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EASTERN ROUND 4 SOLO ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 4 of 6 of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Solo Enduro Championship take place this coming Sunday at Little Hadham Herts being organised by the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club. It is expected to the more thrills, spills, surprises and drama similar to the first three rounds.
It looks like Jason Morland is on his way to win the Championship Class; he has 53 points 19 points advantage over Tim Rose, 20 points over Matt Pope and 26 points over Craig Roper. His main rival winner of three ACU Eastern Enduro Championship Titles Jamie Roper is out of the series due to an injury sustained at round two. There is a strong battle in the Expert Class between Kevin Palmer on 52 points and Myles Saunders on 45 points, while round 3 winner Ryan McDonnell has 33 points and Jack Berry 29 points. Michael Ridge has a 15 point advantage over Contest Sponsor Gavin Hockey in the Expert Veteran Class, in round two Hockey had fuel problems on his last lap and pushed his machine for a mile to record a finish of 10th place. Behind these two are Mark Green and Paul Spurgeon with 27 and 28 points deficit.
There is a ding dong battle in the Clubman Class with James Barker of 55 points and Lee Monger on 51 points and this will continue until the last round. Ben Marsh is in 3rd place on 28 points and George Eustace in 4th place on 24 points. What a great Contest it has been this year for Dean Curry in the Clubman Veteran Class, he recorded his first ever win in his riding career at round 2 and followed that up with another win at the last round. He has 51 points ahead of Andy Peck 36 points, Alex Crow 28 points and Jeff Sharp 24 points. Current Clubman Super Veteran Champion Andy Mason has won all the last three rounds and has a 15 point lead over Steve Finch, 17 points over Graham Mays and 24 points over Nigel Ross.
Although some riders have a good points lead in their various Classes, a lot can change over the next three rounds with machine failure, an injury etc which could result in finishing at the lower end of the top 15 thus scoring very few points or out of the top 15 thus scoring no points.
Before the start of the main event there will be another Hare and Hounds race for 12-16 year olds and this time Joe Phillips who rode his first Adult Enduro at round three will be competing in this event. 15 year old Joe cannot ride in the main event as it is on a Time Card format as any 15 year old when riding in an Adult event must be visible at all times to the Marshals around the course and this is not possible for a Time Card event. However it will be interesting to see how he gets on against 14 year old Jake Roper who won the race last time.