Belfast Telegraph

Arenacross spectacular returning to Belfast

By Paul Lindsay

The ever-popular, high-octane disciplines of Arenacross and breathtaking Freestyle Motocross make a return to Belfast in the New Year on January 15 AND 16 in the SSE Arena.

The 2016 Monster Energy Arenacross powered by Ford Ranger Tour is poised to deliver two evenings of roof-raising motocross fun and entertainment for the whole family.

Thomas Ramette, the 2015 Arenacross victor, joins forces with fellow Frenchman Cyrille Coulon under the SR75 Molson Suzuki banner.

These accomplished indoor stars will have to be ultra-quick, as 2013 Arenacross winner Adam Chatfield is back and at the very top of his game.

Together with team-mate and last year's runner-up Angello Pellegrini, the Buildbase Honda crew will be out to stop the French pairing in their tracks, as will X-Bladez Husqvarna-mounted American Supercross ace Mike Brown.

A former AMA Motocross champion and top runner on the World 125 motocross scene, Brown is best known to local fans for his bar-to-bar battles in Belfast with local favourite Gordon Crockard, who has retired from full competition.

Although now in his 40s, Brown has kept himself fit and has been polishing up his techniques for Belfast.

It's not all about the pro riders, though. Mini-racing gladiators from as young as seven and riders representing all corners of the UK will be out to lift the individual class crown across five tightly-packed classes and with the Belfast leg hosting rounds four and five of the series, there's plenty to play for.

The programme also includes Freestyle MX. Jamie Squibb, the UK's most successful FMX rider, will push his Kawasaki through a set of seemingly impossible manoeuvres, alongside Edgar Torronteras, the undisputed Spanish Godfather of FMX, and Czech rider Petr Pilat.

Tickets are on sale now via or 0844 338 8000. For more info, visit

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