27th September 2010
Team Putoline Suzuki by www.fasteddyracing.com rider Tom Sagar, clinched the British E2 Enduro Championship at the weekend, powering his Suzuki RMX450Z to a convincing win on both days to take the 2010 title.
With both Tom and team manager Paul Edmondson looking to secure a title each at the final round, the first day of the Natterjack enduro would see a perfect start with both riders winning their class and Tom taking the E2 title with a day to go.
But it would be the second day that would prove eventful, with Edmondson swapping the initiative with rival Daryl Bolter right up until the final test of the day. With one of the tightest finishes in enduro history, Edmondson was looking strong right until the last special test, where a crash effectively ended his hopes of victory, handing the enduro win and E1 championship to Bolter with just three and a half seconds separating the pair.
In the E2 class, things would run much smoother for Sagar. Despite some stiff competition on the second day, the RMX450Z rider was able to stamp his authority in the special tests, to take the win and end his victorious year in the best way possible.
Tom Sagar commented, "I'm absolutely over the moon to take the championship title and especially pleased to give Suzuki a British title in their first year back in the sport. The RMX450Z has been fantastic all year-long. From the moment I got my first ride on it at the launch, I knew it was a special bike and its proven that again this weekend by winning with what was effectively a stock machine. I'd naturally like to thank everyone who has supported me this year, especially Paul who put together a package that allowed me to concentrate on my racing 100%."
Team manager and E1 class runner-up, Paul Edmondson, commented, "It's all a bit bittersweet for me. Personally I'm absolutely gutted to miss out on the championship by such a small margin, but I've got to be proud with my performance and remind myself that I'm almost twice the age of many of my rivals. Congratulation to Daryl, he kept me on my toes all year long and rode well. Naturally I'm delighted that we clinched the E2 title with Tom. He's ridden extremely well all season and clicked with the RMX from the beginning. He's concentrated on his racing all year and has shown everyone what he is capable of. Big thanks to all supporters and sponsors, we couldn't have done this without you."
Full Standings available shortly at www.teamsuzukigb.com