RESULTS & REPORTS
THE WHITE HORSE ENDURO
8TH SEPTEMBER 2019
IN ASSOCIATION WITH MICHELIN UK WHO HAVE PROVIDED THE TRACK TAPE AND BANNERS.
The White Horse Enduro held in Boltby Forest near Thirsk, North Yorkshire proved yet again to be another successful event being one of the best timecard enduro’s in the North.
The club couldn’t have asked for better weather for event with light rain only on Thursday and Friday, this made the track conditions perfect. The NREC team have been spending their weekends improving last year’s course with it being a massive success last year after all the good feedback after the event. Once again this premier event would not go ahead without the hours the NREC team put into this event, for you the riders to enjoy!
With the first riders away at 10am sharp it was Gav Houson who had expectations to live up to as he was the only rider to clean the tight check last year, or was it going to be Eurotek KTM rider Will Hoare to steal the glory in 2019? Will made his intentions early on that he was going for the win as his first timed special test came in at 3 minutes 52 seconds to which he even managed to scrape another 4 seconds off this time in his 3rd test! With the fast but technical tight check it wasn’t going to be easy to clean, with both riders dropping 1 minute, completing the tight check in 14 minutes! This gave Will Hoare the overall win, with Gav Houson bringing home second place 44 seconds behind Will. Jack Teal rounded off the top 3 only dropping 2 minutes on the tight check to go with his good test times.
Moving onto the Over 40’s class it was a good a battle for the top spot between Andrew Reeves and Karl Greenall with both riders only dropping 2 minutes on the tight check completing it in 16 minutes. It was Andrew who was quicker on the tests so he took the win with Karl 34 seconds behind in 2nd place. There was a 3 way fight for 3rd place between Richard Hawes, John Bradford and Mark Raynor with them all dropping 3 minutes on the tight check and only 7 seconds separating them on the special test! But it was Richard who took 3rd place 4 seconds ahead of John.
In the Clubman Class this saw the ever improving Lewis Townend take the win, being the only rider to drop 2 minutes on the tight check and put in tests times equivalent to the Experts! It was Ricky Pearson who took 2nd place only dropping 3 minutes on the going with Darren Cousins taking 3rd place in the clubman class, with him also dropping 3 minutes.
It was top gun Mark Houson who took the Over 50’s win, closely followed by Garry Parr taking home second place, 18 seconds behind Mark. The top 3 was rounded off by Jon Malone putting in consistent test times of 5:26 & 5:27.
Finally moving onto a very competitive Sportsman Class. It was Ben Tennant who took the overall Sportsman win staying clean on time all day and setting special test time’s equivalent to the Clubman. Gareth Parr took 2nd place with Jason Ayre only 9 seconds behind completing the top 3.
The North Riding Enduro Club would like to thank ALL the riders and spectators for their support this weekend and it was great to hear such great feedback after the event! A special thank you goes to Alistair Spowart for spending his Sunday providing the live special test timing. Also a big thank you to Michelin UK for being the main sponsor of the event, Acklams Beta for providing the numbers and High Paradise Tea Rooms for the use of the start field.
Finally, and as always a massive thank you to all the NREC team who have helped with the preparation and running of the event, as it could not run without them!
Roll on the White Horse 2020!
Note: Check 5 for Over 50's/Sportsman and Check 11 for Expert, Over 40's and Clubman was scrapped due to having to hold riders at the start of the test due to the crash in the test.