Brilliant Jason Morland clinches Championship Class title at Blaxhall

Jason Morland is the Championship Class winner for the second straight season. Picture: CHARLIE MANN

Jason Morland is the Championship Class winner for the second straight season. Picture: CHARLIE MANN - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge Motor Cycle Club laid out a special course at their Blaxhall motocross venue for round five of the ACU Eastern Enduro Championship.

Andy Mason is edging closer to the Clubman Super Veteran Class title. Picture: CHARLIE MANN

Andy Mason is edging closer to the Clubman Super Veteran Class title. Picture: CHARLIE MANN - Credit: Archant

This event was run on the sprint enduro format which included parts of the motocross track and woodlands together with a log section which caught many a rider out.

The Championship Class faced 11 runs and leader Jason Morland (Halstead) was in top form, setting the best times in nine of the 11 runs. Rick Roper (Sudbury), having the ride of his life, won the other two runs, however overall Morland took the win with a time of 43 minutes 47.68 seconds beating Roper by a minute.

With this win unofficially Morland takes the Championship Class title for the second year running.

Elsewhere, Kevin Palmer (Norwich) started the Expert Class in top form, winning the first four runs and held a good lead but over the next seven runs Myles Saunders (Sudbury) gradually reduced Palmer’s lead and at the end was 41.38 seconds faster to secure his first win in the contest. Unfortunately for Palmer he also incurred a one minutes time card penalty. Palmer’s lead over Saunders has been reduced to five points and there is everything to ride for in the last round.


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Meanwhile, Michael Ridge (Stowmarket) won the Expert Veteran Class, ahead of Sudbury’s Phil Roper, giving him the 2017 crown.

The closest contested class is the Clubman, at the start of the day only one point separated the top two – Sudbury’s James Barker and Lee Monger.

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Barker set the pace from the start winning eight runs with Monger winning the other two and the aggregate times gave Barker the win over Monger by 1 minute 2.07 seconds. Barker now has a four point lead which Monger could easily pull back in the last round.

Clubman Veteran Class leader Dean Curry (Sudbury) struggled a little on the day but his fourth place meant he unofficially wins the 2017 title. Winner on the day was Kevin Gore (Norwich).

Andy Mason (Sudbury) was back in top form in the Clubman Super Veteran Class, beating Graham Mays (Sudbury). Mason needs just six points to win the class title this year.

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