60-Second Update – BSEC Round 5
Danny McCanney kept his win streak alive at a wet and wild round five of the British Sprint Enduro Championship at Chavenage Farm in Gloucestershire.
It was a tough day at the office for the majority of riders at round five of the Enduro21.com ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship, powered by Husqvarna Motorcycles with heavy rain turning the Chavenage Farm into a slippery mud bath.
In the Michelin Comp VI Elite class, Beta’s Danny McCanney wrestled his way around the course to take the win. Making his first ride in the 2014 BSEC series, Jamie McCanney (Husqvarna) quickly got back into the swing of things. Winning two tests, Jamie ended his day as runner-up to Danny. Topping the penultimate test, KTM’s Tom Sagar completed the top three.
Claiming his debut win in the BSEC, James Dent (KTM) topped the Husqvarna Under 23 category. Despite a costly fall on the final lap, Dent held on to win. Suffering his first defeat of the series, Husqvarna’s Rob Johnson took second while TM’s Josh Gotts placed two seconds behind Johnson in third.
Impressing all with both his speed and consistency in the difficult conditions, 125cc mounted Lee Sealey (Husqvarna) secured the Motul Under 19 victory. Making it a Husqvarna 1-2, Joe Wootton held off Brad Freeman (KTM) for second.
Recording a massive 13-minute margin of victory, KTM’s Jack Staines was the clear winner of the Enduro21.com 125 Youth class.
Charlie Evans (KTM) topped the Amped Expert class.
Andrew Reeves (Beta) comfortably led home the Acerbis Expert Vet class while Simon Trevaskis (Yamaha) was best of the USWE Clubman Vet category.
In the DEP Pipes Clubman class Jamie Jenkins (Yamaha) secured the win while Husqvarna’s Jane Daniels remained unbeaten in the TCX Women’s category.
With conditions failing to improve, organisers shortened the day to five special tests – after which the sun naturally came out to end the day with clear blue skies.
A reversed and revised course – plus the promise of better weather – will see the action continue at Chavenage Farm for round six tomorrow, Sunday May 25.