BEC – JAMIE MCCANNEY WITH THE DOUBLE IN KNIGHTON
McCanney had a close fight in the Welsh forest with Steve Holcombe throughout Saturday’s round five, but a costly mistake on the final test forced the Beta rider to settle for second. Holcombe rounded up his weekend with a third overall on round six.
The fight for the top got even more heated up on Sunday’s race, with McCanney’s fellow Manxman David Knight showing great speed and consistency but finally losing the victory by a tiny margin of less than a second.
Riding on his familiar Welsh grounds, Husqvarna’s Joe Wooton held off Tom Sagar’s assault on both days to end up with two fourth place finishes. Sagar was fifth on both rounds and he’ll have to step up his game in order to retain his 2014 championship title.
With four wins out of six rounds in 2015, McCanney has now firmly stamped his authority as a title favourite going into the following races in less than two weeks. But with five rounds remaining for the 2015 season to end, anything is possible in the Championship class of the British Enduro Championship.
The ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championship continues in Hafren, Mid Wales on August 15/16.
ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championship Calendar
Round 1 & 2 – Elgin – April 4/5
Round 3 & 4 – Helmsley – May 2/3
Round 5 & 6 – Knighton – August 1/2
Round 7 & 8 – Hafren – August 15/16
Round 9 & 10 – Natterjack – September 19/20
Round 11 – Diss – November 15