11 February 2013 Kawasaki Team Green blossoms in Arenacross

Just as well that they are too young to smoke as it was a case of “close but no cigar” for some Kawasaki riders as others took top honours in the 2013 Arenacross series.
Running close to the points lead, and leading his arch series rival in the race, Londoner Jack Brunel on his Maxxis Kawasaki by LPE made an uncharacteristic mistake on the second to last corner and let the Championship slip tantalisingly from his grasp.]

Pushing hard on the immaculately prepared LPE KX450F, Brunel had been among the leading riders across the four round series and displayed remarkable racecraft and tenacity to gain third spot in the Championship.

Re-energised for 2013, the Kawasaki and Team Green showing in the youth “grass roots” classes was encouraging not just for the Japanese manufacturer but also for the future of a sport that encourages dedication, perseverance and fitness.

Rookie riders James Harrison and Ben Putnam took their Ifly Lanes Kawasaki KX250F machines to first and second respectively on the night.

The result – though good in itself – was cause for further celebration as the points gained elevated Harrison to Championship winning status.
Without a need to in terms of points, Dylan Woodcock dominated the small wheel 85cc class with another win on his KX85 much to the delight of Liverpool’s 9000 strong Echo Arena crowd. #

Winning all four rounds of the championship, Woodcock has effectively drawn a line in the sand announcing his arrival as an immense future talent. Following championship winner Woodcock home, Callum Gasson delighted his MotoXtreme team with a sterling second place.

Third on the night in the big wheel 85cc class was enough to secure third spot in the overall championship for Team Green rider, Billy King; while fifth in the 65cc race on his Team Green KX65 was enough to secure third Overall in the Championship for Preston Williams.

Having chosen to launch the new Team Green riders on the eve of the first round of the Arenacross series, Racing Coordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Burridge, praised the efforts of all Kawasaki riders saying;

“It's no secret that we are pushing hard for success off-road in 2013, and I think we’ve have proved that in this Arenacross Championship. It's tough out there at the moment, there is a raft of talent and it takes hard work and commitment to win. Moving forward into the Outdoor Championship, I want to see more of the same. Roll on March 17 for the first round of the Maxxis British Championship!"

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