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Enduro coming to town

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MOTORSPORT

ANDY McGECHAN

The day of judgment is coming for the Kiwi dirt bike elite as the 2019 New Zealand enduro championship speeds towards a conclusion.

The fifth event of the seven-round series will be held on farmland near Masterton on Saturday, and racing could be pivotal in determining who lifts the silverware.

Whanganui’s Seth Reardon leads the championship overall, with Helensville’s Tom Buxton, Cambridge’s Dylan Yearbury, Thames rider Jason Davis and Cambridge’s Beau Taylor in close company on the points table.

Reardon is perhaps best positioned to the 2019 crown because Buxton and Yearbury are overseas and not expected at the event.

Other leading riders such as Manawatu’s Paul Whibley, Stratford’s Josh Hunger, Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker and Tokoroa’s Jake Wightman could certainly shake up the points table.

Whibley finished runner-up to Reardon at the previous round of the series near Martinborough on June 9.

There will also be interest in Eketahuna rider Charlie Richardson, who finished a close third at Martinborough.

– BIKESPORTNZ

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