Excitement at the final round of Arenacross for Team Green Kawasaki!


The tension had been building in the week leading up to the final round of the Arenacross UK Tour, as all was to play for in the Pro class. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be for Jack Brunell on the night, but Team Green Kawasaki wrapped up the seven round series with a set of great results, in front of a sell-out Wembley crowd.

The 65cc class continued to be highly competitive, and Ben Mustoe finished off his first season with yet another podium, taking 3rd overall on the night. This meant that he secured an amazing 2nd place in the final Championship standings, a superb result for Ben but also for Kawasaki, showcasing the KX65 in front of such a large audience, week in week out.

After Kacey Hird injured himself early on in the Tour, it has been left for Team Green newcomer, Bobby Bruce to spearhead our efforts in the Supermini class on his KX85. We take our hat off to Bobby who has proved he is capable of running right at the very front, and Wembley was no exception. A brace of 2nd places in the races meant he took 2nd overall on the night and finished runner up spot in the final standings.

Being one of the youngest riders to line up on the gate in the Pro Lites class, Dylan Woodcock knew he had a big challenge in front of him at the start of the Tour. However he had prepared well, riding a lot of Arenacross style tracks in the off-season and this shone through during the entire series. A rare mistake on the night meant despite taking a fine 2nd place in race 1, his overall at the end of the evening events was a 5th place. He did however join Bobby and Ben and become the third Team Green rider to wrap up the Tour in 2nd place in the Championship.

In the Pro class, it just wasn't meant to be for Jack Brunell. He entered the evening with a realistic chance of moving up through the Championship ranks, with double points on offer, and after a 2nd and a 5th in his Heat Races, things were looking good. However after transferring to the Main Event, he was taking down out of 3rd place, and could only fight his way back through to 8th on the night. Team mate Hugo Basaula made life hard for himself as he took his usual route to the Main Event via the LCQ head to head races, which he won in emphatic style! He then rode to 7th in the Final.

Jack ended the Tour in 6th place, with Hugo just behind in 8th. After such consistency throughout the Tour from not only Jack and Hugo, but also from Dylan, their joint efforts meant that Team Green Kawasaki finished 3rd in the Team Standings – an impressive feat for our first venture as a Manufacturer owned and run team.

Senior Racing Co-ordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Burridge was pleased with the overall results, saying: “I am over the moon with the performances from everyone involved. All of the riders rode their hearts out every week, without exception, and to come away with three of the guys finishing in runner up spots is amazing. A special shout out must go to Bryan Mackenzie and Jeff Perrett who did an awesome job in getting the team to where it is. I can't wait for the 2018 Tour where we will be back aiming for more!”