The 2017 season has been another very successful year for the team, with a European title and another British Enduro Championship following on from Jamie Lewis’s E2 title back in 2016. Team riders Jamie Lewis (Yamaha WR 450F) and Lee Sealey (Yamaha WR 250F) both rode the European and British Enduro Championships, and Charlie Evans (Yamaha WR 450F) just concentrated on the British scene.
The BEC started up in Scotland in April and finished in November at Thetford forest in East Anglia, and the European Enduro Championship took in rounds in Portugal, Estonia, Germany and Slovakia. Jamie had a terrific season both home and abroad, winning the European E2 Enduro Championship and finishing in 3rd place overall in the British Enduro Championship despite missing the last round due to injury. Lee also had a great season winning the British E1 Enduro Championship and finishing in 6th place in the European E1 Championship. Charlie Evans had a solid season and finished in 7th place in the highly competitive British E2 Championship.
Jamie and Lee both competed at this years ISDE in France back in August. Lee was selected to ride for the British Trophy team and helped the team to a very credible 4th place finish in some very hot and dry conditions. Jamie opted to ride for Team Wales club team, who had a very strong line up and came very close to winning, finishing a very close second place out of 150 teams. Jamie had a fantastic week individually winning the C2 class.
Some fantastic results along with Outsiders Yamaha team riders Jamie McCanney and Loic Larrieu who finished as runners up in the Enduro World Championship in the Enduro 2 and EnduroGP classes respectively. It goes to prove that Yamaha WR Enduro bikes both have the reliability and performance to win at any level.
2018 will see a new rider line-up, which will be announced very shortly. Charlie will continue with the team, but Jamie has decided to retire from top level racing after many years at the top of the British Motocross and Enduro scene. He will still be involved with us riding some one off events and helping out some younger riders. It has been a pleasure supporting Jamie for the last couple of seasons, winning both European and British Championships. We would like to wish him all the best for the future. Lee is having a change of direction and is going to race motocross next season in the AMCA Championship. Lee will continue to ride a Yamaha for the Sevenseven2 Yamaha team, with some technical support from ourselves. We wish Lee all the best with his motocross adventure!
We would like to thank all of sponsors for their continued support. Yamaha Motor, Yamalube, Circuit Equipment, Renthal, Pro Carbon, ESP Graphics, B & C Express, Tsubacki Chain, MotoAir Airfilters, Moto Seat.
Special thanks to Bob Mullins at Enduronews for the pictures. www.enduronews.com