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McCanney on the podium again

06:10 31st August 2012 by Ray Chuss - Editor Online @chussy
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McCanney on the podium again

Danny McCanney put in two very strong performances at the Swedish round of the Enduro World
Championship in Sweden at the weekend, placing fourth on day one and second on day two
– his second runner-up and fifth podium finish of the season. McCanney maintains his third place
standing in the Junior world championship.

In fact McCanney was only one crash away from placing second on both days, but a crash in the
enduro test on lap two of day one cost the Manxman nearly a minute and this pushed him down
from the runner-up position to number four.
Danny McCanney: “I’ve enjoyed this weekend, only that one mistake cost me
dear. I’m very happy though as I was able to set fastest times on the cross test and
sometimes was only two or three seconds off the leader in the enduro test. I could
still be a bit more competitive in the extreme tests but I’m getting there. Again, my
Gas Gas EC300 Racing was fault-free all weekend, it does everything I ask of it and it
makes the job that much easier.”

Steve Plain, Gas Gas UK team manager: “An excellent performance again from
Danny this weekend, he’s had a long time off the bike over the summer as the British
championship rounds got cancelled, so he was race-rusty coming here. But he clicked-
in straight away and but for the crash we’d have had a double podium.

“Despite setting fastest times on the cross tests I’d say Danny’s most impressive
performances this weekend were on the enduro test. This one was very very long,
13-minutes or so – which is a lot of miles to remember and cover at speed – and
he came out of these so very close to the Bellino, the championship leader. Danny’s
also outpaced his other rival, Manzi, this weekend and his speed is getting closer to
Bellino. He’s still improving – and that’s a great positive for the future.”

McCanney’s next race is round seven of the 2012 Enduro World Championship in Finland on
September 1-2.

(Image courtesy of ABC Communication)

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