The long awaited return of the ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship heads to sunny Scotland on Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April taking place over the Easter weekend. Elgin Endurance Club are set to host the 1st round of this year’s series which will be held near Lossiemouth an historic fishing town in this beautiful part of northern Scotland.
Barry Hamilton the head honcho behind the “Highland Temporary Works
” sponsored Lossiemouth Enduro has set out an enjoyable but challenging 35 lap with the added bonus of an extra-special test included this year.
Lossiemouth Forest will again be the base for the start/finish area and also the location of the infamous and very scenic special test with its mix of soft sand rides over dunes along with tight twisty forest sections and even a short section running along a beach thrown into the mix!
New for 2017 will be inclusion of an extra 3½ mile test in nearby Birkenhill Forest which will link up to the Lossiemouth Forest using public roads. With the added extra lap mileage and test there will now be an extra refuelling out-check located as riders re-enter Lossiemouth Forest
With current British Champion Steve Holcombe, 2015 Champion Jamie McCanney both unable to ride this series opener along with Danny McCanney and Brad Freeman, it opens up the title race to some of the younger stars of the future. Heading the chase will be current World Youth Enduro Champion and 2017 AMA leader Jack Edmondson, rising stars Joe Wootton, Josh Gotts and Lee Sealey.
Also hoping to make the most of this golden opportunity will be flying Welshmen Jamie Lewis and Tom Sagar, Scottish pair Fraser Flockhart and Frazer Norrie, plus regular BEC contenders James Dent, Jake Subacus and Charlie Evans to name but a few. Don’t be surprised to see both newly promoted Expert riders Tom Ellwood and Dan Mundell up there scoring some good points too. Ex multi-Brititish Champion David Knight could spring a few surprises along the way too.
All the normal BEC classes will be catered for too including, Expert, Clubman, Ladies,
Over 40’s & Over 50’s.
The start area will be signposted from the A96 & B9103 junction. Signing-on/Machine Examination will take place on the Friday between 10am – 6pm and First riders will start at 10.00am on the Saturday.
Spectators please note that NO vehicles will be allowed in the Birkenhill Forest, the club has set up a parking area (NO MOTORCYCLES) behind the nearby shopping precinct (IV30 6GR) & the test can be easily accessed by foot via a 10 minute walk along a disused railway line.
For further information on the event checkout the clubs website – www.elginenduranceclub.com