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Enduro World Championship Rounds 5 & 6
Puerto Lumbreras, Spain.
The World Enduro Championship returned to Europe for the first time this year after the early trip to South America in March. The small town of Puerto Lumbreras on the South East coast of Spain was to be the venue for the action. The dry, arid conditions would mean this was going to be a tough event for the riders and with temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius; it would be a survival of the fittest. Following his success in South America, Jamie McCanney, continued to grow in confidence and dominate the event by winning on both days.
I managed to open up a good lead on day one and even with a big mistake I was able to hold on for victory. The conditions were tough, especially on a 125, but everything worked out well. Day two was harder, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do two more laps mid-way through the day, but I just kept pushing and got another win. It’s been great to get a double class win, said 18 year old McCanney.
This event was the start of the Women’s EWC, and after a couple of races last year, Jane Daniels was competing in her first full season. In the build up to this event Jane had suffered ligament damage to her knee and a fractured arm so her fitness was always going to be in doubt. Despite this the 19 year proved she has the ability to succeed at the highest level and achieved 2nd and 3rd places. Jane said,
Considering all the injuries I’ve had leading into this race I’m pretty made up to have finished on the podium. This was really the first time I raced in quite a while. On day one I found it hard to switch into race mode but as the day progressed I began to figure things out again. Day two was more or less the same as day one, but by the end of the day the track was in a mess. There was no flow and it was either riding through a hole or powder rut. It’s definitely been one of the toughest races I’ve done so I'm happy to have made it to the podium
- Day 1
- Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Matteo Bresolin KTM
- Women 1st Laia Sanz KTM, 2nd Jane Daniels Husaberg, 3rd Juliette Berrez Yamaha
- Day 2
- Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Dawid Ciucci KTM
- Women 1st Laia Sanz KTM, 2nd Jessica Gardiner Sherco, 3rd Jane Daniels Husaberg
- Current Championship Standings
- Youth 1st Jamie McCanney 114, 2nd Ben Herrera 95, 3rd Albin Elowson 76.
- Women 1st Laia Sanz 40, 2nd Jane Daniels 32, 3rd Jessica Gardiner 30.
While at rounds 1 & 2 of the ACU British Enduro Sprint Series Enduro21 took the chance to interview Jamie McCanney. Read the full article on the Enduro21 website,
Also take a look at the Video of Rounds 1 and 2,
Official highlights from rounds one and two of the 2013 Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship.
Midwest Husaberg UK has expanded the race team to help support 8 riders during 2013. We will be competing in the Enduro World Championships with Jamie McCanney and Jane Daniels, the all the riders will contest the British Enduro & Sprint Enduro Championships, with the exception of Tom Church who will only contest the Sprints.
The rider line up is:
- Jamie McCanney - EWC, BEC, BESC
- Jane Daniels EWC, BEC, BESC
- Tom Church – BESC
- Arran Poolman – BEC, BESC
- Aaron Smith – BEC, BESC
- Tyson Maytom-Jones – BEC, BESC
- Lee Sealey – BEC, BESC
- Hannah Styles – BEC, BESC
The team would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for the help they have pledged during 2013 and we hope to bring you a successful season. In the 125cc Youth Cup 18 year old Manx youngster Jamie McCanney will return to the EWC trail having endured an injury plagued 2012 season. Close to winning on his EWC debut ride in Chile 12 months ago, Jamie has shown he has the speed to win but will need time in order to return to full fitness following shoulder surgery. In the Enduro Women class Husaberg will support British racer Jane Daniels. Getting her first taste of EWC competition at last year’s GP of Italy, where she placed third on day one, Jane hopes to regularly challenge to top three results throughout the season.
Lossiemouth, Elgin, Scotland
With the whole of the UK still covered in snow drifts from the previous week there was doubt that the event would go ahead. This was not the case for Lossiemouth in the far north east of Scotland were it was dry and sunny. After 11 hours of driving and a long 550 mile road trip the Midwest Husaberg UK enduro team arrived for the first round of the British Enduro Championship. The course was set in a forest with part of the special test on the beach. Good weather prevailed all weekend and after a slight alteration to the course at the request of the traffic police the riders were in for a tough event. The special test was all sand and soon became very rough which required 100% concentration from the riders. Only arriving back from South America mid-week whilst on Enduro World Championship duties, Jamie McCanney was in good form and used every amount of power from his tiny 125cc Husaberg 2 stroke engine to get within 1 second of a podium place against competitors on much larger capacity 4 stroke engines. Easily winning the E1 class out right on both days Jamie was 4th overall on both days. New team member for 2013, 16 year old Lee Sealey, had his introduction to British Enduro with a well deserved 1st and 2nd in the E1 Clubman class aboard his Husaberg 125. In the Expert class riding for the first time a FE501 Husaberg, Aaron Smith easily won the E3 class and Tyson Maytom-Jones was 7th in E2. New for 2013 are 2 women riders Jane Daniels and Hannah Styles competing, and after winning the first 2 tests Jane lost control after hitting a tree stump which damaged her knee. Hannah competing in her first BEC showed determination to carry on and finish in 4th on the first day but a trip over the handlebars caused early retirement from the event on the second day. Championship class rider Arran Poolman suffered a big crash on the second test of day 1 which de-tuned him for the whole weekend but he carried on to finish 6th and 5th in E2.
San Juan, Argentina
Without question one of the Husaberg team's stand out performances came from 125 Youth Cup class rider Jamie McCanney. Cautiously making his way through the GP of Chile, Jamie went after victory in Argentina and managed to claim the win on both days. In doing so he moves to the top of the 125 Youth Cup championship standings. I was too cautious in Chile, but I could see that the tests would suit me a lot more here in Argentina so I went for it much more," explained Jamie after the event.
I was hoping to get a win and ended up getting two, which is great. I felt good on the first day, but also made a few mistakes. I'd made a good start to the day so my mistakes didn't cost me too much. It was great to win. Day two also started really well. I had something like a 40 second lead half way through the day, but then lost 25 seconds on the penultimate lap. I made a real mess of things because I lost my concentration. I was able to get the win on both days after five hours of riding this winter following my shoulder operation. With more time to prepare I'm really looking forward to the next round of the series.
Enduro World Championship, GP of Argentina, day one
Enduro Youth Cup
- Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) 57.13:24;
- Benjamin Herrera (TM) 57.47:57;
- Dawid Ciucci (Husaberg) 57.51:12;
- Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) 56.21:65;
- Dawid Ciucci (Husaberg) 56.38:45;
- Benjamin Herrera (TM) 56.48:64;
- Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) 74pts;
- Benjamin Herrera (TM) 72pts;
- Dawid Ciucci (Husaberg) 43pts;
- Albin Elowson (Husaberg) 42pts
Pictures: Jonty Edmunds
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