Arenacross promoter Arena Sports Live has unveiled an exciting 2018 schedule with a four-round AX World Tour tagged onto the back of the existing seven-round calendar.
After visiting Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Belfast and Sheffield the UK championship will sign off at Wembley’s SSE Arena on February 17 – and this final date also signals the start of the series’ expansion into Europe.
After a two-week break the Arenacross World Tour travels to Belgium for a double-header on March 3-4 at the Ethias Arena in Hasselt before concluding in Germany at Dusseldorf’s Esprit Arena on March 10.
“This is most certainly the first step of many in our expansion of the AX brand and race series,” said ASL boss Matt Bates, “and I couldn’t be more excited about the countries and venues that we’re expanding to.
“Europe has become the new leader in motocross so why shouldn’t we now start our climb to the top of the indoor world? I believe we undoubtedly have the ability to create great shows, develop incredible talent and, most importantly, sell tickets!”
SR75 Suzuki’s Thomas Ramette, who has won the pro title for the last three years, is relishing the chance to race on the continent.
“Arenacross is a great championship and I’m really happy to see that it is now heading to Europe,” said the Frenchman. “A lot of hard work has gone into winning three times and I’m more than ready to put the effort in again to make it a fourth. I’m excited to see how the rest of the world reacts to arenacross.”
Tickets go on sale on September 26. For further information visit www.axworldtour.com