Although now a part-time rider, KTM’s Edward Jones showed he has lost none of his speed with a triumphant victory in the esteemed Welsh Two Day enduro, held in Mid Wales.
Traditionally run on a Thursday and Friday this year’s Welsh two Day was an extremely wet affair. Despite bright and dry weather before the event heavy rain during the two days of competition resulted in some seriously tough going for the hundreds of competitors entered.
Although now retired from full-time competition, former British and World championship competitor Ed Jones showed that despite no longer being a regular on the British enduro scene he’s still one of the country’s very fastest wet weather racers. Mastering the wet conditions Ed wasn’t the fastest rider at the start of the first day but in topping the timing sheets on the third and fourth special tests took an early and important lead in the Championship class.
On day two riders faced just two special tests. Again proving consistent, despite placing second to Manxman Danny McCanney, Ed’s advantage from the first day was enough to give him the overall win.
Placing third overall on day one, Gas Gas’ Danny McCanney upped his pace on day two to top standings and end his participation in the event as runner up to Jones.
Fourth on day one, Honda mounted Lee Edmondson benefited from the retirement of Tom Sagar (Honda) to claim the third step of the rostrum.
KTM’s Gethin Price and Ashley Wood rounded out the top five.
Welsh Two-Day Enduro
1. Edward Jones (KTM) 24:35.1; 2. Danny McCanney (Gas Gas) 24:49.0; 3. Lee Edmondson (Honda) 25:05.0; 4. Gethin Price (KTM) 25:15.0; 5. Ashley Wood (KTM) 25:40.5…