The Enduro World Championship visits Spain after starting the season in South America. Thus, after the races at Talca and San Juan, it’s time for the town of Puerto Lumbreras Murcia, where the Gas Gas riders have presented the new Factory Replica.
The first day of the GP of Spain event has tested riders and machines in a very technically demanding course, and despite this, the new Gas Gas EC Factory Replica has finished the race without mechanical problems.
The Gas Gas rider who has obtained the best results is again Britain’s Danny McCanney, who could not reach the podium after a couple of crashes during the first round, resulting in a lot of wasted time compared to his rivals. In the second round he rode with greater ease, recovering several positions in the interim. In the Special test, dust has hindered his comeback attempts, having to settle for fourth position in the first day of the GP of Spain. Also in the Junior category, the Chilean rider Diego Rojas, another member of the Gas Gas School of Champions in which he progresses in each race, finished in 12th place. The other two Gas Gas riders from the program to support young hopefuls competing in the Youth Cup category have ended the day slightly lower positions: Esteban Lanz was 12th and Tomer Saphira, 14th.
“In the first round I have taken some precautions, without riding strong, but I have fallen twice in the Enduro Test, losing time and ending at a position far behind. The second round went better; I found more rhythm and have recovered. In the other, the ground was very degraded: the dust hid the sand whoops and stones, which was much more difficult to stay on the bike. Overall I’m happy, because I have done good things, but I could have been better”.
Results, GP Spain. Day 1
1. Matthew Phillips 1:00’01.83
2. Mario Román a 27.65
3. Giacomo Redondi 30.50
4. Danny McCanney (Gas Gas) a 1’06.50
12. Diego Rojas (Gas Gas) a 3’46.68
1. Jamie McCanney 1:02’26.16
2. Albin Elowson a 1’08.58
3. Matteo Bresolin a 2’02.64
12. Esteban Lanz (Gas Gas) a 9’35.16
14. Tomer Saphira (Gas Gas) a 12’34.45