Enduro World Championship: McCanney claims maiden win

Danny McCanney

Danny McCanney has claimed his first Enduro World Championship victory in Finland as David Knight crashes on a day of mixed fortunes for Manx riders.

McCanney, 20, finished runner-up to championship leader Mathias Bellino on the opening day before recording his first EWC victory on day two.

The GAS-GAS rider said: "It's an amazing feeling to have won a race in what is only my first season of EWC."

The result leaves McCanney in third place in the overall standings.

David Knight
David Knight crashed in the E3 class

Fellow Manx rider Alex Rockwell also finished on the podium on day two in third.

McCanney continued: "I've been trying hard for a result like this and finally it's happened. With both Alex and Jamie also getting podiums it's turned out to be a perfect weekend racing."

Meanwhile, four-time world champion David Knight crashed early on day one of the E3 Class and spent the following day in hospital as a precautionary measure.

A spokesman for KTM said: "He's OK now thankfully, the worry was that he might have had some internal injuries - but he is looking good."

Elsewhere, Jamie McCanney claimed two second place finishes in the Youth Cup 125cc series to move fifth in the overall standings.

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