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Strong Opening BEC Weekend for the MRS Sherco Team
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Strong Opening BEC Weekend for the MRS Sherco Team

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Sherco Importers, Malcolm Rathmell Sport, were delighted with the results from the first round of the British Enduro Championship which was held at Bovington in Dorset.

Images courtesy of Nicholas Guppy

This first round, which was run by the Dorset Enduro MC, was an excellent event and it bought very good results for the Sherco crew with nineteen year old Dan Mundell switching to a 2.5 4T Factory for the BEC finishing a brilliant third overall in the main Championship class as well as winning his class in the E1/4. In the World Championship Dan will be switching to a 125 2T aiming to win the Youth World Championship for the Sherco Factory.

Dan Mundell – “I’m over the mood about my 3rd place result. It’s a personal best for me and something I look to improve on and continue to achieve throughout the year. My 250F Sherco was amazing and I feel it’s been a brilliant move for me. I can’t wait to get back amongst it at the next round.”

Jack Edmondson, riding his 3.0 4T Factory finished a very creditable fifth overall in the Championship class taking the E2 class win overall.

Jack Edmondson – “It was a tough day for me at the opening BEC, I had a stick wedged between the rear brake pedal and the clutch cover forcing my rear wheel to lock up in test one so I had to stop and get that sorted. I did manage to get going again but it was tough to find my rhythm and I’m keeping motivated for the rest of the season.”

James Dent was 8th overall and 4th in E2

James Dent – “I finished 8th overall and it was a really good opening round for me and room for a few improvements heading into the next race. It was good to be back doing the classic enduro as I’ve been concentrating on the Extremes over the winter. The Sherco team are working really well and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve this coming season.”

Jed Etchells had a big crash which had a huge impact on his results with him finishing 12th overall but he was 4th in the E3 class.

Jed Etchells – “There are lots of positives to take from the first BEC. Unfortunately, I had a lot of bad luck but my times showed my speed was good and I have improved massively over the winter. On my second lap I had a big crash down a fast straight which lost me over 3 minutes. From then on I started to get some fast test times finishing 4th in many of them but I’d already lost too much time at that point to gain a good result. Overall I finished 4th in the E3 pro class. Massive thanks to all at MRS and my Dad in the pits, plus my sponsors for supporting me this year.”

Aaron Gordon had a brilliant ride winning the overall Expert Class, as well as the E2 Expert category. Aaron has made a very good transition from the 125 2T he was competing on all last year.

Aaron Gordon – “It was a great weekend at the first round of the BEC, coming away with the win in the expert class. Despite a minor goggle issue which impacted my result on test 4. However, the Sherco performed perfectly all day. I appreciated the ongoing support this year from my sponsors. With them I am able to achieve my best results. I’d also like to thank Andy and Lloyd for helping out on test 2 all day.”

Ricky Wiggins came in a good fourth in the E2 Expert Class.

Ricky Wiggins – “It wasn’t the weekend I was looking for at the BEC and I had a nightmare of a day, I struggled all day to feel comfortable and ended P10 overall and 4th in E2. Thank you for all the local support, Dorset Enduro put on a mega event – onto round 2! Thanks to all the team for all their help over the weekend”

Richard Tucker won the E3 class Expert Class, finishing fourth overall in Experts.

Richard Tucker – “It was a really good day at the first BEC at Bovington and I’m happy to have finished up 4th overall expert and first in E3. Thank you to everyone that helped.”

Harry Hillier-Rees taking his first win in the E1/4 category in the Expert class and 7th overall.

Harry Hillier-Rees – “It was a brilliant event at the weekend run at Bovington by the Dorset MCC. This was my first race completed since I suffered an injury and it’s great to be back. I’m really happy with my result, 1st in the Expert E1/4 and 7th overall expert but it’s time to push on harder now as I have more to give. 3 weeks of work ready for the next British!”

So all round a very good start to the season for all the MRS Sherco riders and we wish them luck for the rest of the season.

Next round is the Xmoor Enduro at Tiverton in Devon on the 17th March.