Paul Edmondson Impresses on World Enduro Stage
By: Neil Everett | Published 29 July 2008, 14:16 | Views: 2,182 | tags: enduro, relentless suzuki enduro, paul edmondson
With the FIM World Enduro Championship taking place just around the corner in Wales last weekend, Relentless Suzuki Enduro rider Paul Edmondson could not resist the temptation to mix it up with the World’s best once more.Edmondson, already a four-times World Champion, revels in the Hafren woodland and special sections. The rain on the Friday before the event and during the first day of racing on Saturday really played to his advantage.
Fast Eddy is awesomely quick in muddy conditions and the Suzuki RM250 two-stroke was the perfect match for both rider and terrain. Edmondson began by taking second spot in the first special test, bested only by current World Champion David Knight.
The first day went extremely well with Edmondson finishing in fourth spot overall in the E2 class. He had been up to third but a miscalculation in the final rocky extreme test section lost valuable time and he slipped a place to fourth.
A significantly drier second day saw Edmondson put in a solid ride and was placed eighth going into the three final special tests, seeing him draw on his vast experience to rocket up to fourth in the race and finish the same in the overall across the two days.
The Relentless Suzuki Enduro team found great satisfaction in the knowledge that their top rider, who has not entered a WEC round for over two years, placed so well and brought the Suzuki RM250 home as the top two-stroke bike in the tough and highly competitive E2 class.