Motocross magic in Belfast

Published Thursday, 17 January 2013
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The UK and Ireland's top motocross riders are gearing up for a high octane stunt show at the Odyssey arena this weekend.

Motocross magic in Belfast
A motocross rider in action in Belfast. (© UTV)

The adrenaline charged indoor event will see local riders - including three time British Champion Gordon Crockard and MX2 star Graeme Irwin - take on a cocktail of jumps and obstacles in a purpose built dirt track.

The daredevil show is the second stage of a four date UK arena tour.

Gordon Crockard said the atmosphere will be electric.

"We are competing against a lot of international riders, we have French guys, we have Spanish guys, we have British guys and we have the home advantage with the crowd being behind you.

"It's high action condensed into a very short race on a very compact track," he added.

But it isn't all about tricks and stunts, there's also a competitive racing element meaning a battle for a spot on the winner's podium.

"We've got some strong forces here at home. There's four riders here that could put their bike at the front and win the race, who are from Ireland/Northern Ireland - that's unusual."

Arenacross lands at the Odyssey on Saturday night.

© UTV News
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