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British Extreme Enduro Championship Round 3 – Race Report and Results

British Extreme Enduro Championship Round 3 – Race Report and Results

‘It was really hard work, one of the hardest yet with no let-up, my hands are wrecked!’ said Red Bull KTM factory rider Jonny Walker following his outstanding win at the third round of the ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship last Sunday, which sees him lead the championship with two rounds left to go. Eurotek KTM’s Travis Teasdale was runner-up as Jonathan Richardson secured third, replicating the results from the second round at Cowm.

Report by Vanessa Tighe – Images courtesy of Tilde Tighe – Highlights Edit by SnapShot Media

This was just what head honcho Paul Edmondson and his Chief track builder, former European Enduro Champion Tom Sagar, had planned. A tough course, helped in part by the unforgiving natural terrain, but also a very physical and intense track with no place to rest. Jim Pascoe, Clerk of the Course called it the most challenging track at H20 for a long time and stated that most of the riders, albeit a handful of championship riders, found it really tough going.

The weather was very kind, providing a dry day with sunshine and a course which was wet in places, dry, sometimes dusty, in others but designed to test all levels of rider to their maximum. The H2O event succeeded on all counts with a cracking entry list and a course that truly was extreme with a mix of everything thrown in including an ‘off-camber’ section that simply isn’t justified by the term off-camber. Add to that a stream section and more climbs and descents saw a much harder challenge for the 100 plus riders who chose to test themselves at such an exceptional venue.

The single race, lasting two and a half hours, began at 11.00am with the Pro Championship class riders blasting off the line and heading straight across the field instead of the traditional start route, through a ravine and into the woods. Sagar had created both hard and easy routes; the hard route was hard even for pros whilst the easy route was hard for the Youth and Sportsman riders.

Despite a bad start, Jonny Walker took the lead on the opening lap followed by Jonathan Richardson and Travis Teasdale. Walker never relinquished the lead and it was plain sailing from that point on. He was never challenged and had amassed a two and a half minute lead at the end of race, on 11 laps, averaging 14 minutes a lap. Richardson dropped down to third on lap three, with Teasdale moving into second place and that’s how it stayed to the chequered flag, Richardson just missing out on 11 laps after making a few slip-ups. William Hoare and Charlie Frost rounded out the top five, both on 10 laps.

Gavin Houson returned to his winning ways, after missing out on the top three at Cowm. He put in a superb ride that saw him eighth overall mixed in amongst the pros and nailing the Expert Class. Jack Spencer was his closest competitor, two minutes behind in second with Dave wood third at the head of a very competitive.

Expert class, all completing nine laps. Commiserations must go to the unluckiest rider of the day Stuart Mack. Disaster struck right from the off when he had to go straight to the pits to swap his wheel, never making it off the start. Undeterred, he ploughed on, working his way up the rankings until his chain came off on last lap, eventually finishing in 15th place.

Harold Crawford reigned supreme in the Elite vets despite facing stiff competition from Grant Churchwood, who led the class until the last two laps. Jason Pearce took third, three laps down on the top two. John Robb revelled in the tough conditions and nailed the Clubman class win ahead of Lee Thomas and Jason Hirst, whose first and second place in rounds one and two make him a strong contender for the Clubman title going forward.

Richard Moorhouse continued his domination of the Youth Class, putting in another outstanding performance to make it three wins out of three. His closest competitor was Jacob Wilson, a lap down in second and Doug Lote, three laps down, in third.

In the Sportsman Vets, Alex Owen put in another impressive performance, leading the field from the off and completing an extra lap to take the win, ahead of second place Mark Lodge and Ricky Tropman in third. Brodie Heyes secured his first Sportsman Victory whilst Kaylin Mchale and Ricky Ford took second and third Sportsman spots in a very tough race.

H2O proved to be an outstanding venue once again, providing a mixture of challenges and variety of terrain that more than tested the best of the best at possibly the toughest course of the series so far. The penultimate round of the series, Extreme Ravines, heads to Helmsley, North Yorkshire on 21st April 2019 and will see competitors take on the ultimate single lap extreme race, organised by Dirtbike Action.

Results

The Overall

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 22 Jonny Walker 2:37:49.042 0.000 11 13:57.788 4 –
2 6 Travis Teesdale 2:40:28.548 2:39.506 11 14:07.361 9 –
3 72 Jonathan Richardson 2:33:50.802 1 lap 10 14:42.620 5 –
4 80 William Hoare 2:37:29.437 1 lap 10 15:29.464 10 –
5 5 Charlie Frost 2:46:09.955 1 lap 10 16:09.538 2 –
6 39 Jordan Scott 2:30:37.507 2 laps 9 15:54.186 6 –
7 3 Keelan Hancock 2:32:01.151 2 laps 9 16:46.131 9 –
8 11 Gavin Houson 2:32:39.827 2 laps 9 16:31.458 4 –
9 94 Joe Deakin 2:34:35.115 2 laps 9 16:30.875 9 –
10 27 Jack Spencer 2:34:45.247 2 laps 9 16:34.854 9 –
11 2 James Dent 2:36:06.571 2 laps 9 16:46.135 9 –
12 35 Dave Wood 2:48:31.062 2 laps 9 18:21.314 4 –
13 7 Ben Wibberley 2:31:28.298 3 laps 8 18:15.332 8 –
14 16 Harold Crawford 2:34:12.139 3 laps 8 18:52.776 5 –
15 10 Grant Churchwood 2:36:09.837 3 laps 8 18:19.822 5 –
16 44 Barry Donaghy 2:36:43.202 3 laps 8 19:10.470 8 –
17 15 Aled Price 2:38:25.491 3 laps 8 18:35.702 5 –
18 66 Dawson Marriott 2:42:48.190 3 laps 8 19:43.691 4 –
19 38 John Battensby 2:44:18.813 3 laps 8 19:44.215 8 –
20 40 David Dudley 2:47:23.342 3 laps 8 19:24.328 8 –
21 31 Michael (Spike) Gilby 2:49:38.921 3 laps 8 19:52.225 6 –
22 34 Jack Barwick 2:54:10.645 3 laps 8 20:28.148 4 –
23 70 John Robb 2:30:40.642 4 laps 7 20:11.487 4 –
24 85 Lee Thomas 2:30:45.367 4 laps 7 20:11.329 6 –
25 30 Robert Crayston 2:33:27.422 4 laps 7 19:49.974 7 –
26 60 Jason Hirst 2:33:44.410 4 laps 7 20:09.129 5 –
27 106 Richard Moorhouse 2:36:27.339 4 laps 7 20:47.979 4 –
28 37 Matthew Thompson 2:36:54.747 4 laps 7 21:44.769 3 –
29 41 Richard Hawes 2:39:20.862 4 laps 7 22:07.003 3 –
30 67 Ryan Crayston 2:42:07.272 4 laps 7 21:53.582 4 –
31 88 Chris Brown 2:42:27.447 4 laps 7 22:07.856 3 –
32 51 Callum Gibbons 2:43:00.172 4 laps 7 21:12.087 6 –
33 46 Luke Owen 2:43:12.096 4 laps 7 21:53.320 4 –
34 26 Josh Bailey 2:47:50.861 4 laps 7 23:24.220 6 –
35 48 Robert Taylor 2:47:56.279 4 laps 7 21:46.418 7 –
36 75 Jack Winn 2:48:45.932 4 laps 7 23:06.333 7 –
37 136 Alex Owen 2:52:09.268 4 laps 7 22:59.861 7 –
38 32 Stuart Mack 3:05:30.984 4 laps 7 19:49.003 5 –
39 98 Mathias Salin 2:30:14.397 5 laps 6 22:02.176 4 –
40 57 Jamie Williams 2:30:21.827 5 laps 6 24:09.405 5 –
41 93 Kyle Walton 2:30:23.299 5 laps 6 23:28.775 2 –
42 111 Lee Hattersley 2:34:40.088 5 laps 6 24:40.753 6 –
43 112 Brodie Heyes 2:38:01.288 5 laps 6 24:20.114 4 –
44 55 Chloe Richardson 2:46:08.571 5 laps 6 25:21.159 3 –
45 65 Kaylin Mchale 2:46:17.366 5 laps 6 24:46.160 3 –
46 131 Mark Lodge 2:50:51.036 5 laps 6 26:58.023 3 –
47 96 Ricky Tropman 2:51:30.075 5 laps 6 27:08.876 5 –
48 150 Dave Cooper 2:51:35.094 5 laps 6 25:34.043 2 –
49 92 Ricky Ford 2:52:06.584 5 laps 6 25:57.363 5 –
50 78 Josh Gilroy 2:52:45.075 5 laps 6 27:39.632 2 –
51 58 Jamie Black 2:53:26.145 5 laps 6 26:17.727 6 –
52 63 Cameron McCann 2:56:33.259 5 laps 6 26:47.344 3 –
53 104 James Rogers 2:58:04.804 5 laps 6 27:07.812 4 –
54 90 Michael Taylor 2:58:06.134 5 laps 6 27:44.207 5 –
55 107 Jacob Wilson 3:05:03.531 5 laps 6 26:47.534 3 –
56 24 Craig Roper 2:30:09.618 6 laps 5 22:16.618 2 –
57 12 Jason Pearce 2:30:49.854 6 laps 5 27:36.275 5 –
58 62 Scott Booth 2:31:16.056 6 laps 5 28:37.571 2 –
59 91 Will Wolforth 2:37:15.900 6 laps 5 26:59.411 3 –
60 36 James Brown 2:39:07.581 6 laps 5 29:12.788 3 –
61 28 Colin Blunt 2:39:50.678 6 laps 5 31:04.056 5 –
62 143 Murray Shotter 2:40:35.627 6 laps 5 31:24.246 3 –
63 82 Nick Whitehead 2:50:47.265 6 laps 5 28:52.805 2 –
64 21 Ben Roper 2:51:43.603 6 laps 5 30:59.620 3 –
65 95 Tom Frayne 3:06:43.434 6 laps 5 35:12.798 2 –
66 141 Saxon Nel 2:30:13.257 7 laps 4 34:46.404 2 –
67 135 Jobe Urqhart 2:31:44.020 7 laps 4 34:54.248 2 –
68 147 Peter Urqhart 2:31:46.322 7 laps 4 35:04.370 4 –
69 138 Philip Roper 2:33:31.539 7 laps 4 33:12.639 4 –
70 121 David Blackburn 2:34:42.316 7 laps 4 35:31.524 4 –
71 99 Mindaugas Juska 2:35:13.664 7 laps 4 36:26.283 3 –
72 68 Ross Mailer 2:35:33.418 7 laps 4 34:39.553 4 –
73 116 Nigel Lynn 2:37:01.880 7 laps 4 37:26.617 4 –
74 142 Michael Smith 2:37:18.751 7 laps 4 35:41.504 3 –
75 84 Doug Lote 2:37:53.069 7 laps 4 34:07.559 4 –
76 117 Lewie Davis 2:38:23.374 7 laps 4 36:42.975 3 –
77 64 Ben Martindale 2:41:16.315 7 laps 4 35:55.362 4 –
78 109 Will Cawte 2:44:27.553 7 laps 4 37:58.738 4 –
79 49 Lee Durrant 2:44:35.289 7 laps 4 38:21.180 4 –
80 113 Christian Pearson 2:46:15.777 7 laps 4 40:10.488 4 –
81 81 Gage Whyte 2:46:38.835 7 laps 4 38:36.517 3 –
82 118 Liam Crisp 2:47:28.366 7 laps 4 37:13.791 4 –
83 102 Ben Hall 2:50:46.201 7 laps 4 40:18.414 2 –
84 114 Joshua Flora 2:54:40.829 7 laps 4 40:21.673 2 –
85 123 Daniel Wheat 2:57:33.070 7 laps 4 40:21.858 2 –
86 132 Jack Adams 2:59:38.006 7 laps 4 40:05.860 4 –
87 119 Jamie Berry 3:08:49.637 7 laps 4 40:15.551 4 –
88 110 Brandon Burns 2:30:04.997 8 laps 3 47:28.741 2 –
89 128 Paul McKie 2:30:11.530 8 laps 3 43:36.824 2 –
90 120 Alex Hatherall 2:30:40.643 8 laps 3 45:24.153 2 –
91 105 James Hart 2:57:25.648 8 laps 3 49:09.041 3 –
92 133 Stevie Hanna 2:58:52.106 8 laps 3 52:40.856 2 –
93 125 Matthew Redpath 3:03:12.298 8 laps 3 47:46.359 3 –
94 140 Oliver Hobson 3:09:07.010 8 laps 3 41:51.203 3 –
95 101 Chris Burke 2:30:56.423 9 laps 2 1:34:06.171 2 –
96 115 Will Nearn 2:32:14.567 9 laps 2 1:14:22.743 2 –
97 100 Karolis Tvaronas 2:41:42.178 9 laps 2 1:14:29.194 2 –
98 122 Matthew Blackburn 2:48:48.961 9 laps 2 1:57:05.551 2 –
99 124 Luke Ames 2:36:08.284 10 laps 1 0.000 – –
DNF 4 Sam Winterburn 1:12:29.870 0.000 4 17:04.682 3 –
DNF 146 Lewis Moore 2:23:46.602 0.000 4 32:36.172 4 –
DNF 97 Max Diment 1:20:51.941 0.000 3 23:03.550 3 –
DNF 129 Paul Jefferson 1:46:04.002 0.000 3 30:19.821 3 –
DNF 77 Stephan Parry 1:21:33.192 0.000 2 48:25.806 2 –
DNF 149 Simon Nutter 31:33.868 0.000 1 0.000 – –
DNF 83 Andrew Smith 36:39.235 0.000 1 0.000 – –

Results by Class

Championship
Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 22 Jonny Walker 2:37:49.042 11 13:57.788 4 0 km/h
2 6 Travis Teesdale 2:40:28.548 2:39.506 11 14:07.361 9 0 km/h
3 72 Jonathan Richardson 2:33:50.802 1 lap 10 14:42.620 5 0 km/h
4 80 William Hoare 2:37:29.437 1 lap 10 15:29.464 10 0 km/h
5 5 Charlie Frost 2:46:09.955 1 lap 10 16:09.538 2 0 km/h
6 39 Jordan Scott 2:30:37.507 2 laps 9 15:54.186 6 0 km/h
7 3 Keelan Hancock 2:32:01.151 2 laps 9 16:46.131 9 0 km/h
8 94 Joe Deakin 2:34:35.115 2 laps 9 16:30.875 9 0 km/h
9 2 James Dent 2:36:06.571 2 laps 9 16:46.135 9 0 km/h
DNF 4 Sam Winterburn 1:12:29.870 4 17:04.682 3 0 km/h

Expert
Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 11 Gavin Houson 2:32:39.827 9 16:31.458 4 0 km/h
2 27 Jack Spencer 2:34:45.247 2:05.420 9 16:34.854 9 0 km/h
3 35 Dave Wood 2:48:31.062 15:51.235 9 18:21.314 4 0 km/h
4 7 Ben Wibberley 2:31:28.298 1 lap 8 18:15.332 8 0 km/h
5 44 Barry Donaghy 2:36:43.202 1 lap 8 19:10.470 8 0 km/h
6 15 Aled Price 2:38:25.491 1 lap 8 18:35.702 5 0 km/h
7 66 Dawson Marriott 2:42:48.190 1 lap 8 19:43.691 4 0 km/h
8 38 John Battensby 2:44:18.813 1 lap 8 19:44.215 8 0 km/h
9 40 David Dudley 2:47:23.342 1 lap 8 19:24.328 8 0 km/h
10 31 Michael (Spike) Gilby 2:49:38.921 1 lap 8 19:52.225 6 0 km/h
11 34 Jack Barwick 2:54:10.645 1 lap 8 20:28.148 4 0 km/h
12 30 Robert Crayston 2:33:27.422 2 laps 7 19:49.974 7 0 km/h
13 37 Matthew Thompson 2:36:54.747 2 laps 7 21:44.769 3 0 km/h
14 26 Josh Bailey 2:47:50.861 2 laps 7 23:24.220 6 0 km/h
15 32 Stuart Mack 3:05:30.984 2 laps 7 19:49.003 5 0 km/h
16 98 Mathias Salin 2:30:14.397 3 laps 6 22:02.176 4 0 km/h
17 24 Craig Roper 2:30:09.618 4 laps 5 22:16.618 2 0 km/h
DNF 97 Max Diment 1:20:51.941 3 23:03.550 3 0 km/h

Elite Vets
Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 16 Harold Crawford 2:34:12.139 8 18:52.776 5 0 km/h
2 10 Grant Churchwood 2:36:09.837 1:57.698 8 18:19.822 5 0 km/h
3 12 Jason Pearce 2:30:49.854 3 laps 5 27:36.275 5 0 km/h
4 36 James Brown 2:39:07.581 3 laps 5 29:12.788 3 0 km/h
5 28 Colin Blunt 2:39:50.678 3 laps 5 31:04.056 5 0 km/h
6 21 Ben Roper 2:51:43.603 3 laps 5 30:59.620 3 0 km/h

Clubman
Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 70 John Robb 2:30:40.642 7 20:11.487 4 0 km/h
2 85 Lee Thomas 2:30:45.367 4.725 7 20:11.329 6 0 km/h
3 60 Jason Hirst 2:33:44.410 3:03.768 7 20:09.129 5 0 km/h
4 41 Richard Hawes 2:39:20.862 8:40.220 7 22:07.003 3 0 km/h
5 67 Ryan Crayston 2:42:07.272 11:26.630 7 21:53.582 4 0 km/h
6 88 Chris Brown 2:42:27.447 11:46.805 7 22:07.856 3 0 km/h
7 51 Callum Gibbons 2:43:00.172 12:19.530 7 21:12.087 6 0 km/h
8 46 Luke Owen 2:43:12.096 12:31.454 7 21:53.320 4 0 km/h
9 48 Robert Taylor 2:47:56.279 17:15.637 7 21:46.418 7 0 km/h
10 75 Jack Winn 2:48:45.932 18:05.290 7 23:06.333 7 0 km/h
11 57 Jamie Williams 2:30:21.827 1 lap 6 24:09.405 5 0 km/h
12 93 Kyle Walton 2:30:23.299 1 lap 6 23:28.775 2 0 km/h
13 111 Lee Hattersley 2:34:40.088 1 lap 6 24:40.753 6 0 km/h
14 55 Chloe Richardson 2:46:08.571 1 lap 6 25:21.159 3 0 km/h
15 58 Jamie Black 2:53:26.145 1 lap 6 26:17.727 6 0 km/h
16 63 Cameron McCann 2:56:33.259 1 lap 6 26:47.344 3 0 km/h
17 95 Tom Frayne 3:06:43.434 2 laps 5 35:12.798 2 0 km/h
18 68 Ross Mailer 2:35:33.418 3 laps 4 34:39.553 4 0 km/h
19 64 Ben Martindale 2:41:16.315 3 laps 4 35:55.362 4 0 km/h
20 49 Lee Durrant 2:44:35.289 3 laps 4 38:21.180 4 0 km/h

Youth
Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 106 Richard Moorhouse 2:36:27.339 7 20:47.979 4 0 km/h
2 107 Jacob Wilson 3:05:03.531 1 lap 6 26:47.534 3 0 km/h
3 84 Doug Lote 2:37:53.069 3 laps 4 34:07.559 4 0 km/h
4 109 Will Cawte 2:44:27.553 3 laps 4 37:58.738 4 0 km/h
5 110 Brandon Burns 2:30:04.997 4 laps 3 47:28.741 2 0 km/h

Sportsman Vets
Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 136 Alex Owen 2:52:09.268 7 22:59.861 7 0 km/h
2 131 Mark Lodge 2:50:51.036 1 lap 6 26:58.023 3 0 km/h
3 96 Ricky Tropman 2:51:30.075 1 lap 6 27:08.876 5 0 km/h
4 150 Dave Cooper 2:51:35.094 1 lap 6 25:34.043 2 0 km/h
5 143 Murray Shotter 2:40:35.627 2 laps 5 31:24.246 3 0 km/h
6 141 Saxon Nel 2:30:13.257 3 laps 4 34:46.404 2 0 km/h
7 147 Peter Urqhart 2:31:46.322 3 laps 4 35:04.370 4 0 km/h
8 138 Philip Roper 2:33:31.539 3 laps 4 33:12.639 4 0 km/h
9 116 Nigel Lynn 2:37:01.880 3 laps 4 37:26.617 4 0 km/h
10 117 Lewie Davis 2:38:23.374 3 laps 4 36:42.975 3 0 km/h
11 113 Christian Pearson 2:46:15.777 3 laps 4 40:10.488 4 0 km/h
12 128 Paul McKie 2:30:11.530 4 laps 3 43:36.824 2 0 km/h
13 133 Stevie Hanna 2:58:52.106 4 laps 3 52:40.856 2 0 km/h
DNF 129 Paul Jefferson 1:46:04.002 3 30:19.821 3 0 km/h
DNF 77 Stephan Parry 1:21:33.192 2 48:25.806 2 0 km/h
DNF 149 Simon Nutter 31:33.868 1 0.000 – 0 km/h

Sportsman
Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 112 Brodie Heyes 2:38:01.288 6 24:20.114 4 0 km/h
2 65 Kaylin Mchale 2:46:17.366 8:16.078 6 24:46.160 3 0 km/h
3 92 Ricky Ford 2:52:06.584 14:05.296 6 25:57.363 5 0 km/h
4 78 Josh Gilroy 2:52:45.075 14:43.787 6 27:39.632 2 0 km/h
5 104 James Rogers 2:58:04.804 20:03.516 6 27:07.812 4 0 km/h
6 90 Michael Taylor 2:58:06.134 20:04.846 6 27:44.207 5 0 km/h
7 62 Scott Booth 2:31:16.056 1 lap 5 28:37.571 2 0 km/h
8 91 Will Wolforth 2:37:15.900 1 lap 5 26:59.411 3 0 km/h
9 82 Nick Whitehead 2:50:47.265 1 lap 5 28:52.805 2 0 km/h
10 135 Jobe Urqhart 2:31:44.020 2 laps 4 34:54.248 2 0 km/h
11 121 David Blackburn 2:34:42.316 2 laps 4 35:31.524 4 0 km/h
12 99 Mindaugas Juska 2:35:13.664 2 laps 4 36:26.283 3 0 km/h
13 142 Michael Smith 2:37:18.751 2 laps 4 35:41.504 3 0 km/h
14 81 Gage Whyte 2:46:38.835 2 laps 4 38:36.517 3 0 km/h
15 118 Liam Crisp 2:47:28.366 2 laps 4 37:13.791 4 0 km/h
16 102 Ben Hall 2:50:46.201 2 laps 4 40:18.414 2 0 km/h
17 114 Joshua Flora 2:54:40.829 2 laps 4 40:21.673 2 0 km/h
18 123 Daniel Wheat 2:57:33.070 2 laps 4 40:21.858 2 0 km/h
19 132 Jack Adams 2:59:38.006 2 laps 4 40:05.860 4 0 km/h
20 119 Jamie Berry 3:08:49.637 2 laps 4 40:15.551 4 0 km/h
21 120 Alex Hatherall 2:30:40.643 3 laps 3 45:24.153 2 0 km/h
22 105 James Hart 2:57:25.648 3 laps 3 49:09.041 3 0 km/h
23 125 Matthew Redpath 3:03:12.298 3 laps 3 47:46.359 3 0 km/h
24 140 Oliver Hobson 3:09:07.010 3 laps 3 41:51.203 3 0 km/h
25 101 Chris Burke 2:30:56.423 4 laps 2 1:34:06.171 2 0 km/h
26 115 Will Nearn 2:32:14.567 4 laps 2 1:14:22.743 2 0 km/h
27 100 Karolis Tvaronas 2:41:42.178 4 laps 2 1:14:29.194 2 0 km/h
28 122 Matthew Blackburn 2:48:48.961 4 laps 2 1:57:05.551 2 0 km/h
29 124 Luke Ames 2:36:08.284 5 laps 1 0.000 – 0 km/h
DNF 146 Lewis Moore 2:23:46.602 4 32:36.172 4 0 km/h
DNF 83 Andrew Smith 36:39.235 1 0.000 – 0 km/h