VIDEO: Arenacross bikers ‘fly’ over Sheffield
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Nope, it’s three blokes each flying through the air on 100kg motorcycles!
Sheffield’s Tudor Square was transformed into an adrenalin-charged sports arena for the day as the stars of Arenacross treated city workers and shoppers to an exclusive preview.
Promoter e22 Sports is bringing the three-hour, non-stop white-knuckle ride, to the Motorpoint Arena, on Saturday, February 15, 7pm
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Matt Bates, managing director of V22, who ran the event, said: “The indoor offspring of Motocross racing, Arenacross, takes the most spectacular elements of outdoor MX, boils them down into a concentrated cocktail and then shoehorns them into arenas onto purpose-built, jump-infested dirt tracks.
“We’re here in Sheffield today to give just a taster of what’s coming. If you think this is scary today, you need to be at that arena next year to see them jumping 15 metres higher in the air and upside down - I’m telling you, this is nothing compared to the tricks they’ll have up their sleeves then!”
Earlier this year four of the UK’s top venues were rocked by Arenacross’ family-friendly killer mix of all-action indoor dirt bike racing and gravity defying Freestyle Motocross set to a pumping soundtrack and laser show.
The throttle-twisting, adrenalin-charged indoor offspring of Motocross, Arenacross takes spectacular elements of outdoor MX, boils them down into a concentrated cocktail and then shoehorns them into arenas onto purpose-built dirt tracks.
Racing is short, sharp and shockingly spectacular with huge triple jumps, murderous mogul sections and fast, banked corners all designed to provide a high-octane sensory feast.
With Freestyle, Motocross the competition takes place 40 feet above the track with riders hitting purpose-built ramps and then attempting to out-do each other as they whip and back-flip.
Once considered MX mavericks, freestylers are now highly-paid sporting stars who compete in year-round world tour events such as the X Games and red Bull X-Fighters
* Tickets, £11 to £97.92, are available now - buy in person, call 0114 256 5656 or visit www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk/
For more details and ticket information, visit www.arenacrossuk.com
See The Star tomorrow for more.