Day Two of the Yamaha Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) saw one of the better battles between eventual Women’s day two winner Jessica Gardiner and Jemma Wilson. The pair battled it out on the tough Cessnock terrain, but Gardiner got the better of Wilson to take the win. Ben Grabham was again at his best and backed up his day one efforts with another win on day two to top the Veterans class, whilst Brad Williscroft continued his day one form also claiming day two honours.
Under the Cessnock sun, the riders were put through their paces facing dusty and rough conditions over the nine tests. Covering almost 150kms on day two, riders completed the Chris Watson Motorcycles, Troy Lee Design, Beta XT, Beta RR before just like on day one finishing on the KTM/Husqvarna test.
The Womens class was once again taken out by Gardiner who claimed six of the nine tests. Gardiner got the better of Wilson as the pair battled it out on their Yamaha’s, Gardiner now has two wins from two days, setting her A4DE campaign up nicely. Gardiner stopped the clock at 48:21.089, 35 seconds clear of Wilson at 48:56.663. Emelie Karlsson had a solid day two but a few falls during the tests cost her some time, as she completed the day in 49:50.459.
In the Veterans class it was much of the same for winner Ben Grabham who continued his great form on his Beta from day one to lead the way on day two, stopping the clock at 43:41.880. Damien Smith enjoyed the dusty conditions on his Huqvarna at Cessnock, finishing day two with a time of 44:47.078 to be trailing Grabham by just over one minute. Rounding out the podium was Greg Stephens, who put together a solid days riding to finish day two at 47:17.855.
Williscroft is setting a fast pace in the masters class, once again leading from the front and setting a time of 46:08.858, putting a significant gap between himself and the rest of the field. James Deakin is sitting in second position after day two, his time of 48:58.536 puts him over two minutes behind Williscroft. Taking the final spot on the podium for day two was Matt Dymock who stopped the clock at 50:06.420 in tough dusty conditions at Cessnock.
Day 2 A4DE Womens Provisional Results
1. Jessica Gardiner – 48:21.089
2. Jemma Wilson – 48:56.663
3. Emelie Karlsson – 49:50.459
4. Sophie Coldicutt – 54:31.779
5. Courtney Rubie – 54:32.745
Day 2 A4DE Veterans Provisional Results
1. Ben Grabham – 43:41.880
2. Damian Smith – 44:47.078
3. Greg Stephens – 47:17.855
4. Jarrad Hardcastle – 47:39.304
5. Dan Ralph – 47:48.601
6. Chris Thomas – 48:16.367
7. Leigh Bentley – 48:43.913
8. Richard Chibnall – 49:13.425
9. Con Privitera – 49:34.122
10. Gary Player – 49:46.437
Day 2 A4DE Master Provisional Results
1. Brad Williscroft – 46:08.858
2. James Deakin – 48:58.534
3. Matt Dymock – 50:06.420
4. Sean Clarke – 50:07:298
5. Jason Cater – 50:39.739
6. John Baker – 51:43.649
7. Ross Style – 51:47.553
8. Wayne Vandenberg – 52:01.274
9. Con Thermos – 52:02.304
10. Brett Kenny – 52:22.031
The action continues with day three tomorrow from 7:30am with the riders facing 165km of tough trials and five timed tests, to keep up with all the happenings at the 2018 Yamaha Australian Four Day Enduro by visiting the A4DE website! or by following the A4DE on Facebook and Instagram.
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