Gas Gas’s Danny McCanney has won the Under 23 title in the 2012 British Sprint Enduro Championship. After two undisputed wins in the final rounds held at Canada Heights, Kent at the weekend, McCanney is the clear winner of what has been the hottest-contested title in the series.
McCanney also celebrated number one status as the top performing rider across all classes in the series, consistently placing top-three outright, and recording two outright wins.
The final round of the series held at the legendary motocross venue Canada Heights proved an excellent closer to the BSEC series, with a course that was a mix of the motocross track and trail through the surrounding woodland. As ever, McCanney was on top form to take his two wins and placing second fastest overall to visiting world enduro star Matti Seistola.
Danny McCanney: “This weekend was the best I’ve ridden all year. I’ve had a three-week break from competing and so I came back hungry to win. I didn’t actually expect to do so well, as the course featured a lot of motocross elements which would favour some of my rivals, but I felt good, everything flowed, I had no issues.
“My bike is a major part of that success – we’ve been refining the fine-tune set-up on the new Gas Gas EC300 Racing since the beginning of the year and it’s so good right now. All I did through the weekend was to change the front tyre to suit the changing conditions, it was perfect – a championship winning machine. I couldn’t want for more!”
Steve Plain, Gas Gas UK team manager: “We’ve had a great weekend. Jonty Edmunds and his BSEC team put on a fantastic last event to cap-off on an excellent series. We even had good weather.
“Danny was brilliant, the bike ran perfect. Some weekends you can’t help but feel the joy – we come racing for days like these. And another championship won – job done!”
Danny McCanney’s next race is, by entry numbers alone, the biggest fixture in the British enduro calendar – the Welsh Two Day Enduro, starting in Llandrindod Wells this Thursday-Friday (June 21-22).
(images courtesy of GMC Events/Llewelyn Pavey)