September 19 2016.

Adrenaline sports firm FRO Systems has been dedicated to creating and distributing cutting edge action sports clothing and accessories since its inception in 1999. The company is well known for its support of top level athletes in varying disciplines such as motocross, ATV, enduro, trials, speedway, touring cars, superbikes, SXS buggies, mountain bikes and BMX. It’s now gearing up to embrace the fast-paced, full-throttle arena of Monster Energy Arenacross when the UK Tour kicks off at the Manchester Arena on 7th January 2017.

The team, operating under the working title of FRO Systems Elite, will be managed by FRO boss Mark McCann and Jayne Ind. The team will field former AX Pro champ hotshot Adam Chatfield as its lead rider. Ashley Greedy, a popular character on the AX scene, will be the team’s second Pro rider.

Twenty-nine-year-old Chatfield was the first-ever AX champion back in 2013 and is massively popular with the crowds. When AX presenters DJ BBQ and Jeff Perrett stir the fans into a frenzy and encourage them to support their home-grown racers, there is little doubt that Chatfield is a firm fave. Twenty-five-year-old Welshman Greedy is also a regular AX crowd-pleaser and with his ‘all-out’ style of racing, there’s never a dull moment when he’s on the circuit.

Commenting on his company’s new venture, McCann said; “We’ve had a lot of success over the years through team and rider support and we’ve witnessed the way Arenacross has grown. Personally, I’ve maybe missed around five rounds since day one and have wanted to be involved as a full-on team for many years, unfortunately time has been our constraint.

“We have worked on and off with Adam since he was about 14 and are really excited to be working with him at this level. He is a home rider who has the ability to win. We have talked about this for years and are now pleased it has finally happened. Of utmost importance to us as a team is to run British riders in our British team and we’re also happy to welcome Ashely, one of FRO’s longest running athletes, to the fold. We are going to have a lot of fun.”

Welcoming both the new team, and returning riders to the 2017 AX Tour, e22Sports promoter Matt Bates said; “Mark and I have been speaking for some years now about FRO Systems entering a team and I'm so pleased that eventually we'll be seeing yet another Arenacross-only team line-up for the first event on Jan 7th in Manchester. It proves that the media coverage and sponsorship exposure that the series offers is the best in the UK and with the forthcoming announcement of television coverage, Arenacross really is an amazing place to promote Motocross. We all wish the FRO Systems race team every success.”

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Pictured (centre); Adam Chatfield will spearhead FRO’s 2017 challenge and aims to start the 2017 where he finished in 2016; on top