Jamie McCanney Unable To Finish GP Of Trentino
Following a fall while battling for the Enduro 1 class victory, Jamie McCanney was unable to score any championship points at the GP of Trentino. Suffering a shoulder dislocation as a result of the crash, the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider will take advantage of the two-month break in the 2018 FIM Enduro World Championship and aim to return to competition at the next round of the series, at the end of August.
Entering round five of the championship tied in points with Brad Freeman, Yamaha's Jamie McCanney was determined to battle for his fifth Enduro 1 class victory of the season in Italy. Posting the second fastest time during the short opening SuperTest on Friday, the WR250F mounted rider McCanney showed impressive form in the opening part of Saturday's main race.
Putting in three consistent performances during the morning motocross tests, McCanney headed to the afternoon enduro tests in second and closely following Freeman. Reducing his 11-second gap to less than one-second, Jamie suffered a crash in the penultimate enduro test.
Dislocating his left shoulder, Jamie was taken to the nearby hospital in Arco for further treatment. Released from hospital a few hours later, Jamie will soon start an extensive period of rehabilitation with the goal of returning to action at round six of the series on August 31 to September 2.
Alexandre Kowalski - Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team director
"We are disappointed with the outcome of this GP for Jamie, but crashes are an inevitable part of racing. Jamie was having a great race until the moment he crashed. He entered the second part of the race 11 seconds behind Freeman and he managed to reduce the gap to less than a second. Enjoying a good speed in the enduro test, we were all confident he had what it takes to battle for the Enduro 1 class victory. Transported to the nearest hospital in Arco, he got the necessary treatment and he has now entered his rehab phase. We are all looking forward to seeing Jamie back racing with our team."