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Michelin’s Ramette Dominates the Arenacross UK Finall

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Thomas Ramette, aboard his Honda CRF450R fitted with Michelin Starcross MS3 tyres, dominated the final round of the Garmin Arenacross Tour on Saturday evening, taking a flag-to-flag victory in the Main Event at London’s Wembley Arena.

After gelling quickly with the Wembley track, the French rider also took impressive victories in both his earlier heats riding for Dave Thorpe’s Michelin-sponsored team. Taking first place in the first heat, Ramette was followed across the line by Italian team-mate Angelo Pellegrini, who finished in third place and Luke Arbon who came in fifth.

In the second heat Pellegrini finished second behind Ramette, while Arbon recovered well from a first-corner crash to cross the line in fifth place once again. Ramette continued his domination of the evening in Wembley’s Main Event, while Pellegrini rode into fifth. The Michelin-sponsored team ended the series in fifth place overall. The squad will now focus on the opening round of the British Motocross Championship which kicks off at Landrake in Cornwall on 16 March.

Thomas Ramette: "It was a great night as I won both my heats and the Main Event so it was perfect for me. The track was really slippery and you had to ride smooth, so I'm really happy to finish the season with a win."

Angelo Pellegrini: "I'm not 100% happy, because I wanted to finish the season on the podium again like the last round. The track and the event was really good this evening and I hope to be able to come back in the future."

Luke Arbon: "Today was a little bit of a let-down as I felt really good on the bike and qualified with a good lap time. I just suffered a little bit with the outside gate picks and struggled with my starts. The track was really slippery tonight, but I can't thank Dave and the team enough for everything that they have done."

Dave Thorpe: "Tonight has been very good for the team and Thomas has fulfilled the potential that he showed at Sheffield. He is a quality rider in Arenacross and I'm pleased for him as he worked hard this week and is a great guy to work with. Angelo has also been great for us in this series and now just needs to focus on improving his starts. Luke is another great rider and has done so well on the smaller machine.”

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