Hansen snubs AMA for UK Arenacross ride

Kawasaki man Josh will contest the British Arenacross series in 2016
By Adam Duckworth

American Supercross star Josh Hansen, is to race in the British Arenacross series which kicks off in Manchester on January 2. It's the first time a major US star has decided not to race the AMA series in favour of the fast-growing British championship.

Hansen, the son of former US champion Donnie Hansen, will ride a Kawasaki KXF450 for the LPE team and said: “I'm pumped at the prospect of a new challenge and at competing in the UK. I know the guys back home just won't get it and that will drive me on even more. I see the Arenacross series as going places and I want to be a part of that. I reckon that after this, the gates will open and the British series will be flooded with Americans!"

The 31-year-old Hansen will contest the full 11-round series and will face competition form likes of former US Suprercross champ Mike Brown who will ride a Husqvarna for a team run by MOTO magazine's test ace Dave Willet.

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December 06, 2015 10:47 AM

More like AMA teams snubbed him. I've watched British Arenacross and it is poor racing (the USA version isn't much better). Too many jumps and whoops stuffed into too small a tracks which doesn't allow for any flow or speed from the racing. All you see are bikes just bobbing up and down, it's no wonder why we still fail to produce decent supercross riders. A shame the organisers don't sort some deal out with the rugby stadium owners to use them instead and get a proper supercross championship going in this country.

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