Solid Double Runner-Up Result For McCanney In Estonia
Continuing his strong run of form at this year's Enduro 1 World Championship, Jamie McCanney has wrapped up a demanding GP of Estonia with two solid runner-up class results. Battling through the pain following a crash early on day one, the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider managed to retain his provisional lead in the class points standings.
Taking place around the Estonian capital of Tallinn, round four of the 2018 FIM Enduro World Championship included a mixture of a long enduro test with the addition of a sandy motocross test and a spectacular extreme test. For Yamaha's official representative in the 250cc category McCanney, the weekend started with the Manxman posting the second-best time in the short opening SuperTest.
Looking forward to the long weekend of racing Jamie was left with a mountain to climb following a fall in the opening special test on Saturday morning. Losing more than 30 seconds to his rivals as a result of the fall, Jamie also had to battle through intense pain on his wrist and back throughout the remainder of the weekend.
With the pain making it impossible for the young rider to show his true potential, Jamie remained focused on securing the biggest amount of points for the championship. Using his experience in enduro racing to his advantage, the WR250F powered rider was able to secure the runner-up spot on both days in the Enduro 1 category.
Tied for points at the top of the Enduro 1 World Championship standings with Brad Freeman, McCanney retains the provisional lead in the series as a result of the four class victories the Yamaha Racing rider has earned so far in 2018.
Jamie McCanney and the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team return to action in Pietramurata, Italy for round five of the 2018 Enduro World Championship on June 29/30.
Jamie McCanney - Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider
2nd Day 1 / 2nd Day 2
"Coming into Estonia I was looking for some more winning results. Unfortunately, a big crash in the opening test on day one made it all more difficult and from then on it was all about salvaging as much points as possible for the championship. Following the crash on Saturday I suffered pain on my wrist and my back and had to ride through the pain throughout the weekend. All things considered, getting two runner-up results in the class is a really good result. This was a tough weekend for me and I'm happy to get away with a good collection of points for the Enduro 1 championship. Injuries and having to ride through the pain is always part of enduro racing and for me I'm glad I pulled it off and managed to wrap up the weekend with two strong results. It's onwards and upwards from here and I'm looking forward to the coming GP in Italy."