David Knight unstoppable at British Enduro Championship

David Knight took another BEC double win at round two of the 2012 ACU Doodson British
Enduro Championship at the Helmsley Enduro in North Yorkshire over the weekend. Unbeaten
over four days of competition, heʼs the clear leader of the championship ahead of Tom Sagar
and Daniel McCanney.

For the second round in the championship the riders were again faced with difficult wintry
conditions, but true to his promise, the course set by John Kerwin stayed rideable throughout,
providing a close, exciting competition. Knight (KTM) was at his best, typically over ten-seconds
faster than his nearest challenger in the test and able to gap his competition by as much as two-
minutes on the checks. Behind him, in close company, Tom Sagar (Honda) and Danny
McCanney (Gas Gas) shared the runner-up positions 3-2, and 2-3 respectively.

The conditions made for difficult riding, particularly on the Saturday, and while this meant lost
time for many, and a fair few DNFs, most riders conceded this was enduro as it is meant to be,
a hard test of ability and endurance. Importantly it was a fair test both in the championship class
and support classes, where early season winners Steve
Holcombe (Experts) and Aled Price (Clubman) were
topping the time sheets.

David Knight: “That was a good event, I really
enjoyed it. The course held up well and the test was
nice and grippy, it was probably faster at the end than
at the beginning, despite the conditions.

“It was a hard day on Saturday, and there was no rest,
in fact it reminded me a lot of the courses we got in
America riding GNCC, so I really enjoyed it. It was tight
on time but Iʼd have liked it if theyʼd made it tighter still!

“I was concerned it would be tough to take time out of
Tom and the rest on the test, but it came and we had a
lot of fun racing each other on the checks. A fun event,
It was nice to come here to Yorkshire, as well.”

Auto-Cycle Union, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, CV21 2YX, Telephone: 01788 566400 www.acu.org.uk

John Kerwin, Clerk of the Course: “The weather was against us this weekend, just before the
start it started to snow which then turned to heavy rain, which made the course considerably
harder, so I adjusted the number of laps to compensate. Due to the unexpected weather we had
more riders with time penalties than was expected but there were still riders in every class who
cleaned Saturdayʼs times. On Sunday, in kinder conditions and with slacker times, the riders
saw the true potential of the Helmsley going, with its long climbs, off-cambers and woodland
trails. The test held up well and the test times reflect this.

“Big thanks to Mick Seward at MPS Racing and Dave Plummer at Husqvarna for the inflatable
arch and the miles of Husqvarna track tape for the special test, to Rob Sheldon of Rock Oil, to
TM, and all the marshals who helped make this event possible.”

Provisional championship class results attached; for full results refer to www.enduronews.com

2011 ACU British Enduro Champions
Outright Champion: Greg Evans KTM 350EXC-F
E1 (two-stroke) Champion: Ashley Wood KTM 125EXC
E1 (four-stroke) Champion: Paul Edmondson KTM 250XC-F
E2 Champion: Tom Sagar KTM 450EXC
E3 Champion: Danny McCanney Gas Gas EC300
Expert Champion: Lewis Belfield KTM 250EXC
Clubman Champion: Rob Johnson Husqvarna TE250
Veterans Champion: Wyn Hughes Husqvarna TE449

About the ACU Doodson British Enduro Championship
The ACU British Enduro Championship (BEC) is the premiere off-road motorcycle championship in the UK.
With an officially-sanctioned 36-year history the championship encompasses the UK’s most long-standing,
toughest enduros. Past champions include world champions David Knight and Paul Edmondson and
worldwide enduro legend Geraint Jones. BEC enduros see riders compete for up to eight hours per day
following a cross country trail according to a strict and often demanding time schedule, along the way
completing special tests timed to the second. The winner is the rider who typically stays penalty free on the
trail and sets the best times in the tests (the riders‘ scores being a accumulation of trail and test times – the
least time wins). The BEC is governed by the ACU – the internationally sanctioned national governing body
for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (except Northern Ireland).

2012 ACU Doodson British Enduro Championship
Round 1: February 18-19 Saints Well, Mid Wales
Round 2: April 14-15 Helmsley, North Yorks
Round 3: July 14-15 Hafren, Mid Wales
Round 4: August 4-5 Dyfi, Mid Wales
Round 5: August 11-12 Llandovery, South Wales
Round 6: September 1-2 Natterjack, Hampshire
Round 7: October 13-14 SEEC, Surrey

Note: ” ACU BEC results service provided by www.enduronews.com

For more information and hi-res images contact bec@acu.org.uk

Auto-Cycle Union, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby, CV21 2YX, Telephone: 01788 566400

2012 ACU DOODSON BRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
ROUND TWO PROVISIONAL RESULTS

DAY ONE
Overall
1 David Knight KTM 500EXC
2 Danny McCanney Gas Gas EC300
3 Tom Sagar Honda CRF450

E1/2 Championship
No finishers

E1/4 Championship
1 Paul Edmondson Honda CRF250
2 Rheinallt Davies KTM 250EXCF
3 Jack Rowland Husqvarna TE250

E2 Championship
1 Tom Sagar Honda CRF450
2 Jordan Rose TM EN250
3 Alex Rockwell Husaberg TE250

E3 Championship
1 David Knight KTM 500EXC
2 Danny McCanney Gas Gas EC300
3 Jonny Walker KTM 300EXC

DAY TWO
Overall
1 David Knight KTM 500EXC
2 Tom Sagar Honda CRF450
3 Danny McCanney Gas Gas EC300

E1/2 Championship
No finishers

E1/4 Championship
1 Paul Edmondson Honda CRF250
2 Jack Rowland Husqvarna TE250
3 Rheinallt Davies KTM 250EXCF

E2 Championship
1 Tom Sagar Honda CRF450
2 Jordan Rose TM EN250
3 Jamie Lewis Husqvarna TE310

E3 Championship
1 David Knight KTM 500EXC
2 Danny McCanney Gas Gas EC300
3 Graham Jarvis Husaberg TE300

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