The phenomenal growth of the Arenacross Tour in the UK has attracted record numbers of Pro entries from riders across the globe. Since its inception in 2013 the tour has gained huge interest and an intense competitive buzz about who will even be on the start line, let alone the podium.

Following the confirmation that Fabien Izoird is injured and will not race at the opening round in Manchester on January 3, LPE Kawasaki and promoters, e22sports, has offered a place to former German and French Supercross Champion, Florent Richier.

Richier is an incredibly talented pro and one of Europe’s fastest indoor racers and LPE Kawasaki’s Steve James said: “We are hoping Fabien gets better and will race again really soon, but pleased to have secured the services of Florent Richier. Following his success in recent years in the German ADAC series, he’s a real contender to challenge for that hard-fought number one place on the podium.”


Matt Bates – MD e22sports commented: “I’m overwhelmed with the interest the tour is creating from both a spectator and competitor side and I’m convinced that the hard work that’s gone in to making sure we have a World Class start list of riders will set the scene for a battle to the final round in London. Naturally it’s disappointing to lose Izoird through injury, but that’s racing and this can happen to any rider and I am convinced that Steve James and his LPE Kawasaki team have found the perfect replacement in Florent Richier. We welcome him to the Arenacross Tour and wish Fabien well in his recovery.”

Since its inception in January 2013, Arenacross UK has grown from a four round arena tour to a leading eight round, seven city national tour attracting international riders from 10 different countries and is considered the premier indoor race series in Europe.

Arenacross kicks off in Manchester on Jan 3, then visits Belfast Odyssey Arena for a double header, then on to Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield and the tour final at London Wembley. Tickets start from £10 for Children, £19 for Adults, £49 for a Family Ticket. For more information and how to book go to