Going from strength to strength aboard his Yamaha WR250F, Jamie McCanney has claimed an impressive Enduro 2 class victory on the second day of racing at a hot and dusty EnduroGP of Hungary. Earning valuable championship points the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider is now third and just one-point from second in the Enduro 2 World Championship standings.
Taking place in Paradfürdo, north of Budapest, round four of the 2017 FIM EnduroGP World Championship saw competitors battle with heat and dry and dusty Hungarian terrain. Fast and consistent aboard his WR250F, McCanney was a strong contender for Enduro 2 class victory throughout both days of racing.
Posting the fourth best time in the 250cc class during the short opening Super Test on Friday evening, Jamie entered the first full day of racing in Hungary looking for nothing less than the top step of the podium. Kicking off day one on a high, the Manxman posted top three times in eight out of 10 special tests for the day. Pushing his rivals hard until the finish, Jamie wrapped up day one in third and less than four seconds behind the winner.
Determined to battle for the top of the E2 podium on day two, Jamie found himself in the lead right after the start of the second lap. Putting in a fast and consistent ride, Yamaha’s official representative in the 250cc class ended up winning the day with a clear margin of 11 seconds over runner-up Josep Garcia.
With third on day one and a win on day two, Jamie collected 45 valuable championship points and is now just one-point behind second-placed Eero Remes in the Enduro 2 World Championship standings.
Jamie McCanney and the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team return to action in Grevena, Greece, at round five of the 2017 Enduro World Championship on July 1/2.
He said: “We’ve been battling for the win since the start of the year and it always went down to the last test. I’m really happy I managed to make it happen on the second day of racing here in Hungary. The event started quite well for me and I showed the speed was there. We had a good battle throughout the day with Garcia and Remes and it all went down to the line. I rode more on the cautious side so I ended up getting third on day one. Finishing day one less than five seconds away from a potential win gave me the extra motivation to give it all I had on day two. I pushed hard from the start on Sunday and managed to come out on top. It’s been a tough GP and I’m happy I kept it steady and got some good points for the championship.”