The fifth and final round of the South Island enduro series for 2015 took place in Scargill, North Canterbury over the weekend … with the new champion not part of the racing.
The final round of the series was run as a ‘grass roots’ enduro, aimed at getting more trail riders and racers from other codes involved in the sport.
This meant a lack of the usual trail time penalties to make for a more fun, pressure free day for riders to get the hang of enduro.
With Christchurch’s Angus Macdonald having already wrapped up the 2015 title, he chose to sit the round out in aid of covering the event via video (shown above).
This left the remaining contenders to fight over the years final two podium positions.
The track was laid out in a single 30 kilometre loop with an extra 10 kilometres of deviations for experts, consisting of a mix of rolling and steep farmland with some riverbed and creek sections thrown in.
Three terrain tests were spread throughout the loop, each of which were ridden twice and covered a mix of terrain types to test the rider’s skills.
As the results were tallied at the end of the day by the talented team at Southern Score, it was Christchurch’s Hamish Macdonald (Sherco SE300R, pictured above) who took the overall win for the day ahead of his brother Mitchell Macdonald (Beta RR300) with Christchurch’s Jacques Bakkenes (Beta RR250) coming in third.
This meant that it was Beta RR300-mounted Angus Macdonald who took the series win for 2015 with Mitchell Macdonald taking the No.2 spot and Hamish Macdonald rounding out the podium in third.
The 2015 series has been a great success with numbers once again on the rise as the sport continues to grow on the mainland with the help of all of the motorcycle clubs who put in a huge effort to make events happen with the helping hand of Coral and Mark Macdonald.
A huge thanks to all the sponsors who support the series: Beta Motorcycles, Precision Motorbikes, Goldentyre, Motul, Tu-Bliss, Forma, Merchant of Venison, Kiwirider, XRC and MCD edits
© Words by Steven Kelly, www.BikesportNZ.com
© Photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com
Video by MCD Edits
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