McCanney on the podium at DYFI Enduro 2011


He maintains his lead in the E3 championship and lies third in the outright championship. The final rounds of the 2011 British Enduro Championship will take place at the Natterjack Enduro in Hampshire on September 24-25.

Danny McCanney: “David Knight came back this weekend and we quickly found out we were all racing for second place! The weather played a part as well, there was a lot of rain beforehand and it rained all through day one. The 25-mile course held up well enough, being a stoney base, but the special test (there was only the one) was on farm land and this rutted up quite badly. It was a long and technical one with plenty of opportunity for disaster.

“I was gutted to lose second place for day one when I crashed on the very last test of the day, I had a good buffer going in, but that turned into a half-second deficit. Somehow I managed to do the same thing on day two – crashing on the last test – this time losing third place. I’m very happy with my CC300, no issues whatsoever there, I just need to stay on the thing!"

Steve Plain, Gas Gas team manager : “Danny was on top form again this weekend. His two crashes cost him dear, but we can understand these. Danny is only in his first full season of the championship, he’s young and he’s striving to find his optimum speed. He’s shown he can be as fast – faster, even – than everyone in BEC, but he knows he needs to be faster still to race with the likes of Knighter and to go on to world level races. When you understand this level of ambition then you understand that the crashes are part of the process. Even so, he’s achieving what we set out to do, leading the E3 class, and top-three outright.”

Danny McCanney’s next race is the European Enduro Championship final round in France, September 16-18 where he’s defending his lead in the Junior competition and lies third outright.

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