Rnd 5 SW Enduro Championship – Ashcombe
Josh has Gotts the win in the bag!
Sunday 31st July saw Core Off Road head to one of their favoured venues, Ashcombe Forest on the side on the A30, for a round of the South West Enduro Championship that they hosted.
At 11AM the flag dropped and the highly competitive Championship class roared up the fire break and dived into the forest for their first lap. Max Hembroke lead them away aboard his Beta!
It was TM mounted Josh Gotts who has been travelling all around the globe this year competing in the Enduro GP World Championship who stormed to a commanding victory, completing 16 laps. Second to Gotts was Keelan Hancock who managed a very respectable 15 laps. Bradley King brought home the final place on the rostrum aboard his Kawasaki Mx bike, and there looked to be a battle for 2nd developing until King had a big off before his 2nd fuel stop, after which he settled for 3rd.
In the Expert class it was Rob Jago who took top spot on his little KTM 125 with a 20 second advantage over Paul Taylor and Rob Rule who were separated by just 4 seconds! The top three of the experts all did 13 laps.
In the expert over 35 category Jack Twentyman rode a fantastic three hours to take victory by over 5 minutes in his class. A time that would have taken the win in the Expert class! Steve Jose brought his Beta home in 2nd place on 13 laps and Scott Medland took third.
In the clubman class, the overall win went to Josh Linehan (e2), from 2nd placed Moss Macriner (e3), and third placed Joe Leeming (e2).
Clubman e1 victory went to Zennor Medlyn on 12 laps, from David Brignall and Mark Piddington.
E2 class of the clubman went to overall clubman winner Josh Linehan, from Joe Leeming and Terry Pooley.
The E3 class went to Moss Macriner, from Lee Blackmore and Rory Sherlock.
Clubman Over 40 class went to Jim Hawkins on his Beta 2 stroke, rounding out 13 laps of the circuit, from 2nd placed Chris Williams and 3rd placed Simon Thomas (both on 12 laps).
Last but certainly not least is the biggest class entry of the event: the Sportsman Category. Top of the pile was Tim Woodhouse on 11 laps, 2nd was Andrew Sterling and 3rd went to Craig Cheevers.
Well done to all who competed! The CORE team hope you enjoyed the event, and hope to see you at the next one!
Words by Dan Mundell
Photo Credit: @Bob Ward
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