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Danny McCanney and Gas Gas are proclaimed SuperEnduro Junior World Champions

Great success this weekend for Gas Gas with the young Briton Danny McCanney in Tours by winning the title of World Champion in Junior SuperEnduro.

March 8th 2012
Tours, France

The youngster from the Isle of Man, a shining example of the Gas Gas School of Champions, has achieved his first world title for 2013 after a third place overall at the Parc Expo of Tours, France, in the final round of the World Championship of SuperEnduro. Danny McCanney has taken his Gas Gas EC 300 R to the top of the podium after winning the championship, a second position in the initial race in Lodz (Poland), a major victory in Barcelona (Spain) and this third place, with the same points as the runner-up in the last round of the championship.

In this French city, McCanney finished in third place in the first final, while in the last race has finished second behind the winner of the night, the Italian rider Redondi.

This final race has not been without some emotion and errors for the Brit who was a bit nervous in this last race. The Briton, who finished third in the first race. He could not get off the podium because in the last race, if the Pole Szymkowski finished ahead, he would lose the title. This has occurred at a stage of the race and forced McCanney to fight back, finally crossing the finish line second, which gave him the Junior SuperEnduro title.

The knock-out punch in this JRWC happened in the Barcelona round as he was the winner in both races, and this is where he clinched the points lead in the provisional Junior championship, ahead of the second-placed Polish rider Szymkowski, with a comfortable 12-point difference overall.

The Junior SuperEnduro World title is the best result for this young Gas Gas rider so far, besides getting different titles in Britain, he has won the European Enduro title in 2010.

Danny McCanney: "I came to this last race knowing I could win the championship, but also lose it if I made mistakes, however small they were. And the nerves came. The workouts were good, but in the race I made some mistakes, enough. I started very nervous and had several falls, especially in the final, coming from behind. I needed a second, but I took a fall to ninth position. Fortunately, I gave everything to come back and finished second. I am very happy with the bike, with the team ... This is my first world title and everything is going perfect. It was a great workout for the World Cup starting next week. And we've worked hard for it. It will be a long championship and I hope to be in front."

Laia Sanz Demonstration
Moreover, in Tours, motor racing fans have been enjoying a new demonstration of the qualities of Laia Sanz. The Gas Gas rider, World Champion of the Women's Enduro, has been victorious on the easier course open to the girls of Enduro, winning comfortably in the two heats complementing the World SuperEnduro which involved A total of eight women. Laia has lapped all riders.

Thain, focused on the opening round of the World Enduro Championship in Chile
The Gas Gas rider participation was completed with the Frenchman, Rodrig Thain signing with the brand for this season. The signing of the Frenchman for the World SuperEnduro was anecdotal, since not having played the riden the whole series, the chances of achieving good rankings were not very high. In addition, the course of this last round, with a point of danger and a week away from starting the Enduro World Championship in Chile, helped the Arras rider to make the decide not to risk injury and withdrew from the race.

1. Giacomo Redondi, 37;
2. Pawel Szymkowski, 31;
3. Danny McCanney (Gas Gas), 31;
4. Johan Edlund, 25;
5. Magnus Thor, 19.

Final Championship EJWC:
1. Danny McCanney (Gas Gas), 101;
2. Pawel Szymkowski, 89;
3. Giacomo Redondi, 88;
4. Johan Edlund, 25;
5. Magnus Thor, 19.

1. Laia Sanz (Gas Gas);
2. Jane Daniels;
3. Samantha Tichet;
4. Geraldine Fournel;
5. Valerie Roche (Gas Gas).


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