his birthday – mirroring what he did in Liverpool last year. Just behind him was Oakleaf Motorsports’Angelo Pellegrini who rode an amazing race making up place upon place with every lap. The last step on the podium went to Frenchman ‘Crazy’ Cyrille Coulon (SR75 Molson Racing) who battled through an ankle injury to grab third place.
Despite winning the points in the H2H, last week’s winner Adam Chatfield (CBR/ASA Racing) suffered a slight off and came in eighth but moved to third in the championship – level on points with Pellegrini. MCF St Blazey saw their first foray into the Main Event as Adrien Lopez – straight out of racing in Denmark yesterday – pulled it out of the bag and came away with ninth overall, which goes some way to making up for the nasty off while leading the LCQ at the last round in Birmingham.
Red plate holder, SR75 Molson Racing’s Thomas Ramette didn’t make the podium, taking the flag in fifth place but he does have a 10 points lead over LPE Kawasaki’s Florent Richier.
CBR/ASA Racing’s Nev Bradshaw matched his best Main Event finish with sixth place and is eighth in the stands.
In the youth classes Raife Broadley yet again dominated the 65s, followed by Tyler Etheridge and Harry Cashmore. The Williams vs Griffiths battle continued in the Small Wheels and for the second week in succession it was #377 Preston Williams who came out victorious.
Harry Kimber extended his championship lead by taking the top step tonight in the North East, as did Ollie Osmaston who stormed the field in the Rookies.
Next stop Glasgow! It’s the first time for Arenacross in Scotland, and they’re in the incredible SSE Hydro. At the moment tickets are still available for the Saturday night show which promises to be an amazing night of full throttle entertainment!