David Knight proved he’s still got what it takes by taking a convincing victory over Danny McCanney at the Isle of Man Easter Monday Enduro.
Round two of the SMCC Isle of Man Centre Enduro took place on Easter Monday 28th March. In place of the usual charity event at Ronague, the club shuffled the calendar to run a traditional timecard event instead.
Predicted wet weather made an appearance during the course of the weekend but the event took place in dry and sunny skies more typical of an easter sporting event.
Starting from Carnagrie the route took the 44 competitors to Eairy Beg plantation and a slippy route across the off camber hillside. First into the test was David Knight who proclaimed it “slick” on the first run.
After the plantation test it the route took the field along the TT course to Manannans chair and Lherghy Colvine to the Switchback road, Barnell, Raby Beg and a road ride to Dalby Mountain. After the test at Dalby it was down the pipeline and back to the log burner at Carnagrie.
The Expert class was won by Honda mounted David Knight, who fastest on every test. Knight was also the only man to dip under the three minutes at Eairy Beg.
Using his home event to get back up to speed following injury, Husqvarna’s Danny McCanney was second but unable to lay a glove on David.
Defending champion Chris Madigan was snapping at McCanney’s heels around Eairy Beg but McCanney was able to finish 40 seconds clear of him by the finish.
The Clubman class saw rising star Ryan Neild take a tight victory from Sam Corlett, who was only two seconds ahead of Stephen Corlett at the finish after over 30 minutes of flat out riding.
James Langdon made it two wins from two starts in 2016 followed by James Vickers again in 2nd place. Dominic Kelly had a good ride for 3rd.
Event organisers offer a huge thanks to DEFA, Johnny Massan, Hogg, Brenda with the food for all, Clare Porter, Sam Curphey and all other timekeepers.
The Isle of Man will host a round of the British Enduro Championship on August 6/7: http://southernmcc.com/