Hotting up! ACU Eastern Enduro Championship Round 5 – Preview
Report by Roger Chaplain – Feature image courtesy of Anthony Ridge
This event will be run of the Hare and Hounds format at Foxborough Quarry Sible Hedingham Essex and the organizers Sudbury Motor Cycle Club has reduced the race time to two hours due to the continuing spell of hot, dry and sunny weather also on the advice of their National Governing Body the Auto Cycle Union.
At the moment the Championship Class battle is between Jason Morland 64 points and Luke Parker 60 points while round four winner Will Hughes has 49 points, Ben Cole winner of the Richard Fitch Memorial Moto Cross recently and riding in his first year in Enduros has 37 points with Myles Saunders on 36 points.
Jack Berry needs to be on top form in the Expert Class although he leads on 58 points newcomer to the Class James Barker having won the last two rounds is breathing down his neck with 53 points. George Eustace has 40 points and Tommy Clark 36 points.
Nothing can separate Michael Ridge and Contest Sponsor Gavin Hockey in the Expert Veteran Class both have 72 points, two wins, one second and one third place each. Phil Roper has 47 points and Paul Spurgeon 32 points.
Rob Aldridge has a comfortable lead in the Clubman Class with 77 points with Dan Hunt on 52 points, Jake Roper 42 points, George Wolfe 40 points and Will Jurgens 35 points.
The lead in the Clubman Veteran Class keeps changing from round to round, presently Steve Youngs is leading with 51 points; Jason Carsboult has 48 points, Andy Peck 42, Jeff Turner 39, Kevin Webb 37, Michael Wyatt 36 and Dean Curry 35.
Andy Mason is back in front in the Clubman Super Veteran Class for the first time this year with 65 points with Graham Mays on 58 points, Gene Womack 53 points, Gary Drage 52 points and Nigel Ross 43 points.
After the main event starting at 1pm round 3 of the G H Motorcycles/G & B Finch Aggregates Youth Hare and Hounds and Will Belton will be looking to make it 3 wins in 3 rounds and the odds are stacked in his favour for this Sible Hedingham lad.