Paul Edmondson (enduro rider)

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Edmondson at the 2008 GBXC.

Paul "Fast Eddy" Edmondson (born 17 July 1969) is a British enduro rider and a four-time World Enduro Champion. He is also a long-time member of the British team in the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), was the fastest racer in the 125 cc class in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1994 and holds the ISDE record for Gold Medals, taking his total to 16 in 2009's Portugal ISDE.

Edmondson took the 125 cc European championship title with KTM in 1989, and repeated his success when the world championship was started the following year. He won his second world title with Husqvarna in 1993, and then switched to Gas Gas, winning the 125 cc world championship in 1994 and the 250 cc in 1996. After competing in the United States for some years, Edmondson returned to the World Enduro Championship and finished runner-up to Peter Bergvall in the 250 cc 4-stroke class in 2002, and to Juha Salminen in the E2 class in 2004. After retiring from the series, he has continued racing in the British national championship (BEC), where he has won several titles. In the 2008 season, Edmondson returned to the WEC for the GP of Wales and finished fourth in both rounds.[1]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Class Team Wins Final placing
1989 European Enduro Championship 125 cc KTM ? 1st
1990 World Enduro Championship 125 cc KTM 8 1st
1991 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 5 2nd
1992 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 3 3rd
1993 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 3 1st
1994 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Gas Gas 3 1st
1995 World Enduro Championship 250 cc Gas Gas 0 4th
1996 World Enduro Championship 250 cc Gas Gas 5 1st
1998 Grand National Cross Country Bikes Suzuki ? 10th
1999 Grand National Cross Country Bikes Suzuki ? 5th
2000 Grand National Cross Country Bikes Kawasaki ? 2nd
2002 World Enduro Championship 250 cc Husqvarna 1 2nd
2003 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Yamaha 1 6th
2004 World Enduro Championship E2 Honda 2 2nd
2005 World Enduro Championship E1 Honda 0 6th
2006 World Enduro Championship E2 Honda 0 13th
2007 British Enduro Championship Overall Suzuki 2 2nd
2008 British Enduro Championship Overall Suzuki 1 2nd

Paul Edmondson did has last race on Saturday 29 September 2012 for the ACU British ISDE Team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Edmondson impresses on World Enduro stage". Londonbikers.com. 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 

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