Motocrossscotland Enduro Championship 2012 Round 6
Enduro turned out to be a real test of man and machine. With
scorching temperatures and dust on the roads - but then deep
bogs in the forest and on the moors.
Euan Mcconnel on his win in the Expert class - with Ironman
Richard Hay in 2nd the only other Expert to finish.
Updated Results -
Craig Jagla pointed
out he retired (Thanks for that) and Stuart Ross is a finisher
Note From Paul Carlyle (Clerk of Course)
everyone for coming to Dalmellington and taking part in what
turned out to be a fairly tough enduro - albeit some riders
"felt the heat" more than others.
hard to keep the event moving and made some decisions to cut
laps and checks to try to get a reasonable number of finishers.
I think everyone who finished should be proud of their efforts.
I'd like to thank Andrew McConnell and his team for a huge
effort to find a new forest for us to race in and for laying out
a completely new event.
provisional results have taken a little longer to prepare than
hoped for as there were some issues we had to discuss.
the winner of the Clubman class, Andrew Bisset, incurred a 60
second late penalty due to his stopping to help Keith Watt deal
with his bike being on fire. Andrew asked for this penalty to be
waived and we would be happy to do so as the first duty of any
rider is to stop and help another competitor where there is real
danger. However, although we would be happy to waive this
penalty, we have left it in the results as it would have made no
difference to the result and we wanted to make it clear that
waiving the penalty would not change the outcome. Thanks to
Andrew and all the other riders who pitched in to help Keith in
what was a new situation for me at a Scottish event.
unfortunately we have had to exclude some riders for cutting the
course in the test. Our marshals took a clear note of some
riders who missed out certain sections of the test. We fully
realise that in the course of a long day in difficult conditions
riders can make mistakes and we are certain that none of these
riders set out deliberately to cut the course. However, we did
point out the penalty for course cutting at the briefing and I'm
sure everyone will understand that it is in the nature of
fairness in sport that we must apply the rules as they stand.
although we have two test times for the Sportsman class, we were
clear at the briefing that the first test would not count and we
have therefore, with the agreement of the SACU steward, prepared
the results based on the one "racing" test time that we have.
you on behalf of the SBEC to everyone who entered and raced and
all those who officiated and helped before, during and after the
Several riders had
mechanical failures which dropped them out of the event - but
"THE UNLUCKIEST MAN IN ENDUROS" had the final straw on
Sunday. At Lochhouses he snapped the front off his new 350 KTM ,
he then got a 2nd bike and seized it - before rebuilding 1 good
bike from all the bits - only for it to catch fire and get
totalled. If he didn't have bad luck he would have no luck.