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2023/24 Arenacross British Championship dates confirmed

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Motocross fans can look forward to real battle across Britain as the Arenacross British Championship presented by Fix Auto UK returns for 2024 with a heart-pounding eight-round series.

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Crendon Fastrack Honda

Opening at Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire (September 15-17) with the brand-new showpiece Arenacross Festival for round one, the series will officially hit the road in January heading to five venues in three countries.

It’ll be a real happy new year for Arenacross fans in Manchester as the championship heads to the AO Arena on 6 January, before crossing the Irish Sea to the SSE Arena, Belfast (19 & 20 January), then jets north to P&J Live Arena, Aberdeen (26 & 27 January), on to the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham (3 February) before the spectacular finale at the OVO Arena Wembley, London (24 February).

The 2023 edition of Arenacross marked the first time the series was classed as an official British Championship by the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU), with Tommy Searle triumphing following a season-long battle with Conrad Mewse.

Arenacross is a show without compare, featuring a high-octane mix of unparalleled indoor motocross racing and freestyle motocross (FMX) derring-do, whilst being simultaneously packed with all-round family fun and frenzied entertainment.

The series has been thrilling crowds across the length and breadth of the UK for over a decade and has staged around 70 adrenaline-fuelled shows, entertaining over 300,000 action-hungry fans in the process.

The 2023/24 Arenacross Tour Calendar

Round 1: 15 – 17 September 2023 | AX Fest, Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire

Round 2: 6 January 2024 | AO Arena, Manchester

Round 3 & 4: 19 & 20 January 2024 | SSE Arena, Belfast

Round 5 & 6: 26 & 27 January 2024 | P&J Live Arena, Aberdeen

Round 7: 3 February 2024 | Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

Round 8: 24 February 2024 | OVO Arena Wembley, London

Matt Bates, Arenacross Promoter and Bolesworth Events Managing Director said: “Save the dates! The release of the Arenacross British Championship schedule means it’s officially time to get your 2024 diaries out and start planning your post-Christmas motocross fix for a truly exciting start to the new year.

“Earlier this year we savoured a truly fantastic battle for the Championship between Tommy Searle and Conrad Mewse; we can’t wait for them to pick up from where they left off in February, as well as see who will join them in the battle for the title.

“Whilst we can’t wait to get on the road and visit all corners of the country, officially we’ll be kicking the championship off with The Arenacross Festival at Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire next weekend for our amazing new showpiece event, then heading off for our more traditional series. AX Fest promises to be an amazing curtain raiser for the new season, with racing, freestyle, live music, bike experiences for all ages and so much more – visit now for more information and tickets.”

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Arenacross British Champions Crowned At Wembley

Support Class & Youth Champions from Arenacross celebrate their series



The 2023 Arenacross Tour presented by Fix Auto UK wowed the crowds in a packed OVO Arena Wembley on Saturday the 18th of February when the 2023 British Arenacross Championship came to a dramatic close.

Watch out for the Behind the Scenes Podcast coming soon on MX Vice as we bring you the chat from the belly of the arena and all the characters in the pits!

Words: Press Release | Images: Arenacross UK

This year’s Tour has enjoyed sell-out performances across Belfast, Aberdeen, Birmingham and London with tens of thousands of race fans from around the world also enjoying the shows via Live Streaming.

The incredible success of the Pro class has been well documented. Never before have British motocross racers of such calibre been seen in the Arenacross ring. Every Pro class racer was determined to prove his worth and never failed to delight the audiences.

However, a further five classes were pivotal to the success of the 2023 Arenacross British Championship, namely, the British E5 Championship, British T-Racers 65cc, British Supermini, British Futures and British Pro Am. They were equally tenacious in their quest for Arenacross glory, giving it their all until the final Arenacross British Championship flag fell.

Pro-Am Championship Top 3: 1st Sion Talbot (Centre), 2nd Josh Greedy (Right), 3rd Kyle Lane (Left)

The British Pro Am series was a hard-fought affair, with the top three championship finishers all enjoying individual race wins. Twenty points separated Sion Talbot, Josh Greedy and Kyle Lane ahead of the final, with 45 points on the table. Talbot took the spoils with two wins over Greedy’s one. Lane crashed in the first race, but did enough to secure third overall in the championship.

While Northern Ireland’s Charley Irwin won the most rounds in the Futures class – six in total – his injury at the beginning of the fifth round at Birmingham, ruled him out of championship success. He finished fourth overall in the final reckoning. Joel Fisher was the overall class victor. He shared the final night wins with second-placed Jake Farrelly. However, Sam Dyer, who finished third overall in the championship, took the overall win on the night.

AX Futures Championship Top 3: 1st Joel Fisher (Centre), 2nd Jake Farrelly (Right), 3rd Sam Dyer (Left)

Isaac Ash once again dominated the Supermini class to win the overall and secure the British Supermini Championship title in style. Throughout the series, he never put a wheel wrong and was rewarded for his efforts on Saturday when he was crowned the champion, with maximum points at every round. Austin Beasty was second and the far-travelled Lewis Spratt from Northern Ireland, third.

AX Supermini Championship Top 3: 1st Isaac Ash (Centre Right), 2nd Austin Beasty (Far Right), 3rd Lewis Spratt (Far Left), with Small Wheel Wembley Winner Archie Edwards (Centre left) – Olivia Reynolds won the Small Wheel Championship and got her trophy later in the night!

Casey Lister also cleaned up in the T-Racers 65cc class with two fine wins from two starts at Wembley, winning the overall. A third-place finish at the second round in Belfast, denied young Lister a perfect score sheet. However, his 11 wins placed him firmly at the top of the class standings. John Slade and Jamie Currie rounded out the 65cc championship podium.

The T-Racers AX 65cc competitors – class of 2023!

The final of the all-new all-electric AX-E5 championship brought together the top four from each of the rounds at Belfast, Aberdeen and Birmingham. All racers at the Final pictured in our Feature Image. The Main Event saw super close racing between the eager youngsters, with Austin Edwards, the winner at Birmingham, first off the line and first to the flag. Edwards won the championship followed by Roy Townley Jr. – who contested the Aberdeen round, and Jimmy Ball who rode in Birmingham.

Arenacross British Pro Am: 1. Sion Talbot, 158, 2. Josh Greedy, 157, 3. Kyle Lane, 129.
Arenacross British Futures:1. Joel Fisher, 153, 2. Jake Farrelly, 131, 3. Sam Dyer, 127.
Arenacross British Supermini: 1. Isaac Ash, 180, 2. Austin Beasty, 131, 3. Lewis Spratt, 131.
Arenacross British T-Racers 65cc: 1. Casey Lister, 176, 2. John Slade, 146, 3. Jamie Currie, 122.
Arenacross British E5 Championship: 1. Austin Edwards, 30, 2. Roy Townley Jr, 23, 3. Jimmy Ball, 20

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Arenacross UK: Full Wembley Breakdown

Full breakdown of the last night of AX ’23 action



The first season of the official ACU British Arenacross Championship came to its conclusion at The OVO Arena in Wembley, just a few yards from the famous football stadium with the massive arch.

Words: Ben Rumbold | Featured Image: Arenacross UK

The tight situation at the top of the AX Pro championship standings was adjusted slightly after the qualification sessions, with series leader Tommy Searle taking his red-plated GTCI Revo Kawasaki to a blistering 24.831 second lap, the only circulation all day under the 25-second barrier.  This won him the Fastest Qualifier bonus point and increased his lead to three over the Crendon Fastrack Honda of Conrad Mewse.

Contrary to the instant “hit the rhythm immediately” technique of indoor specialists Jack Brunell, Joe & Ben Clayton, and Dylan Woodcock, Mewse worked his way up to the triple, step-off, triple pattern that was undoubtably the fastest combo through the only rhythm lane on the track. Josh Gilbert hit that well but had trouble through the whoops which stopped him challenging Tommy’s time. It was the longest and most difficult whoop section of the tour, with 11 to hit in total, nearly double that of Belfast’s opening round.

The second qualifying group was topped by the Mark McCann YouTube machine of Joe Clayton, just pinching it from Mewse on his final fast lap.  This crucially put Mewse in the same heat as Searle for the evening show, with his teammate Gilbert and the Troy Lee Designs GASGAS of Jack Brunell in there for good measure!

With a three-point gap, or even a two-point one as he had more wins through the series, Searle could finish 2nd in the Final to Mewse and still be Champion. Conrad would have to focus on winning his heat races and hope that Tommy would be left with a poor gate pick on the tight track which was difficult to pass on.

Round 1 to Searle

The start gate was different to the others in the tour, where the inside gate had been the obvious choice, but with the longer straight and the close proximity of the Freestyle take-off ramp to the inside line, most riders weren’t keen on that option.  Searle & Mewse lined up together in the middle, and Tommy immediately lept ahead of Conrad, a good dip of the head right before the drop possibly distracting his rival? He got to the first corner just behind his teammate Mel Pocock and was in front by turn two, as Brunell nipped into 2nd to give chase. As with the timed sessions, Tommy was intent on that bonus point, knowing the comfort it would give him later. Gilbert got past Pocock on lap three with a nice cutback on the 180 degree turn after the whoops.

As Mewse had to work through the pack, he got some hassle from Pocock, then in trying to work around Mel, he came under attack from Elliott Banks-Browne!  The old stagers were giving the young gun some trouble! Ultimately Conrad got through to 4th as Tommy won by 2.8 seconds from Brunell, with Gilbert 4 seconds further back in 3rd.

For Heat 2, Joe Clayton was rubbing his hands as the fastest qualifier, with the system landing most of the big hitters in the championship in the other heat! He also lined up first in the middle, with next fastest qualifier Shaun Simpson, looking at his most comfortable all series in practise, immediately to the inside of Joe on the Gabriel SS24 KTM.

Joe took a clear holeshot and with immense speed through both the rhythm section and the whoops, romped away to an 8-second win.  Sound boring? Not a bit of it! All the action was behind with Simpson initially 2nd but being passed by the TRU7 Honda of Jake Nicholls. The pair were soon caught by Apico Husqvarna’s Martin Barr and the three of them could have been covered by a blanket for most of the race! On lap four, Jake stalled at the end of the whoops, causing a log jam that Simpson and Barr just got through, although it did foil the Northern Irishman’s attack on the Scotsman.  Jason Meara on the All Moto Yamaha powered by Star Solar also got past Nicholls before he could restart. Simpson just held them off to take 2nd at the line, the best heat race of his AX season.

A Popular Win!

After the interval, again the 30-somethings hit the front of turn three, with Banks-Browne on the Mark McCann YouTube Channel machine leading from Searle and Pocock until Tommy blasted past through the whoops.

Brunell moved into second at the start of lap two but Mewse again back in the pack and trying to work past Gilbert. The two Hondas ran close together in 5th & 6th, with Pocock in front of them again!

It took Mewse until lap 6 to find his speed and blast past Mel in the whoops, then closed in on Banks-Browne, a second faster each lap!  He dived around the outside down the start straight towards the final corner, the crowd gasping as EBB gave him the squeeze!  He just got through to ensure direct qualification to the Main.

Searle cruised to a 7.3 second victory from Brunell, and would have to wait and see if Joe Clayton would match his 1-1 scoreline to challenge for the Bonus Point.

Sadly for Joe, like most of this tour it didn’t go to plan! Nicholls shot out of the gate in heat 4 with Clayton for close company, but Dylan Woodcock shoved his Darjen Kawasaki into 2nd on the second corner and immediately attacked Nicholls with the better run through the rhythm section, but was blocked off by Jake. Clayton then flew through the whoops and got the crowd into it as he and Woodcock nearly went down big-time! Behind them, Barr was in a good 4th ahead of Simpson and Meara until he stalled on lap 5, costing him direct transfer to the Main.

Time and time again Clayton attacked Nicholls but could not get through. Woodcock was a secure 3rd, a ways ahead of Simpson, and on the last lap the crowd’s anticipation built as Clayton again blitzed the whoops and went for the cutback to pass after them, but slid massively sideways on the loose surface and fell just 0.734 seconds short of the win!  It was Jake’s first heat win of the year, a popular win at the last attempt!  It also handed Searle the bonus point for top qualifier, making it a four-point lead over Mewse, who would need Tommy to be 4th or worse to take the title if he won the Main Event.

The Head-to-Head races were a surprisingly tame affair for the most part. If you didn’t make the finish line double at the only attempt that counted, you were done for.  That took out Jake Shipton on the FUS Geartec Husqvarna, in his only appearance of the Tour due to Adam Chatfield’s injury. Mel Pocock was the benefactor there, whilst Meara also lost out that way to the AJP Geartec Husqvarna of Jayden Ashwell. Barr easily fended off Shipton’s teammate Jake Preston, and Banks-Browne outpaced the Gabriel SS24 KTM of Ben Clayton.

The semis were marginally better, as both Pocock and Banks-Browne had sussed the “edge across on the start straight” manoeuvre to assure victory over Barr and Ashwell respectively, although Ashwell got close on the final corner to having a stab at EBB.

This left the two old buddies to duke it out in the Final – and this was the best Head-to-Head race of the WHOLE TOUR! Pocock, from the inside, did the shove into the first corner, but they flew over the big double together and spent most of the lap side-by-side! EBB took the lead through the rhythm lane and they were close through the whoops. They locked together going into the final corner around the freestyle landing ramp and both went down! Despite Mel standing on Elliott’s front wheel as he picked up his Kawasaki, he couldn’t prevent the #44 from getting up first and taking the chequered! As Mel said later, “we will laugh about that for years and years!”

Fired up from that and with the bike still steaming from too many starts and not enough airflow, Pocock got a great jump in the LCQ, although Shipton got past in the second corner. Mel was quickly back past through the whoops. AJP Geartec Husqvarna teammates Luke Burton & Jayden Ashwell battled for 3rd but Ashwell went down, untouched by Burton, and immediately grabbed his collarbone. Pocock took another popular win to get his ticket to the Main, with Martin Barr getting the People’s Vote for the final spot in the Final Super Final Main Event of the season!

The Final Showdown

To those in the know, the Final really wasn’t winner takes all as Tommy could take the title with a 3rd-placed finish. He started in middle with Clayton next to him, and Mewse was second from the inside, not left with much of a choice.

Until now, Searle’s teammate had played a role in the battle, but now it was the turn of Mewse’s teammate to lend a hand – Searle looked like he had the holeshot and Mewse was buried again, but Gilbert stood the Kawasaki up in turn two! Brunell followed him through, then passed Gilbert for the lead on lap two on the cutback after the whoops. Searle immediately forced past Gilbert as well and relentlessly attacked Brunell!

Meanwhile, Mewse was making progress, and got past both Banks-Browne and Pocock much easier than he had in the heats. He got past his teammate at half-distance, lap 7, and from over two and a half seconds down he closed in on the leading pair as Brunell continued to hold off Tommy. “He was right in front of me going into the whoops, and where I couldn’t see and commit was making me get sketchy through them.”

The crowd noise rose as Mewse started to close in, home hero Brunell still keeping the lead, and on lap 10 Mewse made a beautiful cutback pass down the start straight to take 2nd from Searle!  Immediately he moved towards the tiring Brunell and eased past going into the whoops! Searle followed through at the end of them, however, and knew that he was in a safe position for the championship if he could avoid a fall.

Brunell made another challenge on Searle but it was all he could muster. On the final lap, Gilbert, who was tied on points with Jack for 3rd in the series, made a last-gasp lunge for 3rd but clipped the GASGAS’ wheel and tipped over, losing 4th to Joe Clayton but salvaging 5th.

If nothing else, Mewse’s charge through the pack was a statement ride.  He will be a headache for everybody in the outdoor season, but the first official British Arenacross Championship has gone the way of GTCI Revo Kawasaki’s Tommy Searle, winning three of the six Main Events and adding an indoor title to his four outdoor crowns.  Thoroughly deserved.

AX Pro Am

The championship in the Pro-Ams class was close, just a point between leader Josh Greedy and fellow Welsh team Darjen runner Sion Talbot.

Honda rider Shaun Southgate looked to have got the holeshot in the first heat, behind closed doors, but Sion Talbot pushed through as they approached the finish line double! Josh Coleman and Raife Broadley, the winner in Birmingham, clashed for 3rd in favour of the two-stroke Fantic of Broadley.  Raife then hammered through the whoops on lap two to fire past Coleman for 2nd.  He just couldn’t close in on Talbot, however, as Coleman went off the side of the whoops and got tangled in the arena wall banners! His race was done and Southgate would salvage 3rd behind Broadley and the flying Talbot, who was 3.4 seconds clear at the flag.

In Heat 2, the number 169 of Matt Lomas hit the front early and was the only one to clear the finish line double at the first time of asking. Pro-Am series leader Josh Greedy gave chase, and a great scrap ensued for 4th as Dylan Stymes jumped over the heads of Kyle Lane and Jack Timms, although Lane shut him out at the next corner! Timms ran 3rd early on but slipped back to finish 5th behind Stymes as Lane pulled clear to secure 3rd at the finish.

Greedy, meanwhile, was hunting Lomas down, and moved past through the whoops on lap 5 of the 7 to eventually win by just under a second!

The two Welsh title protagonists, with a point between them in favour of Greedy, headed to a winner-take-all final race in the night-time show!

Both of the title protagonists were together on the line, and they tucked inside of a massive pile-up in the first corner! Talbot led from Greedy, Southgate, Lane and Luke Bull.  Greedy was stalking Talbot but couldn’t quite nail the whoops section.

Talbot just had too much pace in the end, and stole the title away in the last race! Southgate came home in 3rd on the night, but after losing 4th to Bull, Kyle Lane could at least console himself with 3rd in the series.

AX Futures

Championship leader Joel Fisher had an 18-point gap coming into the final round and was looking to sew it up early, and he did hit the first corner first, but got block-passed by Jaydon Murphy on the way out and gently hit the deck as a result! Jake Farrelly tucked inside them to pick up the lead and proceeded to pull away to an eventual 5.9 second victory, a well-deserved first win of the year. Sam Dyer and Murphy were 2nd & 3rd, with Fisher up to 6th by the end of the first lap!

At the end of lap two, Fisher had Murphy in his sights and blew past in the rhythm lane, only to get passed back going into the whoops. They came together at the end of them and Fisher ended up on the floor again!  He couldn’t get higher than  5th and was incensed at Murphy, but he had still finished ahead of Charley Irwin and therefore could be consoled with the fact that he is the Futures Champion for 2023!

In the main evening show race the Champ made no mistakes, grabbing the holeshot and easing away from Dyer to take a 4.4 second win. Farrelly had a far tougher race after getting caught in a first lap pile-up! After his earlier issues Fisher was away and clear but Dyer was eyeing up the overall with two 2nds!

He had a stroke of luck courtesy of that man Murphy again, who got tangled up with Joshua Fletcher-Williams at the end of the whoops and let Farrelly past them both with a lap and a corner to go!  That still wasn’t enough to earn the overall win for Farrelly, as that would go to the consistent Sam Dyer on his Suzuki, ahead of Farrelly and Fisher on the podium for the event.  Farrelly held onto 2nd in the series ahead of Dyer, however, and both behind the dominant champion – Joel Fisher!

AX Superminis

Another dominant #100, Isaac Ash in the Supermini class, has won every race of the Tour so far, but as he clashed with holeshot man Lewis Spratt in the second corner, he lost a lot of drive and had work to do!

Most of the Small-Wheel class riders went down in a first lap pile-up, and Archie Edwards came through to win that one from Arthur Moore and Olivia Reynolds.. Ash jumped past Spratt on lap 4 and won by 5 seconds. Spratt held on for 2nd ahead of Austin Beasty, pulling two points on him in the series to leave them three points apart going into the final round.

In the main evening race, Spratt and Harrison Schofield both hit the gate, trapping Harrison Davies behind them on the second row! Ash grabbed the holeshot and cleared off.  Beasty passing Harry Lee for 2nd on the first lap and that’s how they finished, with Spratt mounting a spirited fightback to claim 4th and finish the season equal 2nd with Beasty! Beasty just took it on the last race tie-breaker!

In the Small Wheel class Edwards & Reynolds spent much of the race together, but Edwards eased away to the point where, even though he got taken out by a Big Wheel racer in his last lap, Reynolds had finished a lap down to Ash, so Archie still got the win, but Olivia Reynolds took the Small Wheel British Championship!

Ash kept his perfect record intact, took the title, and will certainly be a star of the future!

AX 65cc

Casey Lister, runner-up in the 65cc Revo series in 2022, had already tied up the series before Wembley started, and he holeshot by a mile in the morning race ahead of John Slade and Caleb Ross. It stayed fairly static and although Slade took some time out of Lister in the closing laps, the Champ winning by 2.1 seconds and maintaining his perfect-bar-one record for the Tour.

The results were pretty much repeated in the evening race, with Lister holeshotting and taking it by 2.7 seconds from Slade and Ross again.  That was the overall on the night, but Jamie Currie was 3rd in the championship behind John Slade in 2nd, and the dominant British Champion, Casey Lister!


The mini electric bike final was made up of the top 4 riders from each of the previous three venues on the Tour. Austin Edwards, the winner from Birmingham, got out ahead of fellow Birmingham qualifier Roy Townley Jr, who definitely had the loudest support trackside! Belfast qualifier Jack McGrath was 3rd but went down in the second corner and could only recover to 10th.  Belfast winner Seb Chartell took up the running in 2nd, and after a hectic last lap that saw crashes from Townley and Matthew McGee, it was another Birmingham qualifier, Jimmy Ball, who took 3rd at the flag behind Chartell and Edwards.

It was Edwards again in the evening race, chased all the way by Roy Townley Jr, with Wolverhampton wonder Tate Vincent taking a solid 3rd in race two, but the overall podium was, in 3rd Jimmy Ball, 2nd Townley Jr, and the overall British AXE5 Champion is Austin Edwards from Egham!

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Arenacross UK: The Tour In Pictures

MX Vice reviews the brilliant Arenacross UK series prior to the final round at Wembley!



There’s no doubt that the Arenacross UK Tour has been a resounding success – capacity crowds, great racing, amazing atmosphere both in the arena and in the paddock itself. MX Vice picks out the pix and the results that tell the story of the AX Tour Pro Class so far, as we gear up to cover the final round at WEM-BER-LEEEY!!

Words: Ben Rumbold | Lead Image: Arenacross UK

“ARE YOU READY FOR ARENACROOOSS?!” – Chief MC Matt Crowhurst whips up the crowd.

Jack Brunell (155 – Troy Lee Designs GASGAS) grabs the holeshot on the first heat of the first night. Sadly it all go wrong for him later in the race as he collided with Joe Clayton (14, Mark McCann You Tube Channel Husqvarna) and take a trip to A & E.

Belfast 1:

Fastest Qualifier Bonus Point: Joe Clayton

Heat 1: 1st Chris Bayliss, 2nd Conrad Mewse, 3rd Jason Meara

Heat 2: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Adam Chatfield, 3rd Jake Nicholls

Heat 3: 1st Joe Clayton, 2nd Conrad Mewse, 3rd Josh Gilbert

Heat 4: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Adam Chatfield, 3rd Mel Pocock

Top Qualifier Bonus Point: Tommy Searle

Head 2 Head Race-Offs Winner (Bonus Point): Josh Gilbert

The Best Head-to-Head of the Tour? Josh Gilbert (Crendon Fastrack Honda) fends off Jordan Booker (Troy Lee Designs GASGAS) to win the H2H final at Belfast 1

LCQ Winner: Mel Pocock

People’s Vote into Main Event: Jayden Ashwell

Belfast 1 Main Event:

  1. Tommy Searle – 15 Points + 1 Bonus
  2. Conrad Mewse – 13 Points
  3. Josh Gilbert – 11 Points + 1 Bonus
  4. Martin Barr – 10 Points
  5. Adam Chatfield – 9 Points
  6. Matt Bayliss – 8 Points
  7. Jason Meara – 7 Points
  8. Joe Clayton – 6 Points + 1 Bonus
  9. Chris Bayliss – 5 Points

    I know there’s a finger in the shot, but seeing Chris Bayliss (Darjen Kawasaki) take the heat win, and knowing his joy at doing so, makes this pic worth putting in!

  10. Jayden Ashwell – 4 Points
  11. Mel Pocock – 3 Points
  12. Jordan Booker – DNF (0 Points)

Team Standings after Rd 1:

  1. Crendon Fastrack Honda – 25 Points
  2. GTCI Revo Kawasaki – 19 Points
  3. Darjen Kawasaki – 13 Points
  4. Apico Husqvarna – 10 Points
  5. FUS Geartec Husqvarna – 9 Points
  6. All Star Yamaha powered by Star Solar – 7 Points
  7. Mark McCann YouTube Channel – 7 Points
  8. AJP Geartec Husqvarna – 4 Points

Tommy Searle (GTCI Revo Kawasaki) made a stunning race debut in green with a dominant display, unbeaten throughout the first night of action.

Oh behave! Jason Meara celebrates his LCQ win with the little-known “Teapot” FMX move on night one in Belfast!

Belfast 2:

Fastest Qualifier Bonus Point: Tommy Searle

Heat 1: 1st Jack Brunell, 2nd Mel Pocock, 3rd Martin Barr

Heat 2: 1st Conrad Mewse, 2nd Shaun Simpson, 3rd Elliott Banks-Browne

Heat 3: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Matt Bayliss, 3rd Adam Chatfield

Heat 4: 1st Conrad Mewse, 2nd Elliott Banks-Browne, 3rd Jake

Searle’s first bit of adversity in the series: hitting the fallen Matt Bayliss (Darjen Kawasaki) and doing “a scorpion” on his way to the floor in the first heat of Belfast 2.


Top Qualifier Bonus Point: Conrad Mewse

Who said Over-30s can’t mix it up?! Elliott Banks-Browne (44-Mark McCann YouTube Channel), Martin Barr (50-Apico Husqvarna), and Mel Pocock (119-GTCI Revo Kawasaki) get stuck into AX action!

Head 2 Head Race-Offs Winner (Bonus Point): Luke Burton

LCQ Winner: Josh Gilbert

People’s Vote into Main Event: Jason Meara

Belfast 2 Main Event:

  1. Conrad Mewse- 15 Points + 1 Bonus

    A reputation begins: Luke Burton (AJP Geartec Husqvarna) shoves into Martin Barr (Apico Husqvarna) on his way to winning the Head-to-Head races at Belfast 2.

  2. Tommy Searle – 13 Points + 1 Bonus
  3. Jack Brunell – 11 Points
  4. Elliott Banks-Browne – 10 Points
  5. Jake Nicholls – 9 Points
  6. Josh Gilbert – 8 Points
  7. Adam Chatfield – 7 Points
  8. Mel Pocock – 6 Points
  9. Matt Bayliss – 5 Points
  10. Luke Burton – 4 Points + 1 Bonus
  11. Jason Meara – 3 Points
  12. James Mackrel – 2 Points
  13. Joe Clayton – 0 Points

Individual Standings after Round 2:

This epic Head-To-Head race with Jayden Ashwell (AJP Geartec Husqvarna) saw Jason Meara (All Star Yamaha powered by Star Solar) get the public vote into the Main Event of Belfast 2.

  1. Tommy Searle – 30 Points
  2. Conrad Mewse – 29 Points
  3. Josh Gilbert – 20 Points
  4. Adam Chatfield – 16 Points
  5. Matt Bayliss – 13 Points
  6. Jack Brunell – 11 Points
  7. Elliott Banks-Browne – 10 Points
  8. Martin Barr – 10 Points
  9. Jason Meara – 10 Points
  10. Jake Nicholls – 9 Points
  11. Mel Pocock – 9 Points
  12. Joe Clayton – 7 Points

    Conrad Mewse (Crendon Fastrack Honda) won night two in Belfast, showing that he was rapidly learning AX techniques such as these whoops.

  13. Luke Burton – 5 Points
  14. Chris Bayliss – 5 Points
  15. Jayden Ashwell – 4 Points
  16. James Mackrel – 2 Points

Team Standings after Round 2:

  1. Crendon Fastrack Honda – 49 Points
  2. GTCI Revo Kawasaki – 39 Points
  3. Darjen Kawasaki – 18 Points
  4. Mark McCann YouTube Channel – 17 Points
  5. FUS Geartec Husqvarna – 16 Points

    Five riders including Matt Bayliss (17 – Darjen Kawasaki) pile into a Belfast corner – this is Arenacross!

  6. All Star Yamaha powered by Star Solar – 12 Points
  7. Troy Lee Designs GASGAS – 11 Points
  8. Apico Husqvarna – 10 Points
  9. TRU 7 Honda – 9 Points
  10. AJP Geartec Husqvarna – 9 Points

Aberdeen 1:

Fastest Qualifier Bonus Point: Jack Brunell

The pack fly into turn one at Aberdeen, including Adam Chatfield (407-FUS Geartec Husqvarna) and his teammate Jake Preston (957)

Heat 1: 1st Jack Brunell, 2nd Conrad Mewse, 3rd Elliott Banks-Browne

Heat 2: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Joe Clayton, 3rd Matt Bayliss

Heat 3: 1st Conrad Mewse, 2nd Jack Brunell, 3rd Adam Chatfield

Heat 4: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Joe Clayton, 3rd Shaun Simpson

Top Qualifier Bonus Point: Tommy Searle

Head 2 Head Race-Offs Winner (Bonus Point): Adam Chatfield

LCQ Winner: Jason Meara

Chris Bayliss always has fun at the Arenacross! Sadly, his Tour was cut short with a knee injury in Aberdeen.

People’s Vote into Main Event: Jayden Ashwell

Aberdeen 1 Main Event:

  1. Tommy Searle – 15 Points + 1 Bonus
  2. Conrad Mewse – 13 Points
  3. Jack Brunell – 11 Points + 1 Bonus
  4. Joe Clayton – 10 Points
  5. Elliott Banks-Browne – 9 Points
  6. Shaun Simpson – 8 Points
  7. Josh Gilbert – 7 Points

    Scottish legend Shaun Simpson (Gabriel SS24 KTM) took his home round super seriously, even stretching his individual fingers on the startline…

  8. Adam Chatfield – 6 Points + 1 Bonus
  9. Matt Bayliss – 5 Points
  10. Jason Meara – 4 Points
  11. Jayden Ashwell – 3 Points
  12. Luke Burton – 0 Points

Individual Standings after Round 3:

  1. Tommy Searle – 46 Points
  2. Conrad Mewse – 42 Points
  3. Josh Gilbert – 27 Points
  4. Jack Brunell – 23 Points
  5. Adam Chatfield – 23 Points

    Adam Chatfield & Mel Pocock battle it out in an Aberdeen Head-To-Head clash, which Chatfield won.

  6. Elliott Banks-Browne – 19 Points
  7. Matt Bayliss – 18 Points
  8. Joe Clayton – 17 Points
  9. Jason Meara – 14 Points
  10. Martin Barr – 10 Points
  11. Jake Nicholls – 9 Points
  12. Mel Pocock – 9 Points
  13. Shaun Simpson – 8 Points
  14. Jayden Ashwell – 7 Points
  15. Luke Burton – 5 Points
  16. Chris Bayliss – 5 Points
  17. James Mackrel – 2 Points

Team Standings after Round 3:

Formation berm-bashing from the Crendon Fastrack boys. Josh Gilbert (3) and Conrad Mewse (426) have kept the red bikes at the top of the Team Championship from the outset.

  1. Crendon Fastrack Honda – 69 Points
  2. GTCI Revo Kawasaki – 55 Points
  3. Mark McCann YouTube Channel – 36 Points
  4. Troy Lee Designs GASGAS – 23 Points
  5. FUS Geartec Husqvarna – 23 Points
  6. Darjen Kawasaki – 23 Points
  7. All Star Yamaha powered by Star Solar – 16 Points
  8. AJP Geartec Husqvarna – 12 Points
  9. Apico Husqvarna – 10 Points
  10. TRU 7 Honda – 9 Points
  11. Gabriel SS24 KTM – 8 Points

Aberdeen 2:

A reputation cemented: Luke Burton battles it out with Jason Meara in another Head-To-Head scrap!

Fastest Qualifier Bonus Point: Conrad Mewse

Heat 1: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Conrad Mewse, 3rd Josh Gilbert

Heat 2: 1st Jack Brunell, 2nd Adam Chatfield, 3rd Jason Meara

Heat 3: 1st Conrad Mewse, 2nd Joe Clayton, 3rd Tommy Searle

Heat 4: 1st Jack Brunell, 2nd Jason Meara, 3rd Jayden Ashwell

Top Qualifier Bonus Point: Jack Brunell

Head 2 Head Race-Offs Winner (Bonus Point): Mel Pocock

LCQ Winner: Elliott Banks-Browne

Despite the intensity of the racing, all of the Pro riders are enjoying the atmosphere in the pits.

People’s Vote into Main Event: Martin Barr

Aberdeen 2 Main Event:

  1. Josh Gilbert – 15 Points
  2. Conrad Mewse – 13 Points + 1 Bonus
  3. Jack Brunell – 11 Points + 1 Bonus
  4. Elliott Banks-Browne – 10 Points
  5. Tommy Searle – 9 Points
  6. Joe Clayton – 8 Points
  7. Adam Chatfield – 7 Points

    If Jeff Perrett finds you in the crowd, you could be up for winning some swag!

  8. Martin Barr – 6 Points
  9. Jayden Ashwell – 5 Points
  10. Mel Pocock – 4 Points + 1 Bonus
  11. Jason Meara – 3 Points
  12. Luke Burton – 2 Points
  13. Matt Bayliss – 0 Points

Individual Standings after Round 4:

  1. Conrad Mewse – 56 Points
  2. Tommy Searle – 55 Points

    Conrad Mewse throws it sideways. He led the series coming out of Aberdeen.

  3. Josh Gilbert – 42 Points
  4. Jack Brunell – 35 Points
  5. Adam Chatfield – 30 Points
  6. Elliott Banks-Browne – 29 Points
  7. Joe Clayton – 25 Points
  8. Matt Bayliss – 18 Points
  9. Jason Meara – 17 Points
  10. Martin Barr – 16 Points
  11. Mel Pocock – 14 Points
  12. Jayden Ashwell – 12 Points
  13. Jake Nicholls – 9 Points
  14. Shaun Simpson – 8 Points

    Mewse & Searle came together in Aberdeen, putting them both on the floor in the Main Event. Here they shake hands at the end, but Tommy wasn’t happy…

  15. Luke Burton – 7 Points
  16. Chris Bayliss – 5 Points
  17. James Mackrel – 2 Points

Team Standings after Round 4:

  1. Crendon Fastrack Honda – 98 Points
  2. GTCI Revo Kawasaki – 69 Points
  3. Mark McCann YouTube Channel – 54 Points
  4. Troy Lee Designs GASGAS – 35 Points
  5. FUS Geartec Husqvarna – 30 Points
  6. Darjen Kawasaki – 23 Points

    Jack Brunell is still hurting from his first night injuries but has finished 3rd in every Main Event since. He’ll hoping to go at least one better at Wembley!

  7. All Star Yamaha powered by Star Solar – 19 Points
  8. AJP Geartec Husqvarna – 19 Points
  9. Apico Husqvarna – 16 Points
  10. TRU 7 Honda – 9 Points
  11. Gabriel SS24 KTM – 8 Points

Birmingham – Round 5:

Ben Clayton (Gabriel SS24 KTM) looks for a faster time in Timed Qualifying at Birmingham.

Fastest Qualifier Bonus Point: Joe Clayton

Heat 1: 1st Jack Brunell, 2nd Joe Clayton, 3rd Dylan Woodcock

Heat 2: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Conrad Mewse, 3rd Josh Gilbert

Heat 3: 1st Joe Clayton, 2nd Jack Brunell, 3rd Jake Nicholls

Heat 4: 1st Tommy Searle, 2nd Conrad Mewse, 3rd Adam

Jake Nicholls (45, TRU7 Honda) puts a crunching block-pass on Jason Meara (10, All Star Moto Yamaha powered by Star Solar) to take the win in the Head-To-Head Final at Birmingham. Jake bounced back from an awful weekend in Aberdeen,


Top Qualifier Bonus Point: Tommy Searle

Head 2 Head Race-Offs Winner (Bonus Point): Jake Nicholls

LCQ Winner: Jason Meara

James Mackrel (65, All Star Moto Yamaha powered by Star Solar), leads an all-Northern Ireland battle with Martin Barr. Both men struggled and missed the main in Birmingham

People’s Vote into Main Event: Ben Clayton

Birmingham Main Event:

  1. Tommy Searle – 15 Points + 1 Bonus
  2. Conrad Mewse – 13 Points
  3. Jack Brunell – 11 Points
  4. Joe Clayton – 10 Points + 1 Bonus

    Banks-Browne leads Gilbert and Dylan Woodcock (260, Darjen Kawasaki) through the whoops. Behind them, Jason Meara takes a fateful crash. Leader Joe Clayton hit his bike at top speed and lost the chance of the win.

  5. Dylan Woodcock – 9 Points
  6. Elliott Banks-Browne  – 8 Points
  7. Ben Clayton – 7 Points
  8. Jake Nicholls – 6 Points + 1 Bonus
  9. Adam Chatfield – 5 Points
  10. Josh Gilbert – 4 Points
  11. Jason Meara – 3 Points

Individual Standings after Round 5:

  1. Tommy Searle – 71 Points
  2. Conrad Mewse – 69 Points
  3. Josh Gilbert – 46 Points

    Experienced indoor warriors Dylan Woodcock and Jack Brunell engage in some aerial dogfighting in Birmingham airspace.

  4. Jack Brunell – 46 Points
  5. Elliott Banks-Browne – 37 Points
  6. Joe Clayton – 36 Points
  7. Adam Chatfield – 35 Points
  8. Jason Meara – 20 Points
  9. Matt Bayliss – 18 Points
  10. Martin Barr – 16 Points
  11. Jake Nicholls – 16 Points
  12. Mel Pocock – 14 Points
  13. Jayden Ashwell – 12 Points
  14. Dylan Woodcock – 9 Points
  15. Shaun Simpson – 8 Points

    Four-time British Motocross Champion Tommy Searle leads three-time MX2 British Champion Conrad Mewse in the Birmingham Main Event. Searle has a two-point lead in the standings going into the final round at Wembley!

  16. Ben Clayton – 7 Points
  17. Luke Burton – 7 Points
  18. Chris Bayliss – 5 Points
  19. James Mackrel – 2 Points

Team Standings after Round 5:

  1. Crendon Fastrack Honda – 115 Points
  2. GTCI Revo Kawasaki – 85 Points
  3. Mark McCann YouTube Channel – 73 Points
  4. Troy Lee Designs GASGAS – 46 Points
  5. FUS Geartec Husqvarna – 35 Points
  6. Darjen Kawasaki – 32 Points
  7. All Star Yamaha powered by Star Solar – 22 Points

    Tommy Searle has won three out of the five rounds so far – can he clinch the title at Wembley?!

  8. AJP Geartec Husqvarna – 19 Points
  9. Apico Husqvarna – 16 Points
  10. TRU 7 Honda – 16 Points
  11. Gabriel SS24 KTM – 15 Points
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