McCanney Wins Big At Natterjack BEC
It was a double win for Husaberg’s Jamie McCanney at the penultimate round of the 2013 British Enduro Championship.
Going from strength to strength, McCanney simply dominated in the deep sands of the Natterjack BEC. Knowing the sandy terrain would be very much to the young Manxman’s liking, the Husaberg rider proved unbeatable.
Topping day one by a comfortable 46 seconds, the he won all bar one of the days eight special tests. Over a slightly shortened day two, McCanney was again untouchable and eased his way to victory.
Fresh off his recent trip to the final round of the Enduro World Championship in France, Walker impressed all with his speed and determination to end his weekend as runner-up to event winner Jamie McCanney. Switching back to his KTM 300 EXC, the Hard Enduro expert immediately placed himself at the sharp end of the results. Performing well on the deep sandy cross test and excelling on the technically demanding forestry based enduro test, Walker claimed a well deserved runner-up result both days.
Despite nursing the effects of a recently injured hand, championship leader Tom Sagar delivered a gritted performance. A firm favourite of the rough, sandy terrain, Sagar pushed hard to limit the damage to his points lead. Placing a comfortable third overall on day one, the Welshman upped his pace on day two.
Matching the pace set by both McCanney and Walker, Sagar fought hard to improve his position. Ending day two just 11 seconds adrift of Walker, Sagar had to be content with the third step of the podium.
Finishing fourth overall both days, Husqvarna’s Jack Rowland also won both days of the Enduro 1 class. His double win unofficially confirms him as the 2013 E1 BEC champion.
KTM’s Steve Holcombe ended day one in fifth while Honda’s Jamie Lewis rounded out the top five on day two.
With McCanney’s title hopes now very much alive, the battle to be crowned this year’s BEC champion will be fought out between McCanney and Sagar at the final round of the season on November 24th.
In the highly competitive Expert class the battle for the victory was fought out between Ryan McLean and Brad Freeman. Edging out his rival by just 12 seconds, Freeman secured victory on day one. Trading places on day two, McLean took the win, pushing Freeman back to second..
The 2013 British Enduro Championship concludes with the sixth and final round at the Diss Enduro on November 24th.
Results – BEC Natterjack Enduro, Rd 5
Championship Class – Day One (overall)
1. Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) 56:40.7; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) 57:26.1; 3. Tom Sagar (KTM) 58:08.4; 4. Jack Rowlands (Husqvarna) 58:10.6; 5. Steve Holcombe (KTM) 58:10.6; 6. Jamie Lewis (Honda) 58:37.8; 7. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 59:57.3; 8. Mark Roberts (KTM) 1:00:02.3; 9. Lee Edmondson (Beta) 1:01:38.7; 10. Frazer Norrie (KTM) 1:02:19.1…
Championship Class – Day Two (overall)
1. Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) 22:44.3; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) 30:02.4; 3. Tom Sagar (KTM) 30:13.1; 4. Jack Rowlands (Husqvarna) 30:30.0; 5. Jamie Lewis (Honda) 30:46.8; 6. Steve Holcombe (KTM) 30:51.0; 7. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 30:54.1; 8. Mark Roberts (KTM) 31:26.6; 9. Lee Edmondson (Beta) 31:59.7; 10. Frazer Norrie (KTM) 32:00.0…