Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team Form Strong Squad For 2017 EnduroGP Campaign
Following a highly successful debut season of FIM Enduro World Championship competition the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team are set to battle for top honours in 2017 with a strong line-up of two riders competing across both the newly formed EnduroGP and Enduro 2 championships. Frenchman Loic Larrieu is joined by Manxman Jamie McCanney representing the team in the newly revised Enduro 2 class.
2017 will mark Loic Larrieu's second year aboard the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team's WR450F machine. Claiming two class victories and a total of eight top three results in 2016 to secure third in the Enduro 2 World Championship the Frenchman is fired up for more podium topping success in 2017.
The Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team is also excited to announce the addition of Britain's Jamie McCanney to their rider line-up for 2017. Rising to the top of the junior scene after winning both the FIM Youth Cup title and the Enduro Junior championship, the 23-year-old rider endured a challenging debut senior season in 2016. Missing five GPs due to injury he nevertheless wrapped up the year with four Enduro 1 class podium results and an impressive third in the Enduro 2 class at the ISDE in Spain. For 2017 Jamie will race Yamaha's WR250F in the revised 250cc Enduro 2 class.
The nine-round-long 2017 FIM Enduro World Championship kicks off on March 25/26 with the GP of Finland taking place in Paijanne, Helsinki.
Marc Bourgeois Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team Manager
"I couldn't be happier with our line-up of riders for 2017. After a fantastic debut season in Enduro World Championship competition, we're expanding our involvement with three riders across the EnduroGP and Enduro 2 classes. Getting two victories and finishing third in 2016, Loic Larrieu is aiming for the title in 2017. Loic will contest the EnduroGP category in 2017. Jamie McCanney, this is going to be his second year with Yamaha. Despite his young age Jamie is a mature racer who has the potential to fight for the Enduro 2 World Championship in 2017."
Calendar 2017 FIM Enduro World Championship
25/26 March: GP of Finland - Helsinki - Paijanne
22/23 April: GP of Spain - Puerto Lumbreras
27/28 May: GP of Italy - Spoleto
24/25 June: GP of Hungary - Paradfurdo
01/02 July: GP of Slovakia - Puchov
22/23 July: GP of Portugal - Castelo Branco
23/24 September: GP of United-Kingdom - Hawkstone Park
7/8 October: GP of Argentina - Tucuman
21/22 October: GP of Germany - Zschoppau