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Sagar & McCanney Win At BEC Rnd2

Sagar & McCanney Win At BEC Rnd2

Tom Sagar and Danny McCanney shared victory at round two of the Edmondson Racing ACU British Enduro Championship in Helmsley, Yorkshire

Report: Josh Snowden / True North Design

Photo: Gemma Jones Photography

Winning day one on test times, Beta’s Danny McCanney looked set for victory, but a lapse in concentration meant McCanney missed the final check and was subsequently penalised 60 seconds. This gave way for the KTM duo of Tom Sagar and championship rookie Brad Freeman to take the top two spots.

“After a tough day of close racing, it’s disappointing to lose out on the win,” told a frustrated McCanney. “I crashed heavily on test 6, which broke my radiator but I managed to limp it home and get the Beta fixed. After that drama I got my head down and won the last two tests.

“All the championship riders were held for 5-10 minutes before we started the final test and after I finished that, I stopped to answer an interview before I crossed the finish check. This cost me the day. Lesson learned I guess?!”

Impressing strongly in the Championship class, Freeman capitalized on McCanney’s misfortune to finish second on day one behind teammate Sagar.

“It’s been a great experience to finish second today and run close times to Tom and Danny,” commented Freeman. “This time last year I was struggling to reach top six in the Experts – I guess my winter training has paid off. I’m very happy with my recent progress, I just need to work on a few more things and hopefully I can close the gap a little more in future”.

Brad-Freeman

Heavy overnight showers did little to affect day two proceedings and McCanney was back on the charge to take a well-deserved day two win. Keeping McCanney on his toes all day, Sagar powered his KTM home to finish as runner-up with Daryl Bolter slotting into third.

Following on from his recent BSEC Under 19 success, Joe Wootton won both days in the Experts posting some very impressive test times. Frazer Flockhart was the runner up ahead of Charlie Evans.

“I’m really happy with the direction my riding is heading now,” told Wootton. I had my first double Under 19 win at the British Sprint Enduro Championship last weekend and now I have won both days of the BEC in the Expert class.

Winning every test of the weekend, Bel-Ray Factory Husqvarna rider Jane Daniels took top honours in Women’s category while Jon Hunt (Sherco) was the maximum man in the Clubman class.

Results – ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championship, Rnd 2.

Day one

 Championship

1: Tom Sagar (KTM) 41:46.5; 2: Brad Freeman (KTM) 42:28.1; 3: Danny McCanney (Beta) 42:28.7; 4: Steve Holcombe (KTM) 42:34.2; 5: Daryl Bolter (KTM) 42:43.2 6: Jack Rowland (Husqvarna) 43:15.4

Expert

1: Joe Wootton (Husqvarna); 2: Frazer Flockhart (KTM); 3: Charlie Evans (KTM)

Women

1: Jane Daniels (Husqvarna); 2: Katie Walker (KTM); 3: Liz Childerley (KTM)

Clubman

1: Jon Hunt (Sherco); 2: Tom Ellwood (KTM); 3: Lee Green (KTM)

Day two

Championship

1: Danny McCanney (Beta) 30:35.7; 2: Tom Sagar (KTM) 30:51.8; 3: Daryl Bolter (KTM) 31:43.1; 4: Jamie Lewis (Husqvarna) 31:43.8; 5: Jack Rowlands (Husqvarna) 31:49.7; 6: Steve Holcombe (KTM) 31:54.4

Expert

1: Joe Wootton (Husqvarna); 2: Frazer Flockhart (KTM); 3: Charlie Evans (KTM)

Women

1: Jane Daniels (Husqvarna); 2: Megan Wilson (KTM); 3: Liz Childerley (KTM)

Clubman

1: Jon Hunt (Sherco); 2: Lee Green (KTM); 3: Jordan Ridgway (Husqvarna)