Another weekend, another win and podiums for Team Green Kawasaki

After dominating round one of the Powered Max Arenacross tour in Manchester, Team Green / Holeshot Kawasaki rider Joe Clayton once again took the win in the Pro Lites class at round two in Newcastle with an emphatic display. Like the previous week his younger teammate Raife Broadley backed him up, this time with two second places in his Supermini class. In the pro class Jack Brunell brought it home in sixth to be the top placing British rider, but unfortunately Adam Chatfield failed to make it into the main event after a couple of crashes. 


Bryan Mackenzie - Team Green Holeshot Kawasaki Team Manager


“After all the excitement and anticipation of round one things settled down a bit this week. The lads all seemed a little more relaxed, I guess we all were really.  I feel for Adam on this one, because he was riding well and much better than in Manchester. He was looking quick and strong but it just goes to show how your night can unravel in Arenacross. He was there in fourth and looking good in his second qualifier and set for the main and then just like that Cyrille Coulon makes a mistake in front of him and Adam had now where to go but to hit him and down he went. Then he’s in the head to head last chance qualifiers where nobody really wants to be and you’re always having to take risks there to get the job done. He went for a pass and it didn’t work out and down he went and out of the final. He was gutted, but he has to be positive and remember he was riding well. Jack had another solid night. He was top Brit again, which is cool but he wants to be on that box or within a shot of winning like we all do. He has the speed and the talent to do that but he just needs a better start to put him in a position to do that. 


Joe was on fire yet again and has definitely earned that red plate on his bike. He was so gutted not to win both races, because he wanted to try and clean sweep the series. He got into the lead at the half way point of the first race but there was a huge crash and it had to be red flagged. Sometimes in a red flag situation they count back a lap and take the result from there, and of course he was in second on that lap so that’s the result they gave him. So for the second race he was even more determined and it showed, he nailed the start and dominated. He was a third of a lap ahead when the flag dropped and proved he’s the man to beat. Little Raife was solid again. I’m impressed with the kid. He had a couple of big bail outs in practice but he bounced back for the races and didn’t let it dent his confidence. To go 2-2 with the amount of time he’s had on the bike and with his new team is really encouraging for us and also his future. As always, we’ll take the positives of this weekend and use them for motivation for Birmingham next weekend.”