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McCanney storms to home BEC win
2018 ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship
Photos: Gemma James
The ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship returned to action in the Isle of Man over the weekend. The Manxduro proved to be an enjoyable but challenging event, with the club setting out a 30 mile lap weaving its way through the local forests & moorland near the clubs excellent base at Carnagrie. With the continued glorious sunshine over the weekend & course conditions very dry, the enduro proved to be a very well organised event by the hard working & experienced Southern Motorcycle Club.
Luke Flack topped off a brilliant days riding by taking the Expert class win beating the impressive Aaron Gordon by 20 seconds. Max Ditchfield put in another consistent display taking 3rd, just ahead of Ricky Wiggins, whilst local Isle of Man rider Max Ingham put his motocross skills to good use to finish in an impressive 5th.
In the biggest class of the day, youngster Harry Houghton took a well deserved Clubman overall win from youngster Lewis Ranger. Third saw Jake Purcell put in a strong performance just holding off Josh Kirkby in 4th by 7 seconds
The ladies class saw a commanding display by Rosie Rowett beating rival Nieve Holmes by just over a minute, taking up the final podium spot was Chloe Richards bringing home a fine third.
Local ace Juan Knight was the man on form in the Over 40’s, series leader Andrew Edwards had to settle for runner up this time & Andrew Reeves finishing a very creditable 3rd place.
Paul “Elvis” Davies was back to his winning ways taking the glory in the Over 50’s class, Julian Oakes only 20 seconds behind Elvis was 2nd & Jason Rees 3rd.
Ollie Harcombe took top honours in the Sportsman class ahead of Simon Walker & Ross Morrison.
In the hotly contested Expert class it was Aaron Gordon who took the well deserved win beating Luke Flack by 9 seconds. Another great performance saw Max Ditchfield take 3rdplace from Richard Tucker in 4th. Youngster Henry Yardley has his best BEC result this year in 5th, while Ricky Wiggins had to settle for 6th.
Another strong performance by Harry Houghton saw him snatch the Clubman
class win by 34 seconds from star of the future Tom Knight. Lewis Ranger was a
further 10 seconds down on Knight, while Jake Purcell put in another good
display finishing 4th.
Juan Knoght is again the man to beat in the ultra competitive Over 40’s class taking another win, beating off nearest rival Andrew Edwards. Rudy Austin & Jonathan Tarr were next up taking a well respectable 3 & 4th places.
In the Over 50’s Julian Okes put in a sterling shift taking class win
over Paul Davies. The battle for 3rd saw Jason Rees pip Paul Spurgeon.
All in all it was a superb event put on by Southern Motorcycle Club, a round well worthy of its BEC status.
2018 ACU British Timecard Enduro Championship:
Round 1 –Sunday 11th February
Rounds 2/3 – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th May
Rounds 4/5 – Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th May
Rounds 6/7 – Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th July
Rounds 8/9 –Friday/Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th/26th August
Round 10/11 – Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th September
The next round of this series is organised by Rhayader MC & will be held at Cwmythig Hill, Rhayader over the bank holiday weekend in August (Friday 24th – Sunday 26th).
For further information on the event checkout the clubs website – www.rdmcc.co.uk