A warm welcome to the GH Motorcycles Muntjac Enduro - the fifth and final round of the 2014 Edmondson Racing ACU British Enduro Championship.
The Diss club are delighted with the great entry with almost 200 riders at the closing date. The many hours of course preparations are about to be put to good use.
As in previous years, the test will be all action with all classes riding it on lap I and 2, championship and expert on lap 3 followed by three back-to-back tests for championship riders on lap four. The test will not be run again after the final lap due to the limited daylight at this time of year, but the times on the last lap should make up for it! Check out the estimated times riders will be on the test in the programme!
Tom Sagar Colwyn bay KTM has already been crowned 2014 champion but it will be good to see him head to head with Danny McCanney on the RR Beta, this year’s runner up at this final championship round for 2014.
Both riders have had great seasons with Tom also winning the European E2 championship and Danny winning the World Junior Championship and the BSEC.
All eyes will be on the two young guns in the BEC championship class – Brad Freeman Colwyn Bay KTM, European Under 20 Champion and Under 19 BSEC champion and Steve Holcombe, Crescent KTM, European E1 Junior Champion and third placed finisher in the BSEC Elite in 2014
However, there is strength in the field with the very experienced Daryl Bolter, Crescent KTM, recently returned from injury, Jack Rowland, MPS Husqvarna, second in the European E1 championship and Rob Johnson also on an MPS Husqvarna, BSEC Under 23 champion all capable of getting in the thick of the action. With Jamie Lewis injured MPS Racing have offered young MX star Dan Thornhill a taste of BEC action at the Muntjac and MX riders have often been up to speed at the Muntjac!! Also never discount the top eastern centre runners with 2014 champion Jamie Roper Walters KTM and Chris Kiwi Hockey – both capable of fast times in their local forest.
In the expert class Joe Wootton on his Freestyle Husqvarna has totally dominated the series from Fraser Flockhart, but with Fraser absent Charlie Evans, ET James KTM, the 2014 BSEC Expert champion, Lee Sealey, Midwest Husqvarna, the 2013 BEC Clubman champion and Jack Edmondson, Fast Eddy KTM who only started in the BEC series this year will be in a three way battle with all three able to grab the runner up position in the 2014 Expert BEC. Jane Daniels Bel-Ray Husqvarna has already secured the Women’s BEC title and is runner up in the EWC Women’s class and will be keen to make her mark in the Experts class as will Jon Hunt, the 2014 BEC clubman champion on the four stroke Sherco.
There’s a big clubman contingent and on paper the battle should be between Adam James, ET James KTM , currently second in class and Tom Ellwood also KTM mounted but there’s likely to be stiff competition for the podium places.
In the veterans Over 40 class Andrew Reeves, Sandiford Beta, the BSEC expert vet champion has already added the BEC title to his tally this year and is likely to be the man to beat in Theford too. With Paul Armstrong the Over 50 champion absent David Johnson, KTM and Robert Murfin, Husqvarna will be battling it out for second place in the series and Katie Walker, ET James will be hoping to set the pace in the Women’s class
Many thanks to GH Motorcycles of Colchester for their support and also for generously supporting the 2014 Eastern Centre Enduro Championship and G&B Finch Aggregates who are providing additional support for the event.
Also special thanks to Edmondson Racing, the 2014 ACU Championship series sponsor whose support has helped in raising the profile of the 2014 BEC, as the premier British Championship series for Enduros.
From a safety point of view all riders are reminded that the refuelling area is a walking speed area – no exceptions unless you are riding within the bypass provided. Even then, from the yellow flag into the control, is walking speed. It is also important that all refuelling is carried out on an environmental mat, so make sure you bring one.
Everyone is asked to park sensibly as some of the parking area has now been fenced off. Please do not obstruct the forest track entrance / exit to the event as this is a first aid route. Ash Tree disease protection - RIDERS MUST clean machines and kit after event before going onto other woodland.
Have an enjoyable and safe day’s sport.