Reigning British MX Champion Tommy Searle has thrown his cap in the arena and signed up to contest the full six-round action-packed 2023 Arenacross indoor motocross championship.
The consistently-fast former World number two and back-to-back British Champion led the outdoor series from the opening round to secure the title. He is now set to adapt his immeasurable race skills for the short and sharp combating style of Arenacross racing.
Searle returns to Kawasaki for next year. This means that motocross enthusiasts attending any one of the six rounds of Arenacross at leading arenas in Belfast, Aberdeen, Birmingham and London, will be the very first in the UK to see the 33-year-old ace in competitive action on the Team Green with GTCI Revo Kawasaki race bike.
Searle competed indoors at Arenacross throughout his youth career and believes Arenacross played a big part in how he developed as a rider. He said; “The feeling of being in a city, lining up in front of thousands of fans is the best – something that every young rider should be doing as there’s no better training than racing. It develops their skill set, their race craft.
“I can even remember my first ever indoor race in Exeter, the start line, packed crowd, first corner, whoops, air horns, nerves, watching the top boys racing … it’s just a mega feeling that I will never forget,” added Searle.
Commenting on the Arenacross signing of the British MX Champion, Matt Bates, Arenacross promoter said; “We’re excited to be able to make this announcement about Tommy. It’s incredible to hear him talking about his early indoor racing memories, particularly as we staged the Exeter event almost 20 years ago. We can’t wait to see him line up on the Arenacross start line ready to do battle when the gate drops in Belfast next January.”
Tommy talks about his history, experiences and future with Arenacross in the latest episode of the podcast, 2 Pro 1 Slow. Filming for the podcast will also take place at 2032 Arenacross rounds.
The 2023 Arenacross Tour:
Round 1: Friday 20th January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Round 2: Saturday 21st January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Round 3: Saturday 28th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
Round 4: Sunday 29th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
Round 5: Saturday 4th February – The Resorts World Arena, Birmingham NEC, England
Round 6: Saturday 18th February – The OVO Arena, Wembley, England
Visit www.arenacrossuk.com for more Arenacross news and information on how to book tickets.