Sagar Set To Begin BEC Defence This Weekend - Enduro Tyres

Sagar Set To Begin BEC Defence This Weekend

Sagar Set To Begin BEC Defence This Weekend

KTM’s Tom Sagar will begin the defence of his British Enduro Championship when the opening round of the 2014 series gets underway in Tetbury, Gloucestershire this weekend.

Defending champion Tom Sagar wears the red #1 plate on his Colwyn Bay KTM 450 but he will have to work hard to retain it as a host of talented riders have expanded the Championship class to 25.

Expected to offer the biggest challenge to Sagar is Beta’s Danny McCanney. Returned from the opening round of the Italian Enduro Championship, McCanney is keen to make it a winning start to the BEC.

Husqvarna’s Jamie Lewis and Jack Rowland – the defending E1 champ – won’t be far way while KTM’s Daryl Bolter and Steve Holcombe can never be counted out.

Joining the Championship class for 2014 are a strong contingent of young riders eager to make their mark. Teammate to Sagar, Brad Freeman will be pushing hard to get his season off to a solid start. TM’s Josh Gotts and Ryan McLean (KTM) are also hungry to get into the mix.

With Edmondson Racing taking on title sponsorship of the series, and along with a handful of new series sponsors, organised by Derrick Edmondson, the 2014 ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championship series is looking to raise the profile of the BEC and enduro in general both within the sport and to the general public. With new signage, new number boards and fresh enthusiasm from all concerned, this year’s BEC will be a cracker.

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The opening event of the season is organised by The Midwest MCC Ltd. Simon Molter and his team have put in many hours of hard work to ensure that this competition start with a bang. This high profile series starter has already received terrific support with a full entry of 170 riders with around 50% of the entrants new to the BEC.

The route will consist of a number of laps of approximately 20 miles of mainly off-road farm tracks, open fields, forestry tracks, with some forestry roads, the route will NOT run along public highway, although there will be one crossing place where riders will be asked to dismount and push across the road.

Two special tests will be used on both days. Both tests are a mixture of forestry & grassland. The special tests will be open for riders to walk from 10am on Friday morning.

The start area and fuelling is located at The Airfield area near Chavenage Farm, support crews and spectators are permitted to both tests on foot as they are within walking distance of the paddock.

Both the Signing on/Start area will be at Airfield near Chavenage Farm, Nr Tetbury, Glos GL8 8XU. It will be signposted off the A46 Bath to Stroud road.