Four-time world enduro champ Paul Edmondson will be running a three-round Eddy’s Xtreme Enduro British Championship series with full backing from the ACU.
Building on the success of last January’s Eddy’s Xtreme Enduro at Tong, the 2012 BEEC will begin this year at a brand new quarry based-venue on December 4 in Buxton, continue into 2012 with the second round at Tong, West Yorkshire, on January 8 and conclude with the final round on January 29 in Wales. Each of the three venues will present their own unique challenges and each venue will be quite different in terrain.
As one of the original competitors in the original extreme enduro – the Gilles Lalay Classic – Paul has an unrivalled wealth of experience riding extreme enduros and this was reflected earlier this year when he organised his first extreme event, Eddy’s Xtreme Enduro, which was well received by riders and spectators. The concept will be the same as the event in January where the aim is to give spectators easy access to even the most difficult sections where they can watch the top riders perform.
Careful planning by Fast Eddy has ensured that all the big names in extreme enduro will be in attendance making this series a true British championship with the potential for some spectacular and close racing. David Knight, Dougie Lampkin, Graham Jarvis and Tom Sagar plus up and coming stars Jonny Walker and Danny McCanney will all be present as well as US and European stars.
Classes are divided into Pro, Expert, Clubman and Veteran for the two adult races and the format for each event will remain the same as the initial Eddy’s Extreme. Adults will get a one-hour timed practice session beginning at 9.30am to determine their start positions on the grid and then two one-hour races with a break in between as younger riders try their hands at the course in a 45-minute Youth race. The first adult race is scheduled to start at 11.30am.
The championship series has received terrific support from the industry. Each of the rounds will have a different manufacturer as title sponsor with Gas Gas UK headlining at the opening event. Husqvarna UK will be the star of the show at the second event at Tong and negotiations are ongoing for the third and final event in Wales. Other series sponsors include Golden Tyre, Putoline, Kriega, Adventure Spec and Rock Oil.
Dan Oliver from Amped Clothing will be delivering the official video action footage from each round of the series and HD helmet camera manufacturer Drift Innovation will be involved in each event.
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