Saturday morning and the weather was dry but very windy and Elite class, rider Si Wakely on his Midwest Husaberg UK TE 250 was a little cautious after a heavy crash last weekend but started well setting 4th fastest time in his class and continued to set consistant lap times without making mistakes and with the help of some pain killers finished on the podium in 3rd after a close battle with Daryl Bolter. Fellow team member Alex Rockwell struggled to turn on the slick grassy fields on his first test but after some suspension adjustments and replacing a soft front mousse improved on his test times and began to challenge Danny McCanney and Jonny Walker, but the gap made on the first lap was too much to reduce so Alex finished a well deserved 2nd in the Under 23 class.
Day 2 was again cold,dry but very windy and the course run in reverse direction with the water sections removed. Si Wakely’s battle resumed with Daryl Bolter and they fought closely all day and the final test was going to decide the final podium place. Wakely was away before Bolter and set a good lap time of 8:05:94 but Daryl had made a couple of mistakes on his final lap and completed his final lap in 8:18:97 which was enough to give Si another podium in 3rd place and pleased with his double podium finish. Riding the Husaberg FE 390, Alex Rockwell now confident with the bike was fast from the start and matched fellow Manx rider Danny McCanney’s times. The two rivals fought for supremecy through out the day pushing themselves to the limit and even matched some of the top Elite riders in there speed but a mistake from McCanney on his final lap allowed Alex the win on the day. Pics: Enduronews & Jonty Edmunds.
Si Wakely-Elite Day 1 – 3rd, Day 2 – 3rd
Alex Rockwell-Under 23 Day 1 – 2nd, Day 2 – 1st
Jon Hinam-Elite Day 1 – 8th, Day 2 – 10th
Tyson Maytom-Jones-Expert Day 1 – 5th, Day 2 – 4th
Rich Ely-Expert Day 1 – 3rd, Day 2 – 5th