BRAD FREEMAN WINS THE BRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Sunday 19 November saw Diss MCC run the seventh and final round of the ACU BEC for 2017 with a full house of 200 riders ready to face the final BEC challenge for 2017. Championship class riders started their day at 8:45am with back to back tests on the fast flowing sandy terrain of Thetford Forest. With a sharp overnight frost riders were greeted to a chilly start to the event. But there was drama on the start line…
2nd Overall was good enough for Brad Freeman to win the ACU British Enduro Championship in addition to the recently clinched Junior World Championship. Danny McCanney won the event with an excellent ride. His picked a 20 second penalty at the start of the day when his bike would not start in the very cold frosty weather. He soon put this behind him and went on to set the best time on all seven special tests. When the times got tight on the last lap Freeman, McCanny, and Joshua Gotts who had 2 minutes to spare after completing the last lap in 35 minutes. Alex Snow has really shined this year in the BEC and finished the year with 3rd overall on the Muntjac.
Elliot Banks-Browne in his first enduro really shone laying 4th overall for most of the day. He was on time to clean the last lap with time to spare when his bike ran out of fuel within a couple of miles of the finish.Western Beach race winner Todd Kellett showed he also had the speed through the trees of Thetford Forest with 4th overall in his first time card enduro. He was one of 9 championship riders clean on time. U23 star Joshua Gotts dropped it on the final test dropping 10 seconds which dropped him from 3rd to 5th. Never the less a great ride.
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