You are here
Home > MOTO HEADLINES > Escoffier takes Belfast finale

Escoffier takes Belfast finale

The Pro class Main Event in the second night of the Belfast Arenacross threw up plenty of surprises, with ‘bad boy’ of AX, Welshman Ashley Greedy (PRO Systems PAR Elite) making it through to the final as the promoter’s choice; Buildbase Honda’s Matt Bayliss holding a strong third right up until the final stages before coming off over the finish line; last night’s victor Adam Chatfield (Buildbase Honda) trailing at the back and, new-to-AX Frenchman, Adrien Escoffier taking the win and giving a massive boost to MVR-D Husqvarna with a first-time team Pro win. The change of fortune all round, has certainly shaken up the championship, with Cedric Soubeyras of RFX St Blazey now leading the championship, team-mate Angelo Pellegrini in second and reigning AX Pro champ SR75 World Suzuki’s Thomas Ramette in third.

In an exhilarating Pro Lites final, Buildbase Honda’s Chris Bayliss and Team Green Kawasaki’s Dylan Woodcock were locked in battle, with I-Fly JK Yamaha’s Yannis Irsuti and Joe Clayton, Keystone Honda, in close contention. The final race result placed Woodcock first, Irsuti second and Bayliss third, with the overall going to Woodcock, followed by Bayliss and then Clayton. Crowd fave local Jason Meara, RFX St Blazey MX, finished a credible fourth in his first-ever AX series.

In the SuperMinis, Ben Clayton made up for a race one disappointment, where he finished in an uncustomary second, to take a forceful win and maintain his championship lead over Bobby Bruce and Louie Kessell. To the delight of the crowd supporting the 65cc class, young Charley Irwin from Ballyclare rode a strong race to take second place in the final race and third overall on the night.

Next stop for the 2017 Arenacross Tour is the Sheffield Arena on Saturday the 11th of February. Tickets are available via www.arenacrossuk.com or the box office 0844 338 8000.

Pro Main

1. Adrien Escoffier, #137, MVR-D Husqvarna, 20 points

2. Thomas Ramette, #1, SR75 World Suzuki, 18 points

3. Cedric Soubeyras, #85, RFX St Blazey MX, 16 points

4. Angelo Pellegrini, #941, RFX St Blazey MX, 15 points

5. Jay Wilson, #6, I-Fly JK Yamaha, 14 points

6. Jack Brunell, #155, Team Green Kawasaki, 13 points

7. Hugo Basaula, #747, Team Green Kawasaki, 12 points

8. Adam Chatfield, #407, Buildbase Honda Racing, 11 points

9. Ashely Greedy, #33, FRO Systems PAR Elite, 10 points

Pro Championship

1. Cedric Soubeyras, 81 points

2. Angelo Pellegrini, 77 points

3. Thomas Ramette, 77 points

4. Adam Chatfield, 75 points

5. Jack Brunell, 72 points

6. Florent Richier, 69 points

7. Cyrille Coulon, 63 points

8. Adrien Escoffier, 61 points

9. Hugo Basaula, 53 points

10. Matt Bayliss, 44 points

11. Jay Wilson, 26 points

12. Sulivan Jaulin, 13 points

13. Gaeten Le Hir, 11 points

14. Billy Mackenzie, 11 points

15. Ashley Greedy, 10 points

16. James Dunn, 9 points

Team Championship

1. Team RFX St Blazey MX, 125

2. SR75 World Suzuki, 122

3. Buildbase Honda Racing, 104

4. Team Green Kawasaki, 104

5. Keystone Honda Racing, 62

6. MVR-D Husqvarna , 50

7. I-Fly JK Yamaha, 22

8. FRO Systems PAR Elite, 11

8. I-Fly JK Yamaha, 7

Pro Lites Overall

1. Dylan Woodcock, #60, 34 points

2. Chris Bayliss, #259, 34 points

3. Joe Clayton, #14, 34 points

4. Jason Meara, #10, 30 points

Pro Lites Championship

1. Yannis Irsuit, #170, 151 points

2. Chris Bayliss, #259, 137 points

3. Dylan Woodcock, #60, 133 points

4. Joe Clayton, #14, 158 points

Supermini Overall

1. Ben Clayton, #4, 38 points

2. Bobby Bruce, #579, 38 points

3. Louie Kessell, #7, 32 points

4. Carl Osterman, #10, 30 points

Supermini Championship

1. Ben Clayton, #14, 196 points

2. Bobby Bruce, #579, 174 points

3. Louie Kessell, #7, 154 points

4. Callum Beeken, 211, 135 points

Youth 65cc Overall

1. Ashton Boughen, #2, 40 points

2. Ben Mustoe, #3, 34 points

3. Charley Irwin, #50, 33 points

4. Alex Henderson, #23, 31 points

Youth 65cc Championship

1. Ashton Boughen, #2, 198 points

2. Ben Mustoe, #3, 167 points

3. Shaun Mahoney, #11, 147 points

4. Charley Irwin, #50, 138 points

Go to www.arenacrossuk.com for full results.

Similar Articles

Leave a Reply

Top