Aussie Daniel McCoy Secures Second Place at UK Arenacross Championship

Author: Aaryn Minerds


Australia's Daniel McCoy has finished second overall in the 2014 UK Arenacross Championship with a third place finish at the season finale in London on the weekend.

McCoy headed into the final round sitting in second place in the championship standings 21 points behind French racer Fabien Izoird ,who wrapped up the championship at the previous round in Sheffield.

With only 20 points on offer and no way of catching Izoird, McCoy's focus was on holding off Cyrille Coulon for second place which he managed to do, finishing directly behind Coulon in the season ending final main event and in doing so claimed second step on the podium by three points over the Molson Suzuki rider.

"I am Pretty happy with 2nd in the championship considering such late notice to go an race on a bike I haven't been on in twelve months," McCoy told "Luckily I had Factory Spec suspension put a setting together before I left Australia and it worked at every round with no testing, so I felt right at home straight away.

"The competition was tough with guys from riders from six different countries, but it made for some good racing for the fans."

While McCoy enjoyed his time in Great Britain, he is looking forward to getting home and getting in some more time aboard his TM 250 two stroke as he builds towards his next goal of taking on the MX2 class at this years Monster Energy MX Nationals.

"I experienced a lot in such a short stay of seven weeks and am very happy to return home safe and fit with all that racing up my sleeve heading into the opening round of the MX Nationals." McCoy continued.

"I tested a lot over Christmas before heading overseas aboard the TM and have a great base to come home to. We will finalise some set up with the bike over the next couple of weeks and come out with what will be a very competitive bike to run up front this season with."
Luke Arbon finished tenth in the series standings - Credit: Honda Racing UK
Fellow Aussie, Luke Arbon raced to a tenth place finish at the final round of the UK season and in the process secured 10th place in the championship.

Racing aboard a Honda CRF250R in a class that was dominated by 450F machinery, Arbon put up a great fight at all rounds, despite being out powered to the all important first turn on the tight track layouts.

"Today was a little bit of a let-down as I felt really good on the bike and qualified with a good lap time." Arbon commented at the conclusion of the final round on Saturday night. "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." Arbon concluded.

At this point in time Luke Abron has not confirmed any plans for the Australian domestic season.

Round Results:
1. Thomas Ramette - Buildbase Honda
2. Cyrille Coulon - SR75 Molson Suzuki
3. Daniel McCoy - MBO Sport ASA Scaffolding Yamaha
4. Kristian Whatley - MBO Sport ASA Scaffolding Yamaha
5. Angelo Pellegrini - Dave Thorpe Off Road Centre Honda
6. Fabien Izoird - Apico LPE Kawasaki
7. Nev Bradshaw - Putoline Apico Honda
8. Romain Biela - Oakleaf Kawasaki
9. Steven Clarke - Dyer & Butler KTM
10. Luke Arbon - Dave Thorpe Off Road Centre Honda
11. Carl Nunn - SR75 Molson KTM
12. Loic Rombaut - Apico LPE Kawasaki

Final Championship Standings:
1. Fabien Izoird - 135 Pts
2. Daniel McCoy - 117 Pts
3. Cyrille Coulon - 114 Pts
4. Loic Rombaut - 91 Pts
5. Kristian Whatley - 87 Pts
6. Nev Bradshaw - 87 Pts
7. Steven Clarke - 86 Pts
8. Angelo Pellegrini - 78 Pts
9. Elliott Banks-Browne - 53 Pts
10. Luke Arbon - 53 Pts

Top Image: Daniel McCoy celebrates his podium finish in the UK Arenacross Championship

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