All-rounder Brad Anderson is to dip a toe into the world of competitive enduro by making his debut this weekend. But instead of starting at a local event, he’s racing in the British round of the world championships at Hawkstone Park!
Fresh from winning the EMX300 crown on a KTM 200 smoker, taking third in the British championship on a KTM 450 four-stroke then winning the Evo class at the Vets Nations on a 1989 Honda CR500, the gritty northerner will take on the world’s best enduro men on the sand of Hawkstone. And MotoHead will be there to see how he gets on.
On Saturday, he’ll face a cross-country day or riding in the forest next to the famous GP track, which will form the timed special test so is ideal for spectators. Riders will race each of the two stages six times during the day.
On Sunday there will be a three-hour cross country ride using parts of the forest route and the MX track. Riders will stop twice for fuel and the winner will be first across the line.
In the main EnduroGP, Britons Steve Holcombe and Nathan Watson are favourites but will face David Knight and Christophe Charlier who will race for France in the MX of Nations a week later.
In the Enduro 2 class, Spaniard Josep Garcia will face Briton Jamie McCanney who is only six points behind in the world championship. Former MXGP riders Jonathan Barragan, Pascal Rauchenecker and Davide Guarneri will also race along with Brit Danny McCanney. Alex Snow won’t be riding as he has an arm injury.