British Enduro final heads to the Natterjack this weekend – Preview
Report and Pictures by Gemma James
The Putoline Natterjack 2 Day Enduro will take place this weekend & team REME have set a route including two special tests per lap on their legendary sandy based military camp at Longmoor near Borden. The special tests will be ridden and timed every lap; same tests will be used both days. Further details of route mileage & check times will be released at signing-on which will take place late Friday afternoon.
Team REME have gained sponsorship from Freestyle & endurotyres.com for the cross test in the sandbowl & Michelin/Amped have kindly sponsored the event with rider numbers/backgrounds.
Series leader Danny McCanney goes into this round as clear favourite, but previous round winner Alex Snow, World Junior ace Jack Edmondon & Mr consistent Tom Sagar will all be hoping to snatch a win from McCanney. Also hoping for a win will be current World Enduro champion Steve Holcombe getting in some valid sand practice before his next world GP at Hawkstone. Others hoping to shine will be world GP regulars Joe Wootten, Dan Mundell, Josh Gotts, Alex Walton & New Zealand Enduro champion Hamish Macdonald. A few more names to look out for include Tom Ellwood, Daryl Bolter, Fraser Flockhart, Jay Thomas & motocross star Jonathan Petit to name but a few.
In the highly competitive Experts class series leader Luke Flack will take some beating on his current form, but you can be assured Max Ditchield, Aaron Gordon & Richard Tucker will be hot on his heels.
In the Clubman class another close battle will commence between Lewis Ranger, Harry Houghton & Luke Thomas all capable of taking class wins on their day. Cole Elliot & Darren Kiff both consistent runners this year will be hoping for some good points to finish off the series strongly.
Nieve Holmes & Rosie Rowett go into this round hoping to take the Women’s championship, both up for winning the title over the course of the weekend.
Series leaders Andrew Edwards (Over 40’s) & Paul Davies (Over 50’s) will take some beating in their respective classes.
The start of the event is located at Griggs Green entrance (A3 entrance), Longmoor, Hampshire,
Signing-on/Machine Examination will take place on Friday 7th September between 3pm – 7pm.