The second round of the 2019 British Enduro Championship, took place today in the picturesque surroundings of Huntsham village, near Tiverton, Devon.
The appropriately named ‘Brass Monkeys’ event certainly lived up to its name, with a biting breeze chilling an ‘almost’ sunny day. The weather leading up to the event had taken its toll and the ground was very wet underfoot, the tricky conditions made vehicle parking an entertaining affair on its own!. However, as the event unfolded the bikes turning the soil allowed it to dry a little and form some lines, turning the wet and slippery surface into a more tacky and tractable going in certain places, but nevertheless, still tricky.
Riding in the Championship class was current series leader, Danny McCanney, on his TM EN 300 ES-2S machine. After taking the overall at round 1, with a good margin over his competitors, Danny had some extra competition this time out with fellow Enduro GP rider, Steve Holcombe, entering the event and adding to the list of extremely fast riders at the sharp end of the field.
As the event began it was tight at the top, with Danny sitting in 2nd place early doors but closing the time differences as the tests accumulated. At the half way point of the day it was Danny and Steve who looked to be in command at the top of the times and they distanced themselves further from the competition test after test. However, at the half way point of the event Holcombe retired, this left Danny, who was already a good way clear of his competitors, to complete the reminder of the event setting the best times, giving himself another overall victory and increasing his championship lead.
In the Expert Class, Olly Lawer, on his Lasermaster TM EN 300 ES-2S machine put in a sterling effort in the tough conditions. Setting some good times Olly put the work in on the slippery course. We have yet to confirm the standings to place Olly in the overall results.
A big well done to all involved.
Picture courtesty of Vision Media.