Double for Danny in opening rounds of British Enduro Championship

Danny McCanney

Danny McCanney

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Danny McCanney got off to a winning start in the 2014 ACU British Enduro Championships at Tetbury, Glos at the weekend.

Recording Beta’s first ever success in the series, he dominated Saturday’s opening round by winning all nine special tests on his 300cc two-stroke machine.

having ridden on the side of caution in the damp and slippery conditions on day one, he admitted that he was perhaps over-careful on sunday on a similar course when weather conditions were considerably better.

That said, he did take a tumble on the motocross test that cost him about 10 seconds.

This lost him the test, but he again won overall by a reduced margin of 14 seconds from KTM’s Tom Sagar.

With his brother Jamie injured, and multiple British champion David Knight not contesting the BEC, Daniel was the only Isle of Man competitor in the main championship class.

‘Coming away with a double win and a first victory for Beta in the British Enduro Championship is more than I could have hoped for,’ said Danny, back home in the island yesterday.

‘Overall, the weekend went well with no major problems. On day two I didn’t have things my own way during the morning but I was able to improve and get stronger as the day progressed.’

More on Danny’s success in Thursday’s Manx Independent.

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