January 6th, 2017.

The 2017 Arenacross Tour kicks off tomorrow at the Manchester Arena with packed-out race groups, world-class FMX riders and the anticipation of a capacity audience.

The Pro Rider team line-up is one of the strongest yet with a strong British contingent, headed by former British MX champ Kristian Whatley and the first-ever AX champ Adam Chatfield, eager to stem the French invasion and keep the trophy, and significant prize money, in the UK.

The other categories, namely, Pro Lites for riders aged 16-to-23-years, SuperMinis for 10-to-15-years and Youth 65cc 7-to-10-years all enjoy packed grids with the governing body behind the series, MC Federation, holding reserve lists for each class.

The AX team have been busy with pre-Tour promotions and have benefitted from coverage on the BBC, both local, national and radio, as well as plenty of coverage in print publications, again local and national. Media partnerships with the likes of Motorcycle News, Trials & Motocross News and Dirt Bike Rider have also proved fruitful and have all helped to ramp up ticket sales for the opening round this weekend – it is anticipated that Manchester will be a sold-out affair!

There may be a few tickets left on the door, but if you’re in the area and want to see what all the hype is about, it could be worth securing tickets today via the Manchester Arena on 0844 847 8000 or

Doors open at 6.30pm and the Show itself gets into full swing at 7.30pm.

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