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Winter Winning WIGGINS. Dorset Enduro/RORE Winter Warmer series Round 4 – Race Report and Results
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Winter Winning WIGGINS. Dorset Enduro/RORE Winter Warmer series Round 4 – Race Report and Results

by adminDecember 16, 2018

The Bovington venue in Dorset probably boasts the best enduro parking anywhere in the country, dry level concrete for as far as you can see. However whilst the car park might be dry, once the racing started the surrounding countryside quickly reminded the riders that this is a winter series and it’s been a wet winter.

Report by Trevor Rowe – Images & Footage courtesy of Nicholas Guppy

Enduro is a tough sport and requires a strong will to participate, perseverance to finish and a bit of luck. Unfortunately a bit of bad luck caused Paul Armstrong to injure his leg near the end of the race and he will be out for a while, everyone wishes Paul a speedy recovery.

2018 will be remembered for the year that Ricky WIGGINS stamped his authority on the enduro scene in Dorset. From the moment the start flag dropped until the finish he led this race from the front, local legend Bradley KING was never far behind eager to pounce on any mistake Ricky might make, but none came his way. Expect to see Ricky WIGGINS adding to this series win in the future and watch out for Bradley KING as his run of bad luck looks to have changed with a strong race today. Josh PLAYER also continues to ride to a consistently high standard and was unlucky to not match Ricky and Bradley on 12 laps by a few seconds at the finish flag.

In the Experts Lewis GIGG shone (again) and finished fourth overall not far behind PLAYER, he rode a controlled race and established a comfortable margin over the duelling  Paul TAYLOR and Barney THURGOOD who rode the entire race together with Paul just taking second place.

The expert Veterans don’t know that they’re getting on a bit and still race as hard as any other class, the first three Veterans finished in the top ten overall results which is a testament to their race endurance.  They were lead home by Dan GROOM followed by Jon TARR with Jack TWENTYMAN in third which is how they stand in the championship.  But with only one round left in the series and the three of them separated by a couple of points everything is still up for grabs.

Clubman A saw Aaron TURNER dominate for the class win on 11 laps, behind him Jason CONNOR and Morgan DEAKIN were playing follow the leader with them trading places every couple of laps until Jason just managed to pip Morgan on their last lap to claim a deserved second place. Ian Fortune had an off day by his standards and will need to regain his form at the final round or Matthew JOYCE might just steal the series class win from him.


The Clubman Veterans saw the ever young Simon THOMAS cruise to another class win on ten laps. Behind him however there is a cluster of guys all in strong positions for the championship. George LEYLAND brought it home in second spot with Graham EKE not far behind. Third place was a three way tussle with Rob SMITH edging it from Rich SMITH and Julian EARLE just behind him. The winter series Clubman Veteran runner up spot is far from decided.


Clubman B class saw Joshua TERRY take the win with an impressive ten laps, Daryl BILES maintained his strong series position by claiming the runner up spot with Lee HOWARTH just pipping Ben CHAMLEY by a few seconds to secure third spot.

The Sportsmen class saw MIKE Rodgers and Robert MELITA visiting the series for the first time and finding themselves with an easy Sportsmen class win and runner up. Simon ELLETT maintained his form to claim third and with it the Sportsman class series win, congratulations Simon.


A great days racing at Bovington with a lot of positions to be decided at the Final round at Rogershill Raceway on January 13th.

The next event back at Bovington will be February 24th 2019 for round one of the British time card championships; the first time this prestigious event has visited Dorset and a chance to see the country’s best riders in action.

Results

TAG NAME CLASS LAPS

1 RICKY WIGGINS 01 Champio 12
2 BRAD KING 01 Champio 12
3 JOSH PLAYER 01 Champio 11
4 ROGER HOLLAND 01 Champio 11

1 LEWIS GIGG 02 Expert 11
2 PAUL TAYLOR 02 Expert 11
3 BARNEY THURGOOD 02 Expert 11
4 MARTIN JESSOP 02 Expert 11
5 LEONARD TIDD 02 Expert 11
6 TOM BARTLETT 02 Expert 11
7 LEE BLACKMORE 02 Expert 11
8 HARRY LAWRENCE 02 Expert 9

1 DAN GROOM 03 O40 Exp 11
2 JON TARR 03 O40 Exp 11
3 JACK TWENTYMAN 03 O40 Exp 11
4 MARK KIRBY 03 O40 Exp 11
5 DAVE COLES 03 O40 Exp 11
6 GEOFF BRIGDEN 03 O40 Exp 11
7 JUSTIN RIXON 03 O40 Exp 10
8 MARK ELLIOT 03 O40 Exp 10
9 MARK DAVIS 03 O40 Exp 9

1 AARON TURNER 04 Club A 11
2 JASON CONNER 04 Club A 10
3 MORGAN DEAKIN 04 Club A 10
4 GEORGE OLOF 04 Club A 10
5 DANIEL GROVE 04 Club A 10
6 MATTHEW JOYCE 04 Club A 10
7 MICHAEL BURGESS 04 Club A 10
8 PAUL FELTHAM 04 Club A 10
9 MARK WOODFINE 04 Club A 10
10 SAMUEL AGAR 04 Club A 10
11 IAN FORTUNE 04 Club A 10
12 CRAIG OSMENT 04 Club A 10
13 DANIEL GUY 04 Club A 10
14 ALAN PAYNE 04 Club A 10
15 JAMES RICHARDS 04 Club A 10
16 BRAD PERRETT 04 Club A 9
17 JAMES MOLLER 04 Club A 9
18 EUAN COULTER 04 Club A 8

1 JOSHUA TERRY 05 Club B 10
2 DARYL BILES 05 Club B 10
3 LEE HOWARTH 05 Club B 9
4 BEN CHAMLEY 05 Club B 9
5 NICK GIFFORD 05 Club B 9
6 LEON PORTER 05 Club B 9
7 TRAVIS JOHNSON 05 Club B 9
8 JOHN FOLEY 05 Club B 9
9 SHAUN BRAKE 05 Club B 9
10 ALEX MCGRATH 05 Club B 9
11 RHYS TROTTER 05 Club B 9
12 MARCUS RICKARD 05 Club B 8
13 TOM LEWORTHY 05 Club B 8
14 RYAN HUNT 05 Club B 8
15 MATTHEW NOAD 05 Club B 7
16 SOLOMON TREVILLION 05 Club B 6
17 SIMON AMOTT 05 Club B 6
18 DARREN GIGGS 05 Club B 5

1 SIMON THOMAS 06 O40 Clu 10
2 GEORGE LEYLAND 06 O40 Clu 10
3 GRAHAM EKE 06 O40 Clu 10
4 ROB SMITH 06 O40 Clu 10
5 RICH SMITH 06 O40 Clu 10
6 JULIAN EARLE 06 O40 Clu 10
7 SHAUN BROOKER 06 O40 Clu 9
8 ANDREW SMITH 06 O40 Clu 9
9 SHANE BABEY 06 O40 Clu 9
10 WAYNE TIPTON 06 O40 Clu 9
11 CHRISTOPHER ROSE 06 O40 Clu 9
12 MARK YERBURY 06 O40 Clu 9
13 RICHARD HOLLAND 06 O40 Clu 9
14 DAVID MACHINEK 06 O40 Clu 9
15 NICHOLAS POTTOW 06 O40 Clu 9
16 STEPHEN SCOTT 06 O40 Clu 9
17 ADRIAN WILKINS 06 O40 Clu 9
18 STEVE CORMACK 06 O40 Clu 9
19 LEONARD PAGET 06 O40 Clu 9
20 RICHARD CROSS 06 O40 Clu 9
21 JONATHAN CASEY 06 O40 Clu 9
22 COLIN WILKINS 06 O40 Clu 8
23 TIM THURGOOD 06 O40 Clu 8
24 DANIEL BOWDEN 06 O40 Clu 8
25 SIMON GATES 06 O40 Clu 8
26 PETER MOLLER 06 O40 Clu 8
27 DAVID WRIGHT 06 O40 Clu 8
28 TIMOTHY TUBB 06 O40 Clu 7
29 COLIN PADDY 06 O40 Clu 7
30 LEE BURROUGH 06 O40 Clu 7
31 RUSSELL JACOBS 06 O40 Clu 7

1 MIKE RODGERS 07 Sportsm 9
2 ROBERT MELITA 07 Sportsm 9
3 SIMON ELLETT 07 Sportsm 9
4 JACOB HAIGH 07 Sportsm 9
5 DOMINIC CHENNERY 07 Sportsm 9
6 RICHARD WEBBER 07 Sportsm 9
7 TERRY MARSH 07 Sportsm 9
8 PAUL CLARKE 07 Sportsm 9
9 JOHN HILL 07 Sportsm 9
10 BEN BROOMFIELD 07 Sportsm 8
11 LEWIS GATT 07 Sportsm 8
12 MICHAEL BLEWETT 07 Sportsm 8
13 CHRIS WHELAN 07 Sportsm 8
14 DANIEL MUNDY 07 Sportsm 8
15 RORY TUCKER 07 Sportsm 8
16 IAN CHALLONER 07 Sportsm 7
17 PETER NASH 07 Sportsm 7
18 CLIVE TOMKINS 07 Sportsm 7
19 JASON ASHMAN 07 Sportsm 7
20 RYAN MUNT 07 Sportsm 7
21 GARY MITCHISON 07 Sportsm 7
22 NIALL MCCROW 07 Sportsm 7
23 GARRY METTAM 07 Sportsm 6
24 AARON COOMBES 07 Sportsm 6
25 KIERAN WOOD 07 Sportsm 6
26 MARCUS GREEN 07 Sportsm 6
27 OLLY STEVENS 07 Sportsm 6
28 JOHN BROOMFIELD 07 Sportsm 5
29 MARCUS HOMES 07 Sportsm 5
30 PHILLIP WYNN 07 Sportsm 5
31 TIM ODOWD 07 Sportsm 4