A winning start for Team Green Kawasaki at Arenacross


It was a great start to 2018 for the team with new boy Joe Clayton crushing the competition to take both moto wins in the Pro Lites category and the team’s new Supermini rider, Raife Broadley bagging a third and getting it on the podium in the night show. Pro riders Jack Brunell and Adam Chatfield got off to a steady, if not spectacular start, finishing seventh and ninth in the pro final respectively to put the team into fourth in the team standings after round one. 


The racing comes thick and fast now with the next round at Newcastle’s Metro Arena this coming weekend before heading to Birmingham’s Genting Arena and then two nights in Belfast, before a week’s break finishing off the tour with Sheffield and Wembley, London. 


Bryan Mackenzie - Team Green Holeshot Kawasaki AX manager


“It was a good way to get up and running. Joe absolutely nailed it. He dominated from the moment he rode out on the track in first practice right to crossing the line in his final moto. He did pretty damn good in the Pro last chance qualifier head to heads too. It’s a nice little bonus that they put the Pro Lites winner in that and give them a taste to mix it with the big boys. Joe proved he can do that and I’m sure it won’t be too long before he’s doing the business in the pro ranks. For Adam and Jack we always said we just wanted to get off to a decent start with no injuries and get them both in the final. They both did that but there’s more to come from both of them now we’ve got any first race nerves and issues out of the way and I’m sure they know that and feel the same way. I think for all of us, we’re pleased this first one is out of the way and we can build on improving and challenging for podiums. Especially Adam who is new to the team and bike and just needs to fine tune a few things, which I’m confident we’ll have sorted by the next round at Newcastle. Raife was great considering how long he’s been on the bike. He only joined the team just before Christmas so to go out and get a third in the show was awesome. He would’ve got a second or third in his race during the day too, but just clipped another rider’s real wheel and toppled over on the up face of a jump and struggled to pick the bike up from there. He was gutted when he came in, but I was impressed how he got his head together for the night final, especially with the track being so brutal. He’s a cool kid.”