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BEING PART OF the Edmondson clan carries weight in the world of Enduro. With Enduro legend ‘Fast Eddy’ as dad he should have the genes – but he also has the weight of expectation on very young shoulders. Though he has some way to go to match his dad’s record, taking his eighth straight victory at the GP of Italy to claim the Youth Cup world title, Jack Edmondson has proved a point. ‘Knowing I could win the title was playing on my mind the whole day,’ he said. ‘I just wanted to make sure I got it. Then coming into the team awning was so cool. The Italians know how to celebrate, that’s for sure.’ Things didn’t look so promising at the start of the year for Edmondson, despite stepping up his training and riding through the winter, Jack began the 2016 season collecting an injury in the opening GP of Morocco, he then missed the second GP in Portugal and had a poor result in the third GP, Greece. All of which were badly affected by rain and should have played into the hands of a rider growing up racing in Britain. From then on a devastating run of eight straight wins saw the latest Edmondson bring a Championship title to the illustrious Staffordshire family. Dad Paul (just the four world titles) said after the event: ‘To say I am proud is an understatement. To see my son win his first world title brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eyes. It’s the best feeling ever.’ Jack Edmondson is not the only Jack signing off the 2016 season with a world title. Gas Gas riders Jack Price and Jack Peace have taken the FIM Trial2 World Cup and FIM Trial125 World Cup titles this year for good measure.
‘The Italians know how to celebrate for sure’
Style of a (young) master. The Edmondson dynasty keeps on doing it