Parker Wins Epic Battle with Morland
at the Eastern Enduro Champs

Pictures by Anthony Ridge

Luke Parker, 300 Gas Gas.
           Luke Parker on his 300 Gas Gas won an epic battle with 450 Yamaha mounted Jason Morland to win round two of the GH Motorcycles eastern centre enduro championship at a wet and windy Hawkedon just outside Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
           The event, organised by the Bury St Edmunds MCC was run along the lines of the centre’s two-man events with the best number of laps, in the allotted time with time penalties being applied for early and lateness.
            Parker and Morland were inseparable throughout the event, matching each other lap after lap and both crossed the finish line at the end of the seventeen lap event both with 0.67  in time, so the winner was decided by the fastest recorded lap. Parker had the quickest lap, and therefore was the winner, but only just.

Jason Morland, 450 Yamaha.
           “I had a fun day today at Hawkedon, and it’s nice to do a local event, for a change,” said winner Parker, “Racing was tight, and the weather made it very interesting throughout the day as the track kept changing. Also, pleased to grab the win by the fastest lap as Jason (Morland) was riding very well and pushing me all the way.”
           “I had am absolutely stonking day at round two of the endure today,” said Jason Morland, “After getting my suspension sorted by Peter Clark and the crew at FTR it boosted my, and I had a great battle with Luke (Parker) and, as he’s been doing top-flight enduro this season. As the day progressed, we were only separated by 0.5 seconds with me having the advantage of going into the last stint. With identical check times, it was down to who could make the fastest lap and Luke managed to put a stormer in an get the win. I was second and am very happy as I think I’m now the championship leader.”

Tim Rose, 350 KTM.
           Timothy Rose was third from Ben Cole, William Hughes and Criss Hockey.
           Tommy Clark won the expert class from Harvey Thomas and Jack Nicolaou all doing seventeen laps, the same as the championship riders.
           Philip Roper won the expert vets while Jacob Roper won the clubman class from Joe Phillips and Jack Auston. Andrew Godbold won the vets over ’40s from Simon Davies and Paul Belton. Andrew Mason won the clubman super vets with Nigel Ross second and Gary Drage third.

Top Ten Results

Championship:
1 Luke Parker (300 Gas Gas) 17 laps
2 Jason Morland (450 Yamaha) 17
3 Timothy Rose (350 KTM) 17
4 Ben Cole (450 Husqvarna) 17
5 William Hughes (350 KTM) 18
6 Chris Hockey (300 Gas Gas) 17
7 Luke Gidney (250 KTM) 17
8 Daniel Willis (250 Honda) 17
9 James Barker (450 Husqvarna) 15
10 Adam Ranson (450 Husqvarna) 16

Expert:
1 Tom Clark (250 KTM) 17 laps
2 Harvey Thomas (300 Husqvarna) 17
3 jack Nicolaou (250 KTM) 17
4 Ross Taylor (250 Yamaha) 17
5 George Wolfe (300 Sherco) 17
6 Paul Hunt (300 KTM) 17
7 William Kerry (200 Gas Gas) 17
8 Robert Blackman (125 KTM) 169 Adam Durkin (200 KTM) 17

Expert Vat:
1 Phillip Roper (300 KTM) 17 laps
2 Lee Monger (250 KTM) 18
3 Paul Spurgeon (300 Husqvarna) 17
4 Gavin Hockey (300 Husqvarna) 17

Clubman:
1 Jacob Roper (125 KTM) 13 laps
2 Joe Phillips (125 Husqvarna) 13
3 Jack Austin (450 Husqvarna) 13
4 Joseph Hill (250 KTM) 13
5 Scott Chaplin (300 Husqvarna) 13
6 Charlie Baker (150 KTM) 13
7 William Jurgens (250 KTM) 13
8 Shaun Palfrey (250 Yamaha) 13
9 Luke Cain (300 Sherco) 13
10 Toby Rogers (250 Yamaha) 13

Clubman Vet 40:
1 Andrew Godbold (300 Husqvarna) 13 laps
2 Simon Davies (350 Husqvarna) 13
3 Paul Belton (250 KTM) 14
4 Jeffrey Turner (150 KTM) 12
5 Mark Green (300 Husqvarna) 13
6 John Rogers (450 KTM) 12
7 Adam Redding (300 Gas Gas) 12
8 Martin Gunton (250 KTM) 12
9 David Griffiths (125 Husaberg) 11
10 David Keeble (400 Suzuki) 11

Clubman Super Vet:
1 Andrew Mason (250 Yamaha) 13 laps
2 Nigel Ross (250 KTM) 13
3 Gary Drage (250 Husqvarna) 13
4 Richard Squirrell (250 KTM) 13
5 Graham Mays (300 Husqvarna) 13
6 Dean Curry (250 KTM) 12
7 Graham Lazzari (300 KTM) 12
8 Jeremy Moss (300 KTM) 12
9 Stephen Prior (250 KTM) 12
10 Duncan Griffin (125 Sherco) 12