Born on 16 January 2001 in Walsall, United Kingdom
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON…
When your father is a four-time FIM Enduro World Champion the benchmark is set very high, but Harry Edmondson has already ticked one title off the list as he bids to match – and then surpass – the incredible career record of his dad, Paul.
Edmondson – Fantic got his title campaign under way in Spain in early May and immediately threw down the gauntlet to his rivals by soaking up the pressure and ripping to a super-narrow win on day one. He was pushed back to second on day two, but the twenty-one-year-old kept hold of the series lead heading into the second round in Portugal.
Championships are not won in a day, although they can be lost in the blink of an eye and Edmondson – with his ever-present father guiding him – stayed focussed at Peso da Regua where a pair of second-placed finishes ensured he retained the series leader’s red plate.
He maintained his advantage with one-two scores at round three in Italy and when the series returned to Portugal on the first weekend in July – this time at Coimbra, midway between Lisbon and Porto – he stamped his authority on the class with a devastating double win that helped pave his way to the World crown.
Slovakia was next up, and a couple of runner-up finishes in Gelnica saw Edmondson in complete control and not needing to hang it out as the series began to wind down in Hungary where he went four-three.
Following a break of over two months he then took the title at the final round in Germany in mid-October with three-four scores easily good enough for him to sew up the championship by ten points.
FIM Youth Enduro World Champion: 2022