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Coulon takes Glasgow Arenacross crown

Frenchman Cyrille Coulon took victory from his SR75 Suzuki team-mate, defending champ Thomas Ramette, in the packed Glasgow Arenacross on Saturday night. It was almost a Suzuki clean sweep of the podium until Cedris Soubeyras crashed on the final corner, allowing yet another Frenchman Adrien Escoffier, to take third. Briton Adam Chatfield was fifth. The official press release says:


A super enthusiastic crowd crammed the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow this evening to enjoy a full-on evening of action and race-track drama. Amidst the spectacle of the Show itself the local riders, former two-time British MX champion Billy Mackenzie, together with ten-year-old AX first-timer Cristina Palmer, who quickly became the darling-of-the-crowd, were in dazzling form and rightly earned the unrestrained support of the excitable Scottish fans.

Whilst chilly outside, the auditorium was on fire, with flames aplenty and the cream of the FMX world; Edgar Torronteras, Petr Pilat, Steve Sommerfeld, Jamie Squibb, Dan Whitby, Samson Eaton, Arran Powley and Nez Parker bringing the audience to its feet as they executed perfect tricks and put together a train extraordinaire.

The Pro class Main Event was led from start to finish by SR75 World Suzuki team rider Cryille Coulon, who also posted the fastest Hot Lap to take a valuable extra three points. He was swiftly followed across the finish line by reigning AX Pro champ Thomas Ramette, with MVR-D Husqvarna’s Adrien Escoffier in close pursuit. In the overall results on the night, the the newly-introduced Hot Lap result bumped Team RFX St Blazey’s Cedric Soubeyras up to third.

In the Pro Lites, the youngest member of the Buildbase Honda team, Chris Bayliss impressed all in the first race by keeping his cool, wading through considerable traffic and taking the win. I-fly JK Yamaha’s Yannis Irsu won the second final and leads the championship.

At the other end of the machine capacity spectrum the youth classes were dominated by Ben Clayton in the Supermini class, and Ashton Boughen in the Youth 65cc category.

The 2017 Arenacross Tour now heads south to Birmingham for round three at The Genting Arena next Saturday the 21st of January. Tickets are available via www.arenacrossuk.com or by calling the box office on 0844 338 8000.

Pro Main Event

1. Cyrille Coulon, #5, SR75 World Suzuki

2. Thomas Ramette, #1, SR75 World Suzuki

3. Adrien Escoffier, #137, MVR-D Husqvarna

4. Cedric Soubeyras, #85, Team RFX St Blazey

5. Adam Chatfield, #407, Buildbase Honda Racing

6. Jack Brunell, #155, Team Green Kawasaki

7. Matt Bayliss, #4, Buildbase Honda Racing

8. Billy Mackenzie, #211, Buildbase Honda Racing

9. Hugo Basaula, #747, Team Green Kawasaki

10. Florent Richier, #2, Keystone Honda Racing

Pro Championship

1. Cyrille Coulon, SR75 World Suzuki, 33 points

2. Angelo Pellegrini, Team RFX St Blazey, 31 points

3. Adrien Escoffier, MVR-D Husqvarna, 31 points

4. Cedric Soubeyras, Team RFX St Blazey, 30 points

5. Adam Chatfield, Buildbase Honda, 30 points

6. Thomas Ramette, SR75 World Suzuki, 29 points

7. Florent Richier, Keystone Honda Racing, 27 points

8. Jack Brunell, Team Green Kawasaki, 27 points

9. Matt Bayliss, Buildbase Honda, 25 points

10. Hugo Basaula, Team Green Kawasaki, 22 points

Pro Lites Overall

1. Dylan Woodcock, #60, Team Green Kawasaki

2. Chris Bayliss, #259, Buildbase Honda Racing

3. Yannis Irsuti,#170 I-Fly JK Yamaha

Pro Lites Championship

1. Yannis Irsuti, I-Fly JK Yamaha, 75 points

2. Chris Bayliss, Buildbase Honda, 72 points

3. Dylan Woodcock, Team Green Kawasaki, 65 points

Supermini Overall

1. Ben Clayton, #14

2. Kacey Hird, #528

3. Bobby Bruce, #579

Supermini Championship

1. Ben Clayton, 78 points

2. Kacey Hird, 72 points

3. Bobby Bruce, 64 points

Youth 65cc Overall

1. Ashton Boughen, #2

2. Ben Mustoe, #3

3. Shaun Mahoney, #11

Youth 65cc Championship

1. Ashton Boughen, 78 points

2. Ben Mustoe, 71 points

3. Freddie Bartlett, 64 points

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