Arenacross Tour

Monster Energy UK Arenacross – Round 1

Monster Energy UK Arenacross – Round 1

Nuno Laranjeira

The 2015 Arenacross Tour smashed into Manchester’s Phones 4U Arena on Saturday night where Thomas Ramette (SR75 Molson Suzuki) cruised to a cool victory in front of 7,000 fans and a stacked Pro field made up of some of Europe’s fastest indoor specialists.

The 24-year-old Frenchman, who won the final round of the 2014 tour, picked up where he left off in Wembley Arena just less than 10 months ago with a slick, stylish performance. 
Compatriot Florent Richier (LPE Racing Kawasaki) came home second ahead of 2013 champ Adam Chatfield (ASA Racing Honda).
“It was not easy,” admitted Ramette. “I did the fastest time during qualifying and won my first heat and then I crashed pretty hard in my second.
“But I’m really happy to have the win tonight so it’s a pretty good start for our championship. 
“I did two races last year – Sheffield and London – and London was good and I won both my heats and the Main Event so to do it again here tonight was pretty cool. 
“Normally I’m not so good on a rutty track but tonight I did it and I’m really happy.” 
Despite only qualifying in 10th, Richier – a last-minute replacement for defending champ Fabien Izoird – quickly got to grips with what to him were alien indoor conditions and won both his heat races before sticking Steve James’ bike on the podium.
“Tonight has been very good and my bike was working perfectly,” he said. “The track is very soft and not so technical which for me is very strange but I’ve ended on the podium so that’s not so bad for the first round. 
“In the Main Event I found good speed but I think I lost the race on the triple because I went double then single and lost time but the point was to come here and not crash and make a good race so it was good for me for the first round.” 
 
MONSTER ENERGY UK ARENACROSS TOUR
Rd 1 – Phones 4U Arena, Trinity Way, Manchester (e22 Sports)
PRO FINAL: 1 Thomas Ramette (F – SR75 Molson Kawasaki), 2 Florent Richier (F – LPE Kawasaki), 3 Adam CHATFIELD (ASA Scaffold Honda), 4 Harri Kullas (SF – Heads & All Threads Suzuki), 5 Roman Biela (F – Oakleaf Honda), 6 Steven CLARKE (Apico Husqvarna), 7 Neville Bradshaw (ZA – PowerSports Husqvarna), 8 Cyrille Coulon (F – SR75 Molson Suzuki), 9 Ashley GREEDY (MJW Shocktech Kawasaki), 10 Elliott BANKS-BROWNE (Geartech Suzuki), 11 Franklin Nogueras (US – Apico Husqvarna), (DNF) 12 Angelo Pellegrini (I – Oakleaf Honda).
PRO LCQ: 1 BANKS-BROWNE, 2 Bradshaw, 3 Adrien Lopes (F – St Blazey Honda), 4 Loic Rombaut (F – LPE Kawasaki), 5 Matt BAYLISS (Shocktech Kawasaki), 6 Jeffrey Meurs (AUS – Heads & All Threads Suzuki), 7 Greg Crater (US – Geartec Suzuki), 8 Ed Allingham (Husqvarna), 9 Travis Pitt (US – MCF St Blazey Honda), 10 Jack BRUNELL (ASA Scaffold Honda).
PRO HEAT ONE: 1 Ramette, 2 Biela, 3 Kullas, 4 CHATFIELD, 5 Coulon, 6 Rombaut, 7 BAYLISS, 8 Meurs, 9 Nogueras, 10 Lopes .
PRO HEAT TWO: 1 Richier, 2 BRUNELL, 3 CLARKE , 4 Pellegrini, 5 Bradshaw, 6 Pitt , 7 GREEDY, 8 Crater, 9 Allingham, 10 BANKS-BROWNE.
PRO HEAT THREE: 1 Kullas, 2 Nogueras, 3 Pellegrini, 4 Coulon, 5 BANKS-BROWNE, 6 Crater, 7 BAYLISS, 8 Ramette, 9 BRUNELL, 10 Pitt.
PRO HEAT FOUR: 1 Richier, 2 GREEDY, 3 CLARKE, 4 CHATFIELD, 5 Biela, 6 Bradshaw, 7 Rombaut, 8 Meurs, 9 Lopes, 10 Allingham.
Head-to-Head: 1 Angelo Pellegrini, 2 Thomas Ramette, 3 Florent Richier, 4 Ashley GREEDY.
SERIES STANDINGS after 1 (of 8) rounds: 1 Ramette 23 points, 2 Richier 20, 3 CHATFIELD 16, 4 Kullas 15, 6 Biela 14, 5 CLARKE 13, 7 Bradshaw 12, 8 Coulon 11, 9 GREEDY 11, 10 Pellegrini 11, 11 BANKS-BROWNE 9, 12 Nogueras 8, 13 Lopes 4, 14 Rombaut 3, 15 BAYLISS 2,…
 
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MONSTER ENERGY UK ARENACROSS TOUR
Rd 1 – Phones 4U Arena, Trinity Way, Manchester (e22 Sports)
PRO FINAL: 1 Thomas Ramette (F – SR75 Molson Kawasaki), 2 Florent Richier (F – LPE Kawasaki), 3 Adam CHATFIELD (ASA Scaffold Honda), 4 Harri Kullas (SF – Heads & All Threads Suzuki), 5 Roman Biela (F – Oakleaf Honda), 6 Steven CLARKE (Apico Husqvarna), 7 Neville Bradshaw (ZA – PowerSports Husqvarna), 8 Cyrille Coulon (F – SR75 Molson Suzuki), 9 Ashley GREEDY (MJW Shocktech Kawasaki), 10 Elliott BANKS-BROWNE (Geartech Suzuki), 11 Franklin Nogueras (US – Apico Husqvarna), (DNF) 12 Angelo Pellegrini (I – Oakleaf Honda).
PRO LCQ: 1 BANKS-BROWNE, 2 Bradshaw, 3 Adrien Lopes (F – St Blazey Honda), 4 Loic Rombaut (F – LPE Kawasaki), 5 Matt BAYLISS (Shocktech Kawasaki), 6 Jeffrey Meurs (AUS – Heads & All Threads Suzuki), 7 Greg Crater (US – Geartec Suzuki), 8 Ed Allingham (Husqvarna), 9 Travis Pitt (US – MCF St Blazey Honda), 10 Jack BRUNELL (ASA Scaffold Honda).
PRO HEAT ONE: 1 Ramette, 2 Biela, 3 Kullas, 4 CHATFIELD, 5 Coulon, 6 Rombaut, 7 BAYLISS, 8 Meurs, 9 Nogueras, 10 Lopes .
PRO HEAT TWO: 1 Richier, 2 BRUNELL, 3 CLARKE , 4 Pellegrini, 5 Bradshaw, 6 Pitt , 7 GREEDY, 8 Crater, 9 Allingham, 10 BANKS-BROWNE.
PRO HEAT THREE: 1 Kullas, 2 Nogueras, 3 Pellegrini, 4 Coulon, 5 BANKS-BROWNE, 6 Crater, 7 BAYLISS, 8 Ramette, 9 BRUNELL, 10 Pitt.
PRO HEAT FOUR: 1 Richier, 2 GREEDY, 3 CLARKE, 4 CHATFIELD, 5 Biela, 6 Bradshaw, 7 Rombaut, 8 Meurs, 9 Lopes, 10 Allingham.
Head-to-Head: 1 Angelo Pellegrini, 2 Thomas Ramette, 3 Florent Richier, 4 Ashley GREEDY.
SERIES STANDINGS after 1 (of 8) rounds: 1 Ramette 23 points, 2 Richier 20, 3 CHATFIELD 16, 4 Kullas 15, 6 Biela 14, 5 CLARKE 13, 7 Bradshaw 12, 8 Coulon 11, 9 GREEDY 11, 10 Pellegrini 11, 11 BANKS-BROWNE 9, 12 Nogueras 8, 13 Lopes 4, 14 Rombaut 3, 15 BAYLISS 2,…
MONSTER ENERGY UK ARENACROSS TOUR
Rd 1 – Phones 4U Arena, Trinity Way, Manchester (e22 Sports)
PRO FINAL: 1 Thomas Ramette (F – SR75 Molson Kawasaki), 2 Florent Richier (F – LPE Kawasaki), 3 Adam CHATFIELD (ASA Scaffold Honda), 4 Harri Kullas (SF – Heads & All Threads Suzuki), 5 Roman Biela (F – Oakleaf Honda), 6 Steven CLARKE (Apico Husqvarna), 7 Neville Bradshaw (ZA – PowerSports Husqvarna), 8 Cyrille Coulon (F – SR75 Molson Suzuki), 9 Ashley GREEDY (MJW Shocktech Kawasaki), 10 Elliott BANKS-BROWNE (Geartech Suzuki), 11 Franklin Nogueras (US – Apico Husqvarna), (DNF) 12 Angelo Pellegrini (I – Oakleaf Honda).
PRO LCQ: 1 BANKS-BROWNE, 2 Bradshaw, 3 Adrien Lopes (F – St Blazey Honda), 4 Loic Rombaut (F – LPE Kawasaki), 5 Matt BAYLISS (Shocktech Kawasaki), 6 Jeffrey Meurs (AUS – Heads & All Threads Suzuki), 7 Greg Crater (US – Geartec Suzuki), 8 Ed Allingham (Husqvarna), 9 Travis Pitt (US – MCF St Blazey Honda), 10 Jack BRUNELL (ASA Scaffold Honda).
PRO HEAT ONE: 1 Ramette, 2 Biela, 3 Kullas, 4 CHATFIELD, 5 Coulon, 6 Rombaut, 7 BAYLISS, 8 Meurs, 9 Nogueras, 10 Lopes .
PRO HEAT TWO: 1 Richier, 2 BRUNELL, 3 CLARKE , 4 Pellegrini, 5 Bradshaw, 6 Pitt , 7 GREEDY, 8 Crater, 9 Allingham, 10 BANKS-BROWNE.
PRO HEAT THREE: 1 Kullas, 2 Nogueras, 3 Pellegrini, 4 Coulon, 5 BANKS-BROWNE, 6 Crater, 7 BAYLISS, 8 Ramette, 9 BRUNELL, 10 Pitt.
PRO HEAT FOUR: 1 Richier, 2 GREEDY, 3 CLARKE, 4 CHATFIELD, 5 Biela, 6 Bradshaw, 7 Rombaut, 8 Meurs, 9 Lopes, 10 Allingham.
Head-to-Head: 1 Angelo Pellegrini, 2 Thomas Ramette, 3 Florent Richier, 4 Ashley GREEDY.
SERIES STANDINGS after 1 (of 8) rounds: 1 Ramette 23 points, 2 Richier 20, 3 CHATFIELD 16, 4 Kullas 15, 6 Biela 14, 5 CLARKE 13, 7 Bradshaw 12, 8 Coulon 11, 9 GREEDY 11, 10 Pellegrini 11, 11 BANKS-BROWNE 9, 12 Nogueras 8, 13 Lopes 4, 14 Rombaut 3, 15 BAYLISS 2,…