2019 British Enduro Championship returns for round two with Enduro World Champion, Steve Holcombe, joining the party at Brass Monkey Enduro this weekend.
After a successful opening round, the British Enduro Championship travels to the South West of England for the Brass Monkeys Enduro in Devon.
Danny McCanney lines his TM 300 up as round one winner, reigning British Champion and certainly a rider in form after his recent double podium at the Italian Championships.
McCanney took round one of the 2019 British series with relative ease but will have stiffer competition this weekend with Steve Holcombe heading to his homelands for a rare ride in the British Championship ahead of the opening EnduroGP of 2018.
The South West of the UK holds a pocket of Enduro talent including local riders Alex Snow and Dan Mundell who will look for strong results at the Brass Monkey, literally on home soil.
Snow, who grew up in Tiverton, just a short distance from the event location, will hope to at least match his second place result from round one. Dan Mundell will also be looking for another podium result aboard his Sherco 250.
Other notable riders are Tom Sagar and Jack Edmondson who will be looking to minimise mistakes and improve from his fifth place result at round one.
In the Expert Class, Aaron Gordon will be looking to back up his round one win and keep the Sherco 300 on top. Henry Yardley will be aiming for top honours after his second place at the first round, but Harry Edmondson is one to watch and will want to beat Yardley to the 125 honours.
James Palmer is the clear favourite in the Clubman Class after a dominant win in Dorset. Josh Kirby and Ross Kerr will be keen to challenge him.
In the Over 40’s, Andrew Edwards, Vincent Harker and Andrew Reeves will fight for the podium but keep an eye on local rider Jon Tarr also.
Over-50s round one winner, Richard Hay has a long journey from Scotland to try and back-up his win with Russell Millward from the Isle of Man running him in second place in the points as well as distance travelled to race. Gary McCoy will want to beat the ‘foreigners’ though and hold down the fort for the local Devonshire crew.
Event location: Bampton Down Lane, Huntsham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7NJ
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