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Rob Aldridge extended his lead at the top of the G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/ACU Eastern Enduro Championship Clubman Class on Sunday.

Rob Aldridge (3097186)
Rob Aldridge (3097186)

It was a case of getting back to winning ways for the Diss rider, who paced himself well throughout round five to take the win at Sible Hedingham.

He finished ahead of fellow Diss competitor Dan Hunt in second place, followed by George Wolfe and 16-year-old Joe Phillips (both Sudbury) in third and fourth spot respectively.

It was a result that saw Aldridge extend his comfortable lead at the summit of the Clubman Class with 97 points to his name.

Hunt trails behind in the runner-up spot with 69 points, followed by Wolfe with 55 points.

Another Diss representative – Michael Wyatt – had to settle for third place in the Clubman Veteran Class.

Lowestoft’s Steve Youngs was the winner, one lap ahead of Dean Curry (Sudbury) and Wyatt, with Martin Gunton (Sudbury) fourth and Adam Richards (Sudbury) fifth.

Youngs now leads the class standings on 71 points, with Curry and Wyatt on 52 and 51 points respectively.

Elsewhere, the Championship Class started this Hare and Hounds event first with Craig Roper (Sudbury) taking the lead at the first bend, which he held at the end of the first lap with Jason Morland (Halstead) and Luke Parker (Norwich) closely in pursuit followed by Ben Cole (Norwich) and Will Hughes (Braintree).

Roper was still in the lead at the end of lap two but lost vital seconds while swiping his transponder and Morland took advantage of this, passing Roper on the next bend.

Morland was in determined mood once in the lead and controlled the rest of the session, although at times Parker was closing in.

At the end four riders had completed 18 laps with Morland first over the line 50 seconds ahead of round-four winner Hughes, who worked his way into second place from Parker with Roper in fourth, Cole (5th) and Rob Nicoll (6th).

Unofficially, Morland leads the class on 84 points, Parker is second on 75 points and Hughes is third on 66 points.

In the Expert Class James Barker (Sudbury), who was the winner of the last two rounds, took the lead from Jack Berry (Sudbury) with George Eustace (Sudbury) not far behind.

Barker seems to be in control during the session but at the latter stage Berry was gaining every lap, only for Barker to eventually take the win by four seconds from Berry, with Adam Johnson (TBEC) in third, Eustace (4th) and Nathan Greenaway (Sudbury) (5th).

Berry still leads the Class with 75 points, Barker is on 73 points and Eustace is on 53 points.

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