Suzuki RM-Z450s finished first and second in the main event at Sheffield Arenacross at the weekend, with Cedric Soubeyras taking the win on the Team FRO Systems RM-Z450, while Thomas Ramette finished runner-up on his SR75 World Team Suzuki machine.
It was the penultimate round of the indoor series, which belonged to the French pair, as they dominated the night’s action, and with just one round to go sit first and second in the championship standings, just three points apart.
Ramette started the night strongly - despite having his number one race bike stolen by thieves just before the event got underway - and took the win in his opening heat race. Not to be outdone, Soubeyras then went out and won his opening heat.
Heat three and Ramette was back on top of the podium, but it was a case of ‘anything you can do’ for Soubeyras, who took another win in his second heat race.
Before the main event it was time for the hot lap, which saw the rivals split by less than a tenth of a second on the time sheets, but it was defending champion Ramette who came out on top.
The night’s main event quickly became a two-horse race, as Soubeyras and three-time AX champion Ramette raced long and hard for victory. In the end, it was championship leader Soubeyras who triumphed, but it’s all set up for yet another grand finale at Wembley this coming weekend.