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Soubyis backon trackafter legbreak; MOTOCROSS.

Byline: PHIL LANNING

CEDRIC SOUBEYRAS had to leap off his motocross bike at 70mph and almost 20ft in the air.

As the French flyer plummeted to the ground, he knew he was in trouble.

He hit the track like a rag doll but thought he had escaped serious injury - until he looked down and realised his left leg was pointing 90 degrees the wrong way.

However, super Soubey is back with a bang as he prepares to star in the Arenacross, which comes to Glasgow's SSE Hydro this weekend.

Arenacross shows motorsport at its craziest, with the exciting event expected to reach 80,000 people during its 11-venue tour of the UK.

The 2015 AX Pro champ Thomas Ramette claimed the opening win in the main event at Manchester - but Soubey insists he is fully fit after his leg break over a year ago and is targeting the PS100,000 top prize.

The 26-year-old said: "Injuries are part of our sport, but my leg break was the worst feeling ever.

"As I went off the jump I felt the back suspension in my bike collapse. I instantly knew I had to leap off and get clear of the bike to avoid a bad landing.

"It felt like I was in the air for minutes when obviously it was only seconds.

"I thought I was fine when I hit the ground but when I looked down, my leg was pointing in the wrong direction.

"I was out of action for three months but I feel good now and happy to be back racing again."

Soubeyras, who finished second in the 14-lap final on his Arenacross debut in Manchester, can't wait to visit Scotland for the first time - and he's willing to 'go Scottish' if he pulls off the right result.

He said: "I was so pleased with the result as I didn't know what to expect in my first Arenacross.

"It will all be new for me in Glasgow but I can't wait to get there.

"I will only eat haggis or wear a kilt if I win!"

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 9, 2016
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