TOP STEP FOR SAGAR AT STANTON ENDURO
Diss Mcc Stanton Enduro 24th February 2013
With the weather staying dry, Thetford forest provided a dry but chilly enduro. Being up at the crack of dawn, Tom had the chance to view the special test and identify any areas which may be tricky.
The championship class was scheduled to complete 6 laps and two special tests, both timed, so a full attacked was needed to secure the lead.
The event began at 9am with four riders starting per minute. This meant Tom was in good company with fellow championship class rider and sponsor Chris Hockey leading the field away. A ten minute ride out to the test gave Tom chance to settle into the bike and prepare for the against-the-clock timing.
Tom was the first rider onto the test which was slippery but didn’t cause any issues. After a lap out Tom and the championship class returned to the test, before completing four laps back to back, with times getting increasing tight.
The second test was more rutted as the whole field had passed through, this improved the track enabling more speed to be carried.
Tom commented “I was nervous starting the event as I hadn’t ridden against some of the lads since last year. It felt good to win both of the tests, even though it was by a small margin, but I knew it was going to be hard competing against Daryl Bolter (Crescent KTM) at the Munjac stomping ground. The bike felt good, it ran smoothly, I’m looking forward to the first round of the British”.
Tom Sagar 450 KTM 464.07, Daryl Bolter 350 KTM 464.93, Jack Rowland 250 Husqvarna 472.92, Chris Hockey 250 Yamaha 482.02, Mark Roberts 250 TM 486.90