Midwest Husaberg UK has expanded the race team to help support 8 riders during 2013. We will be competing in the Enduro World Championships with Jamie McCanney and Jane Daniels, the all the riders will contest the British Enduro & Sprint Enduro Championships, with the exception of Tom Church who will only contest the Sprints. The rider line up is:
Jamie McCanney - EWC, BEC, BESC Jane Daniels EWC, BEC, BESC Tom Church – BESC Arran Poolman – BEC, BESC Aaron Smith – BEC, BESC Tyson Maytom-Jones – BEC, BESC Lee Sealey – BEC, BESC Hannah Styles – BEC, BESC
In the 125cc Youth Cup 18 year old Manx youngster Jamie McCanney will return to the EWC trail having endured an injury plagued 2012 season. Close to winning on his EWC debut ride in Chile 12 months ago, Jamie has shown he has the speed to win but will need time in order to return to full fitness following shoulder surgery.
In the Enduro Women class Husaberg will support British racer Jane Daniels. Getting her first taste of EWC competition at last year’s GP of Italy, where she placed third on day one, Jane hopes to regularly challenge to top three results throughout the seasonghout the
Profession: Enduro Rider, Apprentice electrician
Other languages: English
Hobbies: Cycling, downhill, trials
Strength in races Yet to be decided
Bike: Husaberg TE 125 #68
Goals: Podium WEC Youth Championship, Top 3 British Enduro Championship outright
Jamie will be supported by Edinc BuyEnergyDrinks for the 2013 championship series and will be energised by the fully isotonic Battery Hydro energy drink. The properties of which will keep him going on the long hard enduro races.
British Enduro Championship Rounds 9 & 10
Natterjack, Liphook, Hants
Double Victories for Jamie McCanney & Jane Daniels
Fresh from their success at the EWC in France last week, both Jamie McCanney & Jane Daniels dominated their respective classes at the Natterjack British Enduro Championships. Heavy over night rain meant that the demanding deep sandy terrain would be even more challenging than usual. Winning all but one of the tests on both days, Jamie McCanney (Husaberg TE250) proved unbeatable. Jonny Walker (Red Bull KTM) proved to be the nearest challenger after switching back to riding the 300cc two stroke finishing second both days. Tom Sagar (KTM) claimed 3rd both days after fighting off challenges from Jordan Rose (TM), Jack Rowlands (Husqvarna) & Steve Holcombe (KTM). With one round remaining the BEC title will be decided between Jamie McCanney & Tom Sagar on November 24th at the Diss enduro. Jane Daniels also dominated the women’s class beating her closest rival by well over a minute on both days; in fact her times would have placed her in the top 10 clubman class! Lee Sealey (Husaberg TE125) finished 2nd & 3rd over the weekend to claim the Clubman championship title in his first year of BEC competition.
Enduro World Championship Rounds 13 & 14
St. Flour, France
Midwest Husaberg Riders on Top of the World
The final rounds of the Enduro World Championship took place at St. Flour, France. The medieval town located in the south would provide a very interesting finale to the 2014 season. Temperatures reached 35 degrees in the days leading up to the start but the forecast for the weekend was stormy with heavy rain, thunder & lightning. Jamie McCanney, already crowned Youth champion, was having his first ride in the junior class as preparation for next year. At the Friday night Super test Jamie was 1.39 seconds behind the fastest junior.
Day 1 started cool & foggy with a threat of rain and with 4 laps planned it would be a tough challenge for the riders. The cross test was first and Jamie immediatley showed his speed by setting the fastest time. After 2 laps Jamie was in 3rd position but then the storm arrived! Only 8 Junior riders reached the time control at the start of lap 3, the rest were stuck somewhere in the forest. Surrounded by helpless riders Jamie could not get to the time check along with the rest of the Junior and whole of the Youth class, unfortunately this meant Jamie was excluded. With even more storms overnight the course was reduced to just the cross test each lap.The course was very slippery so Jamie rode cautiously to begin with and was in 4th postion after 3 laps. With only 2 seconds separating 2nd to 4th place Jamie rode a brilliant last test and managed to claim 2nd. An excellent result in his first ever EWC Junior race! Jane Daniels had the best ever result during this tough event. Known for her riding skills and determination Jane revelled in these trecherous conditions to be the only women rider to finish on time on day 1 to win her first ever World championship race. In confident mood and with the course saturated by overnight storms, Jane continued her dominance of the womens class beating Laia Sainz by an incredable 50 seconds in the first test. With such a large margin Jane cruised her way to victory eventuall winning by 39 seconds. A fantastic acheivement for her and all who made this possible
British Enduro Championship Rounds 7 & 8
Abbey Enduro, Saints Well, Wales
2 Podium Finishes for Jamie McCanney in British Enduro Championship!
Mid-Wales was the venue for rounds 7 & 8 of the British Enduro championship which attracted a top class entry of riders including David Knight (Honda), Danny McCanney (Factory Gas Gas) & Jonny Walker (Red Bull KTM). Midwest Husaberg UK rider, Jamie McCanney (Husaberg TE250) was looking forward to the classic Welsh enduro with 3 special tests per lap. After brilliant sunshine the day before Saturday saw over cast skies & heavy rain make conditions very difficult. David Knight was in determined mood & liked the tough riding terrain winning all the tests but one which Jamie McCanney claimed by a few hundredths of a second. Up until the halfway point Jamie was in a close battle for second place with his brother Danny McCanney but Jamie managed to excel on the 10 minute enduro test eventually claim the runner up spot by 30 seconds from Danny. Steve Holcombe (KTM) was 4th, Jamie Lewis (Honda) 5th & Jonny Walker finished 6th. Over night rain meant the course was very wet to start on day 2. Unfortunately on the first special test of the day, Jamie McCanney slipped into a tree damaging his arm which caused some numbness in this arm for a lap. This resulted in a slightly lower position for him after the first lap, but he persevered to claim 3rd position overall by the end of the day. David Knight continued his dominance in the slippery conditions to again win all but one of the tests only to be beaten this time by Danny McCanney who claimed the 2nd position. 4th went to a consistent Jonny Walker followed by Jack Rowlands (Husqvarna) in 5th and Jamie Lewis completed the top 6. Jamie McCanney is now only 12 points behind leader Tom Sagar (KTM) with 3 races remaining!
There were also overall wins on both days for Midwest Husaberg UK riders, Jane Daniels in Woman’s class and Lee Sealey in Clubman class
Championship 1st David Knight (Honda), 2nd Jamie McCanney (Husaberg), 3rd Danny McCanney
Women 1st Jane Daniels (Husaberg), 2nd Katie Walker (KTM), 3rd Rhian George (Husaberg)
Clubman 1st Lee Sealey (Husaberg), Jack Staines (KTM), 3rd Andrew Bull (KTM
Championship 1st David Knight, 2nd Danny McCanney, 3rd Jamie McCanney
Women 1st Jane Daniels , 2nd Rhian George, 3rd Katie Walker
British Sprint Enduro Championship Rounds 6
Fantastic win for Jamie McCanney at BSEC
Round 6 of the British Sprint Enduro Championship took place at a new venue to the series at Westwood near Sheffield. The course was completely different to the previous venue being mainly woodland. Some rainfall leading up to and during the event meant the course was in perfect condition and would test the riders’ skills in the technical wooded sections. A summer break from competition in Europe meant this event attracted more international riders such as Fabien Planet (Factory Sherco), Matti Seistola (Factory Husqvarna), Danny McCanney (Factory Gas Gas), Jonny Walker (Factory KTM), Jamie McCanney (Factory Husaberg), Graham Jarvis (Factory Husaberg) as well as top UK enduro riders, Tom Sagar, Tom Church & Jamie Lewis. Jamie McCanney set the early fast pace closely followed by Fabien Planet, Matti Seistola, Tom Sagar, Jonny Walker & Danny McCanney. Jamie consistently produced the fastest times against a truly world class entry and impressively won the first 6 tests and opened up a leading margin of 24 seconds going into the last 2 tests. These were ‘back to back’ tests with no rest in between and saw Danny McCanney finally get to grips with the course and win them. This was just enough for him to gain 2nd place from Fabien Planet by 3 seconds. Jamie finished 3rd in these tests which was easily enough to give him his first overall win at the BSEC by a margin of 22 seconds. Tom Sagar rode well for 4th in front of Matti Seistola who made some mistakes. Jonny Walker rounded out the top 6 with Mark Roberts winning the battle for 7th from Tom Church by 3 seconds. In the Youth 125 class Lee Sealey rode well to finish 2nd overall. Jane Daniels & Hannah Styles made it a double podium for Midwest Husaberg riders in the Women’s class finishing 1st & 3rd respectively. Results Elite 1st Jamie McCanney (Husaberg), 2nd Danny McCanney (GasGas), 3rd Fabien Planet (Sherco), 4th Tom Sagar (KTM), 5th Matti Seistola (Husqvarna), 6th Jonny Walker (KTM), Mark Roberts (KTM), 8th Tom Church (Husaberg). Youth 125 Cup 1st Brad Freeman (KTM), 2nd Lee Sealey (Husaberg). Women 1st Jane Daniels (Husaberg), 2nd Katie Walker (KTM), 3rd Hannah Styles (Husaberg). Pics: Jonty
British Enduro Championship Rounds 5 & 6
First Win for Jamie McCanney in British Enduro Championship!
Championship 1st Tom Sagar (KTM), 2nd Jamie McCanney Husaberg, , 3rd Paul Edmondson (Honda
Women 1st Jane Daniels (Husaberg), 2nd Hanna Styles (Husaberg
Clubman 1st Jonathan Rowlands (Beta), 2nd Lee Sealey (Husaberg), 3rd Andrew Bull (KTM
Result Day 2
Championship 1st Jamie McCanney (Husaberg), 2nd Tom Sagar (KTM), 3rd Jamie Lewis (Honda)
Women 1st Jane Daniels (Husaberg), 2nd Katie Walker (KTM
Clubman 1st Andrew Bull (KTM), 2nd Lee Sealey (Husaberg), 3rd Jack Staines (KTM
Enduro World Championship Rounds 9 & 10
June 15th/16thBazau, Romania
Jamie McCanney is World Champion!
Results Day 1
Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Ben Herrera
Women 1st Laia Sanz Honda, 2nd Jessica Gardiner Sherco, 3rd Juliette Berrez
Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Ben Herrera
Women 1st Laia Sanz KTM, 2nd Jessica Gardiner Sherco, 3rd Jane Daniels Husaberg
Current Championship Standings
Youth 1st Jamie McCanney 194, 2nd Albin Elowson 144 , 3rd Ben Herrera 125
Women 1st Laia Sanz 100, 2nd Jessica Gardiner 94, 3rd Jane Daniels 88
Enduro World Championship Rounds 7 & 8
Torres Vedras, Portugal
Midwest Husaberg UK Riders on top of the World
Both Jamie McCanney and Jane Daniels have returned from a fortnight away in Spain and Portugal leading their respective classes in the World Enduro Championship! The weather in Portugal was in complete contrast to the hot temperatures of Spain. Cool temperatures of 15 degrees, heavy rain showers & strong winds greeted the riders and made it feel more like an event in the UK. The course was in contrast too with long, grassy special tests frequently watered by heavy showers made for ideal conditions. There was a Friday night Super test in the town centre and proved exciting for the thousands of locals who turned up to watch. Jamie McCanney rode faultlessly on Day 1 to win all but two of the 13 special tests and eventually win by an impressive 1 minute 18 seconds. On Day 2 Jamie made a few small mistakes which cost him some valuable time but still won his class by over 30 seconds which is still very impressive. This made a very satisfactory end to the event and meant he won all 4 of the days in his class. On Day 1 in the Women’s class, Jane Daniels found the fast flowing and jumpy sections of the MX test not to her liking and lost too much time to her rivals early on. Despite this she only lost out on the win by just over 9 seconds. Day 2 saw the return of reining Women’s Enduro Champ Laia Sanz, who dominated the day with a winning margin of nearly 3 minutes. This left a close battle between Jessica Gardiner, Geraldine Fournel and Jane Daniels for the rest of the podium places. With Jane still loosing too much time on the MX test she was to finish in 4th. However this left Jane leading the Women’s class after 4 days. The next events are in Romania on 15/16th June and Greece on 22/23rd June.
Results Day 1 Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Oliver Nelson Husaberg Women 1st Audrey Rossat KTM, 2nd Jane Daniels Husaberg, 3rd Juliette Berrez Yamaha
Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Dawid Ciucci KTM Women 1st Laia Sanz KTM, 2nd Jessica Gardiner Sherco, 3rd Geraldine Fournel Husaberg, 4th Jane Daniels Husaberg
Current Championship Standings
Youth 1st Jamie McCanney 154, 2nd Albin Elowson 110 , 3rd Ben Herrera 102
Women 1st Jane Daniels 62, 2nd Laia Sanz 60, 3rd Jessica Gardiner 60
Enduro World Championship Rounds 5 & 6
Puerto Lumbreras, Spain.
4 Podium Places for Midwest Husaberg UK Riders
The World Enduro Championship returned to Europe for the first time this year after the early trip to South America in March. The small town of Puerto Lumbreras on the South East coast of Spain was to be the venue for the action. The dry, arrid conditions would mean this was going to be a tough event for the riders and with temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius; it would be a survival of the fittest. Following his success in South America, Jamie McCanney, continued to grow in confidence and dominate the event by winning on both days. “I managed to open up a good lead on day one and even with a big mistake I was able to hold on for victory. The conditions were tough, especially on a 125, but everything worked out well. Day two was harder, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do two more laps mid-way through the day, but I just kept pushing and got another win. It’s been great to get a double class win,” said 18 year old McCanney. This event was the start of the Women’s EWC, and after a couple of races last year, Jane Daniels was competing in her first full season. In the build up to this event Jane had suffered ligament damage to her knee and a fractured arm so her fitness was always going to be in doubt. Despite this the 19 year proved she has the ability to succeed at the highest level and achieved 2nd and 3rd places. Jane said, “Considering all the injuries I’ve had leading into this race I’m pretty made up to have finished on the podium. This was really the first time I raced in quite a while. On day one I found it hard to switch into race mode but as the day progressed I began to figure things out again. Day two was more or less the same as day one, but by the end of the day the track was in a mess. There was no flow and it was either riding through a hole or powder rut. It’s definitely been one of the toughest races I’ve done so I’m happy to have made it to the podium” Pictures: J.Edmunds
Results Day 1 Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Matteo Bresolin KTM Women 1st Laia Sanz KTM, 2nd Jane Daniels Husaberg, 3rd Juliette Berrez Yamaha Day 2Youth 1st Jamie McCanney Husaberg, 2nd Albin Elowson Husaberg, 3rd Dawid Ciucci KTM Women 1st Laia Sanz KTM, 2nd Jessica Gardiner Sherco, 3rd Jane Daniels Husaberg
Current Championship Standings
Youth 1st Jamie McCanney 114, 2nd Ben Herrera 95, 3rd Albin Elowson 76.
Women 1st Laia Sanz 40, 2nd Jane Daniels 32, 3rd Jessica Gardiner 30
March 2013 : Argentina
Enduro World Championship GP Rnd 2
The second and final stop of the Enduro World Championship’s two-event tour of South America has ended with Pela Renet, Joakim Ljunggren and Jamie McCanney all claiming podium results at the GP of Argentina. With the championship now heading back to Europe Renet and Ljunggren hold second in the Enduro 2 and Enduro 3 classes respectively while McCanney leads the 125 Youth Cup classification.
Without question one of the Husaberg team’s stand out performances came from 125 Youth Cup class rider Jamie McCanney. Cautiously making his way through the GP of Chile, Jamie went after victory in Argentina and managed to claim the win on both days. In doing so he moves to the top of the 125 Youth Cup championship standings. I was too cautious in Chile, but I could see that the tests would suit me a lot more here in Argentina so I went for it much more,” explained Jamie after the event. “I was hoping to get a win and ended up getting two, which is great. I felt good on the first day, but also made a few mistakes. I’d made a good start to the day so my mistakes didn't cost me too much. It was great to win.
“Day two also started really well. I had something like a 40 second lead half way through the day, but then lost 25 seconds on the penultimate lap. I made a real mess of things because I lost my concentration. I was able to get the win on both days after five hours of riding this winter following my shoulder operation. With more time to prepare I’m really looking forward to the next round of the series.”
MARCH 2013 : Chile
Enduro World Championship GP
It was hot, dry and very dusty yet ended with the Husaberg Factory Racing Team claiming their best ever results at the opening round of the Enduro World Championship
In the Enduro Youth Cup class Jamie McCanney made a successful return to competition following shoulder surgery during the winter to place as runner-up in on both days. “I’m satisfied with how I rode this weekend and ending both days on the podium in second is a great start to the season. I’d only ridden for about four hours before coming to Chile. I didn’t know what to expect. Last year I ended it in hospital so this year I was determined just to finish. I felt like I had more speed but my main goal was to score some solid points. Aside from a couple of crashes with slower riders my weekend went to plan. With a bit more bike time I know I can start to push for race wins again.”
1. Benjamin Herrera (TM) 1.08:57.92; 2. Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) 1.10:00.17; 3. Henrique Nogueira (TM) 1.12:52.28; 4. Nicolas Trainini (Husaberg) 1.12:56.35; 5. Jesper Borjesson (Husaberg) 1.12:58.33; 7. Albin Elowson (Husaberg) 1.14:27.16; 11. Ian Salazar (Husaberg) 1.26:10.03
1. Benjamin Herrera (TM) 1.07:00.93; 2. Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) 1.07:00.93; 3. Albin Elowson (Husaberg) 1.10:09.46; 4. Matteo Bresolin (KTM) 1.11:09.73; 5. Dawid Ciucci (KTM) 1.11:17.44; 7. Jesper Bjoresson (Husaberg) 1.12:56.27; 9. Nicolas Trainini (Husaberg) 1.14:24.45