Riders Ready For Birmingham Arenacross

/ January 23, 2015
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Thomas Ramette08The Suzuki-mounted riders in the Heads & All Threads, Geartec, and series-leading SR75-Molson teams are ready for the next round of the Arenacross championship, which gets underway at Birmingham’s Genting Arena tomorrow night.

Thomas Ramette currently holds the red plate on his SR75-Molson prepared RM-Z450 after extending his series lead with a brace of podium finishes at the back-to-back rounds in Belfast.

After winning the opening round in Manchester, Ramette added two heat race wins and a head-to-head win to his tally, and took third and second placed finishes in the two main events at the Odyssey Arena in Northern Ireland.

The Frenchman will looking to further extend his series lead tomorrow night.

Heads & All Threads Suzuki’s Harri Kullas has proven to be the master of consistency, the Finn currently holding third place in the championship.

Kullas01The former World MX2 Championship rider has shown his speed throughout the series so far, taking heat race victories, but has just missed the podium in the main events so far, taking three fourth placed finishes.

After a week of testing, he’ll be looking to make the step up to the podium in the main event this weekend.

Teammate Gary Gibson, will also be looking to continue his progression after making his Arenacross debut in Northern Ireland.

Gibson, who suffered a broken collarbone earlier this winter, showed he had the speed to make an impact in this series, however his still-weak shoulder struggled with back-to-back nights of competition.

The twice Irish and twice Ulster motocross champion will be looking to build on the foundations he laid at the previous two rounds and improve his pace this weekend.

Elliot Banks-Browne will be hoping for an incident free weekend in Birmingham. The twice British MX2 champion has had a number of positive results in the series so far, with podium finishes in heat races.

Banks-Browne02However a number of incidents, including a coming together with teammate Greg Crater, have slowed his progress in main events to this point. The undeniably-talented 24-year-old will be hoping for a smoother affair this weekend.

The fourth round of the Arenacross UK series takes place on Saturday 24 January at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.