The British Enduro Championship heads to the Isle of Man this weekend for round six, the Manxduro with local boy Danny McCanney leading the series.
2018 British Time Card Enduro Championship points leader Danny McCanney heads into this weekend’s two day event on his home Isle of Man as clear favourite. The Gas Gas Factory pilot has taken every day win so far this year with some run of form in his domestic series.
Tom Sagar has hit back this year on the Fast Eddy-backed Beta and has found form with strong runners-up places in the last three rounds.
The British series has a wealth of GP level riders competing, some of whom are on form in recent weeks having bagged podiums at GP level. Jack Edmondson is one and will be another hoping to close in on McCanney, along with the riders Joe Wootton, recent Welsh 2-Day winner Alex Snow and Tom Ellwood.
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Others hoping to shine will be youngsters Dan Mundell another rider fresh off GP success in Italy. Jed Etchells, Alex Walton and Fraser Flockhart will hope for good points on local soil.
The Manxduro this weekend under the care of Southern Motorcycle Club who’ve set out a 30-mile lap including two special tests per lap.
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The Carnagrie special test will be the hub for the event once the competitors have left the starting area at the TT grandstand, Douglas. The Carnagrie Cross Country, test over to the West of the island and close to Dalby mountain, is on land owned by the club and will be used both days and ridden each lap. The fuelling point and time check are also located at Carnagrie. The second test at Magnetic Hill will be a mix of cross country and technical riding.
In the competitive Experts class in-form Richard Ely and Aaron Gordon will take some catching, but Max Ditchield and Richard Tucker will be hot on their heels.
In the Clubman class the close battle will resume between Lewis Ranger, Harry Houghton and Luke Thomas all capable of taking the class win.
Rosie Rowett will pick up where she left off at in the Ladies class but Nieve Holmes will hope her recent European Enduro experience will pay off this weekend.
The event starts at the TT Grandstand, Douglas, Isle of Man.
First riders will start at 9.30am Saturday & 9.00am Sunday.
More information: southernmcc.co.uk
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