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Danny McCanney - 2019 BEC Champion
Eelmoor near Aldershot was the venue for last weekend's 2019 Natterjack 2 Day Enduro. Danny McCanney (TM) arrived with a 34 point lead tempered by the knowledge that the sandy soil of Eelmoor can be a minefield.
Setting up Team REME had their work cut out with heavy rain and high winds blowing in from the South West on the fag end of Hurricane Lorenzo. The course made the most of the small forest with 2 long tests running alongside the paddock. The weather was good on the day and the schedule called for 5 laps from the Championship class. Dan Mundell (Sherco) set the fastest time on the first test but he injured his foot on test 2 and dropped 30 seconds. Danny McCanney won all nine remaining tests with Alex Snow (GasGas) keeping his challenge alive in 2nd. Local rider Matthew Bayliss posted some impressive times to take 3rd. Alex Walton, ISDE junior team rider, was 4th on day 1 and extended his championship lead in e1/4 going into day 2! On day 2 he was 3rd e1/4 and that was enough to crown him 2019 E1/4 British Champion in his best season to date! Junior SuperEnduro Champion Will Hoare from Parkwood finished 5th and 7th in his first BEC round. Jack Edmondson rode all day to seize the E2 class with a broken wrist. Daryl Bolter fractured his forearm and Tom Sagar crashed on the penultimate test. Danny McCanney underlined his right to the overall BEC title with a win on Day 2. Alec Snow finished 2nd and Dan Mundell was 3rd - a real achievement for a rider who missed a round earlier in the season,
Aaron Gordon posted a double win to secure the Expert title. He was also best Under 23 Expert! Harry Edmondson was his nearest championship rival but struggled with illness over the weekend. He still managed 2nd on day 1 but retired on day 2. On day 1 Henry Yardley stormed to third overall while Richard Ely was 4th and Ricky Wiggins 5th overall and 1st E3. On day 2 Wiggins upped his game and finished in 2nd overall which was a fantastic result for him! Richard Ely always loves the muddier and tougher conditions which showed in his result; third overall in the experts! Yardley was 4th while young Charlie Chater broke into the top 5! Jordan Ridgway has made a return to the Enduro scene and he was 6th on day 2!
In the Clubman
class, James Palmer did the double and claimed the Clubman British
Championship. He will be very pleased with that after a consistent year which
saw him near the front of the field at every event! Matthew Harries was 2nd on
day 1 but slipped back a bit on day 2 into 4th. Jac George filled Harries’
boots on day 2 and finished 2nd which complimented his 6th position on day 1.
Alan Morrison was third on day 1 whilst Josh Kirby took third on day 2. Ross
Kerr was 5th day 1 and Jacob James rounded out the top 5 on day 2!
The over 50 class saw the wins shared by Scotsman Richard Hay and Manxman Russel Millward. Day 1 went to Hay, but Millward thrived in the wetter conditions to win the final day of the year! Gary McCoy from Devon finished his night shift and came to the event and still managed two third placed finishes in a competitive class so credit where it is due. Karl Greenall was 4th both days. Results - Photos