60-Second Update – BSEC, Rnd4
Making it two wins from two starts, Beta’s Danny McCanney secured the overall win in the Elite class in Wales. Just when riders thought conditions had dried out during round three, heavy overnight rain and rain showers throughout the day ensured a muddy, wet and slippery day all round.
Topping the first special test of the morning, McCanney led the way but with KTM’s Tom Sagar just three seconds adrift it was clear Sagar was also enjoying the conditions.
On lap two, a crash from McCanney opened the door for Sagar to take the lead. Pushing hard to make up the lost time, the Beta rider fought hard to reel Sagar back in and win.
Despite keeping the pressure on McCanney – and matching his pace on the penultimate test of the day – Sagar had to settle for second.
Still hurting from his injured thumb on round three, Husqvarna’s Jamie Lewis placed an impressive eight seconds behind Sagar in third.
Ending round four in fourth, KTM’s Steve Holcombe placed third overall for the weekend and recorded his first Elite class podium.
In the Under 23 class Rob Johnson (Husqvarna) topped the standings from Frazer Flockhart (KTM) and James Dent (KTM).
Putting an end to Brad Freeman’s win streak, Husqvarna’s Joe Wootton delivered a determined ride in testing conditions to win the Under 19 class. Wotton’s pace was good enough to take fourth in the Elite category.
Freeman placed as runner-up to Wootton with Lee Sealey (Husqvarna) completing the top three.
Mastering the difficult conditions, Husqvarna’s Jordan Ridgway comfortably won the 125 Youth class while Charlie Evans (KTM) made it two wins on the bounce in the Experts.
Dai Beer (KTM) led home the Clubman Vets while Bradley Williams (KTM) won the Clubman class.
Jane Daniels (Husqvarna) was again fastest in the Women’s class.