The Arenacross Tour presented by Fix Auto UK has teamed up with leading off-road motorcycle manufacturers KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS to run the first-ever ACU British E-Motocross Championship.
The inaugural KTM AX-E5 Championship races will be held over two nights at Belfast and Aberdeen, and one at Birmingham, before a Super-Final that will be staged in London.
Up to 12 local young riders, aged six to nine-years old, will qualify through the Arenacross reservation system as well as working closely with KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS dealerships throughout the UK.
The top four riders from each of the first three events will qualify through to an AX-E5 Championship Super-Final in Wembley, London on the final night of the tour; Saturday the 18th of February 2023. The winner in London will claim both the British Championship title and the bike they compete on.
All machines, equipment and technician’s team gear will be supplied by the three manufacturers. The bikes and support crew will be transported to each round by the KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS teams where they’ll set up an E-zone within the Pit Area, leaving the young AX-E5 Championship superstars to simply turn up and ride.
Commenting on the KTM and Arenacross initiative, Matt Walker, Managing Director, KTM Sportmotorcycle UK, said; “The inaugural AX-E5 Championship is the perfect platform to showcase the amazing electric product available from all three of our brands. It complements the European Junior e-Motocross Series that we run at selected MXGP rounds, and to have it recognised as the first ACU British E-Bike Motocross Championship is a great boost for everyone riding. We can’t wait to see the riders on the gate in the New Year and to discover a new future star starting their winning career on one of our products.”
Arenacross Tour promoter Matt Bates added; “This is yet another amazing step forward for Arenacross and I can’t thank the team at KTM, enough for investing so much in our young riders. To be able to say that we’re staging the first-ever electric Motocross British Championship is something that I have no doubt a lot of young riders will want to be part of. And then, to have a leading manufacturer willing to make those future stars feel like factory riders is an opportunity like no other. The AX-E5 Super-Final in London will mark the start of a ground-breaking new era for Arenacross.”
The 2023 Arenacross Tour:
- Round 1: Friday 20th January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Round 2: Saturday 21st January – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Round 3: Saturday 28th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
- Round 4: Sunday 29th January – P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
- Round 5: Saturday 4th February – The Resorts World Arena, Birmingham NEC, England
- Round 6: Saturday 18th February – The OVO Arena, Wembley, England
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- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.