Beta’s Steve Holcombe was crowned this year’s ACU British Enduro Champion by winning day two at the Natterjack BEC.
Adding up to a magnificent 2016 campaign, Holcombe secured this year's BEC title with one round to spare.
“I’m really happy I got this title. It’s been a long time coming but finally we made it," told Steve. "Things didn’t exactly go according to plan at the Natterjack as a crash didn’t let me finish day one. But I got back on Sunday and did what I needed to do to secure the title.”
Claiming the Enduro 3 World Championship, the ACU GBXC British Sprint Championship and now the BEC, 2016 will definitely be a year to remember for Steve.
At the head of the field on the first day of racing at the Natterjack was Danny McCanney. The Manxman had the first out of two tests dialled in and after Holcombe’s DNF he went on to top the standings over runner-up Brad Freeman. Jack Edmondson came home in third.
Entering the second day with an advantage of 24 points over McCanney, Holcombe needed to finish at least second to secure the first outright BEC title of his career. Putting in a strong ride he won the day, with Freeman getting another runner-up result and McCanney finishing third.
The final round of the 2016 British Enduro Championship will take place on November 20 at Thetford Forest.
Results – ACU Natterjack BEC
Day 1 – Overall Classification (Top 6)
1. Danny McCanney (Husqvarna) 49:55.519; 2. Brad Freeman (KTM) 50:14.293; 3. Jack Edmondson (KTM) 51:34.271; 4. Tom Sagar (Sherco) 52:32.743; 5. Jamie Lewis (Yamaha) 00:52:51.337; 6. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 53:18.715
Day 2 – Overall Classification (Top 6)
1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 38:15.824; 2. Brad Freeman (KTM) 38:19.267; 3. Danny McCanney (Husqvarna) 38:24.893; 4. Jack Edmondson (KTM) 40:08.091; 5. Jamie Lewis (Yamaha) 40:37.290; 6. Daryl Bolter (KTM) 00:40:46.702
Photos: Black Sheep Media/Garry Barnes