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Double victory for Danny McCanney in the opening round of the Spanish Enduro Championship

The Spanish Enduro Championship has started really well for the interests of Gas Gas with two victories for Danny McCanney in Enduro 3, which makes him the leader.
March 3rd 2013
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The young rider from the Isle of Man and spearhead of the 'School of Champions' has been the great revelation in Santiago de Compostela on a date opening two days of scheduled competition.

The handlebars of the Gas Gas EC 300 R, saw McCanney win against riders like Perez de la Torre, Correia and Ljunggren. In the same category Rodrig Thain was sixth on the first day, fully adapted to his new bike. Today the Frenchman has been closer to McCanney and finished second, and the double win for Gas Gas in E3. McCanney and Thain were second and third respectively in the scratch classification and have set sail for France to compete in the final round of the Indoor SuperEnduro, where the British rider could proclaim Junior World Champion.

The ‘School of Champions’ begins to bear fruit

The riders of the Gas Gas School of Champions have begun to reap results in Junior Open. If yesterday the Chilean Diego "Toro" Rojas rose to the podium, today he has won his first victory ahead of experienced riders in this championship such as Kirian Mirabet and Ramon Quer. In this category, it is worth mentioning the success of Stephen Lanz with fourth and sixth place with the brand new EC 125 R, and the competition debut of Oscar Bethancourt.

The misfortune of the weekend went to Arnau Solà and Jose Luis Martinez, whose participation was ended ahead of schedule by two physical setbacks. In Enduro 1 Solà had a fall that affected his recently recovered shoulder injury. And Jose Luis Martinez Enduro 2 was afflicted by a blow to the foot from a stone that prevented him from continuing.

Great representation for Gas Gas in Galicia

The great success of the Gas Gas Enduro Challenge with competition assistance and service has benefited many Gas Gas riders who have participated in the inaugural event of the championship. To emphasize the participation of Paco Izquierdo, with first place in the Masters category and Constantino Perez on the podium in the senior category B 2T, among others.


"It was an easy race after coming this weekend before the first English championship, I'm very happy with my riding on the Gas Gas 300 and my results and I want to thank the team for their hard work. Now I am thinking about the next race of super enduro in France"


"It was a good weekend for me, with this race we were doing the last tests on the bike before heading to Chile and Argentina. I'm very pleased with how the bike is working and I want to thank my mechanic Stephan and all the work being done by the Team"


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