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It is all systems go for round three of the 2015 G H Motorcycles/Husqvarna/Eastern Centre Enduro Championships on Sunday at Foxborough Quarry, Sible Hedingham.

Staged by Sudbury Motor Cycle Club, the first session, for Clubman and Sportsman Classes, starts at 10am and runs for two hours, with the second session starting at 1pm for Championship and Expert Classes and running for two-and-a-half hours.

Leading the Championship Class after two rounds is the British under-21 Enduro Champion Brad Freeman on maximum points of 40. But only residents within the Eastern Centre are able to win the title, so past champion Aston Bird (Woodbridge) leads the way on 32 points.

Nine times champion and current champion Chris Hockey and Jamie Roper (both Sudbury) are locked together on 23 points, with Jason Morland (Halstead) 16, Sam Toy (Sudbury) 12, and three-times champion Stevie Roper (Sudbury) 11.

The Expert Class is a lot closer as last year’s Winner Lewis Bond (Lowestoft) was upgraded to Championship Class. Will Hughes (Braintree), riding this class for the first time, leads on 27 points, followed by Rob Blackman (Castle Colchester) 24, Alex Barkshire (Diss) 23, Harvey Mutton (Woodbridge) 21 and Ben Alexander 20.

Event sponsor Gavin Hockey (Sudbury) is leading the Expert Veteran Class on 37 points, with last year’s winner Mark Chapman (Diss) on 33, Phil Roper (Sudbury) 30, John Bishop (Lowestoft) 24, Graham Lazzari (Lowestoft) 17 and Paul Spurgeon (Woodbridge) 17.

The experienced Martin Stevens (Diss) is joint leader of the Clubman Class with Alex Rampton (Sudbury) who turns 17 today. They are followed by Ryan McDonnell (Sudbury) 23, Rob Aldridge (Diss) 22 and Adam Durkin (Diss) 17.

Kevin Gore (Norwich) leads the Clubman Veteran Class on 35 points, followed by Dean Curry (Sudbury) 26, Wayne Fulcher (Diss) and Richard Squirrell (Stowmarket) both on 20, and Andy Peck (Sudbury) 19.

Clive Stevens (Diss), the father of David and Martin Stevens, leads the Clubman Super Veteran Class on 37 points, with Adrian Rickwood (TBEC) 26, Steve Finch (Braintree) 24 and last year’s winner Andy Mason (Sudbury) 20.

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