Cumbria Awaits Michelin ACU British Enduro Championship – Preview
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Current leader, Daniel McCanney will be out to try and keep his clean sweep of wins going aboard the Factory TM but he will have some stiff competition trying to stop him!
With a 2-2 scorecard so far, Alex Snow on the Gas Gas will be one of the favourites for top honours and will definitely be hungry to go one place further up the leader board. Jack Edmondson will be looking to keep building from round 2 where he finished 3rd. Jack still has a little bit of catching up to do after a disappointing first round in Dorset. Behind these guys in the starting order you have Tom Sagar, Daryl Bolter and Tom Ellwood who has been riding very well abroad recently. Dan Mundell will be another rider to keep your eye out for. After a podium finish at round 1, he will be looking for more of the same after a hand injury meant he was on the sidelines for round 2.
In the Expert class there are the three bumble bee 125’s of Harry Edmondson, Henry Yardley and Max Ditchfield to look out for, alongside Sherco rider Aaron Gordon, Richard Ely and Ricky Wiggins. Unfortunately, current E3 Expert leader Richard Tucker is out with a dislocated collar bone.
The Clubman Class is another class with some fast 125 riders! Namely, Alfie Webb from Bristol, James Palmer and Matthew Harries. You also need to keep an eye on 250F rider Josh Kirby. On the bigger bikes, Connor Scott (E2) and Darren Kiff (E3) could be in the mix for top honours!
In the Over 40’s you always have to have Andrew Edwards down as one of the favourites but there will be the likes of Vincent Harker, Andrew Reeves and Gas Gas UK importer John Shirt all looking to knock him off of top spot!
The Over 50’s is currently lead by Manxman Russel Millward on board his Yamaha but Scotsman Richard Hay will want to take that points lead away from him. The man from Devon, Gary McCoy, is no longer on home turf but he will certainly be a contender as always!