Daredevil bikers thrill at Sheffield Arena show

Motocross AX during the Monster Energy Arenacross Tour at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, February, 14, 2016. Photo: Tony Sullivan

Motocross AX during the Monster Energy Arenacross Tour at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, February, 14, 2016. Photo: Tony Sullivan

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An extraordinary show of daring feats, skill and fast-paced action raced into Sheffield Arena.

Thousands of AX supercross fans packed into the venue to see the thrills and spills of the high octane Monster Energy Arenacross Tour.

Motocross AX during the Monster Energy Arenacross Tour at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, February, 14, 2016. Photo: Tony Sullivan

Motocross AX during the Monster Energy Arenacross Tour at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, February, 14, 2016. Photo: Tony Sullivan

A mix of pyrotechnics, lasers and daredevil motorbike stunt riders flying through the air thrilled the crowd enjoying the penultimate round of the tour. The sold-out show was part of an 11-round competition and the winner will be crowned at Wembley later this month.

Thomas Ramette, of SR75 Molson Racing Suzuki, managed to reel in the Pro class points deficit to just three points behind current leader, Geartec Yahama’s Cedric Soubeyras.

He said; “This was a really important round for me – like a final really. I had great starts which was vital, as the lap times are all so close.

“My goal was to close down on Soubeyras as, if he had got away from me, it could have all been over. Now with just three points in it, everything is on London and it’s going to be really intense and close racing.

“I’ve got two weeks to get prepared and I don’t intend to lose. I’m focussed on being the first back-to-back Arenacross Pro Champ.”

All roads now lead to The Monster Energy Arenacross Tour finale at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on Sunday, February 27.