David Knight takes his second CF Racing Tough 100 Extreme Enduro win on the bounce in stunning Welsh venue – tough times in the heat for the strong hobby rider entry.

 

The 2019 WOR Events Tough 100 proved popular as ever, this year in some glorious weather showing off the Welsh landscape and a 10-mile lap of mixed terrain. David Knight got his new self-run team off to a strong start as the only rider out of 130 to complete seven laps in the Saturday evening prologue race – which determined grid places for the 10:30am start on Sunday.

The Tough 100 format of 10 laps of a 10 mile track adding up to 100 miles and with a five hour time limit. 

David Knight ticked off the 100 miles main race in 3h:32m to take his second Tough 100 victory in a row. Making it a good day for team Knight and the Isle of Man, Juan Knight came home in second on his Gas Gas 300, 19 mins down on David.  

 

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Sherco mounted Gethin Humphreys was looking fast early on but disaster struck whilst holding second in the Pro’s when a bike problem put him out the race. 

It was the same outcome for Jonathan Richardson in the main race and also Dan Mundell, who retired overnight after blowing up his 125 Sherco in the prologue.

That left the hard-charging Owain Humphreys to hunt down the Knight brothers for the podium. Owain on the CF Racing Husqvarna FX350 deserves a pat on the back after his broke up moose on lap one, costing him 17 minutes. Humphreys clawed his way back to take second in the Pro Class and third overall. Third place Pro was KTM mounted Charlie Frost.

 

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Grant Thomson was another Manxman on fire in the heat taking the Expert win and fourth overall. Matthew Jones was only 21s down on Thomson clocking up the 10 laps for a gold medal placing. 

Just over a minute and a half behind Jones was Enduro stalwart, Tim Forman. Forman brought home the overall runner-up spot after Saturday and Sunday events results were tallied, with Jones in third spot.

Behind Juan Knight in the Expert Vets category Grant Churchwood ran second, half an hour adrift of Juan. Irish veteran Harold Crawford was third with a total ride time of 4h:25m.

Clubman honours went to another Manxman and another Knight, Tom Knight. Juan’s son is only 16 years old and has the Knighter genes for sure. Tommy finished 10th overall, 16 minutes clear of Josh Kirby and Dawson Marriott a solid third. 

 

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The Clubman Vets class was topped by Gary Morley on his Beta. The 56 years young Huddersfield based builder going superb as the only rider in class to take a 10 lap gold ride to his credit. Andy Longden finished second on nine laps with Carl Harmston securing third. 

Gary McCoy topped the Over 50 class with a full lap and 24m winning margin over Simon Nutter completing nine laps. Dutch visitor, Wopke Hoekstra took third with eight laps ticked off. 

Top Sportsman after the two days was William Wolforth with Josh Gilroy and Jake Sheppard in second and third place respectively. 

 

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Paul Lightfoot took the Overall two-day win of the Tough 100 in the Sportsman Vets from Mick Reece and Anthony Foulkes third. 

Novice class riders did superbly well to take part and finish with Steve Horgan ahead of the rapidly improving Ben Heycock in second and Riley Canterbury third.

 

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More information and full results: worevents.com

Report: Keith Williams/WOR Events