GH M/cs & GB Finch Santon Enduro 25th February
Holcombe Takes Victory - Report to follow
Nine times World Enduro Champion Steve Holcombe in his first competitive ride on a 250 Honda won all 3 special tests and was one of only two Championship riders to finish the event clean on time.
The first round of the 2024 GH Motorcycles/Husqvarna ACU Eastern Enduro Championship takes place in Thetford Forest on Sunday 25th February.
All eyes will be on the current Champion Luke Parker – RWT MPM Kawasaki 450 Kawasaki who will be battling it out with GH M/Cs rider Ben Cole – 450 Husky, Shaun Southgate 450 Yamaha and Ben Clarke – 300 Beta UK.
Nine times World Enduro Champion Steve Holcombe - Red Moto Honda 250 and former British Enduro Champion Alex Snow – 350 Gas Gas have both entered the event. However, event favourite must be Parker who is the master of the Thetford terrain with the ability to put in very quick times with or without berms.
The Santon Enduro continues to be popular and filled up with 200 riders in less than 10 minutes with riders making the journey from all over the UK.
The start time will be 09.00 with the test timed on the first two laps for all classes. In a change for 2024 we are planning for championship to do at least 2 “back-to-back” tests on lap 3, and possibly 3 if there is sufficient time. Therefore, the Championship riders won’t be riding the course on lap 3. The first rider on the test is at 9.03 and Championship and Expert riders should have 5 laps and Clubmen 4 laps.
As ever, we must thank our long-term sponsors, GH Motorcycles and G&B Finch, plus iD DECALS for providing the rider numbers and coloured backgrounds. Massive thanks to all officials, marshals and helpers that enable us to run this event. We wish all riders a safe and successful day – please respect our forest, use environment mats for machine refuelling and for any generators. Don’t leave any litter and keep the main fire tracks clear as these are first aid access points.
No easy ups: No easy ups are permitted in the refuelling and servicing area at this event as there is not enough space available.
Check out the full list of riders and programme at www.dissmcc.co.uk.
GH M/cs Santon Enduro – Sunday 25th February
Entries Opening Monday 15 Jan 8pm
Entries are opening at 8pm Monday 15th Jan for the Santon Enduro which forms the first round the GH Motorcycles ACU Eastern Enduro Championship.
The event on Sunday 25th February in Thetford Forest is one of the most popular of the year as the terrain is normally rideable in all weather conditions. The 13-mile course includes a 1.5 mile special test and the sandy going provides an excellent opportunity to build up fitness at the start of the season. Whilst a lot of the top ACU Eastern enduro and MX riders enter, the event also normally attracts riders from all over the UK.
Diss MCCs Muntjac Enduro in November filled up in less than 10 minutes so make sure you have the date in your diary and ensure your club membership and ACU licence is current.
The link to the event in Sport80 is: https://acu.sport80.com/public/wizard/e/202124
If you still need to join a club – Diss MCC annual membership is still only £10.00, the link is https://acu.sport80.com/public/wizard/a/1536
Renewing Diss MCC Club Membership and ACU Licence for 2024 – click on the ACU link for Club membership renewal:
Diss MCC Club Membership for 2024 is live. The cost has been retained at £10.00 for the year and membership will be valid until the end of December 2024. You can also select auto renew for future years.
To save time, please get your club membership sorted first, then apply for the renewal of your ACU Competition Licence. The price of ACU licences remains the same as in 2023. One event licences have gone up to £20.00
The entries open for the Santon Enduro on 15th Jan at 8pm so you need to get your club membership and ACU licence sorted first before you can enter. It’s the same for any other events running in early 2024.
Anyone having difficulty, contact the club on firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details. On your ACU personal profile, you will need to check your details are still current such as medical and photo ID etc.
GH M/cs & G+B Finch MUNTJAC ENDURO - 19 November 2023
Rd. 7 GH Mcs/Husqvarna ACU Eastern Championship 2023
Luke Parker takes the event win and ACU Eastern Enduro Championship