McCanney and Rauchenecker Lead Rockstar Energy Husqvarna in Sweden

Tough but rewarding Swedish GP for Husqvarna’s Enduro 1 riders

June 19, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Marking the start of the second half of the 2016 Enduro World Championship the GP of Sweden brought yet more wet and challenging conditions for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. With the recent GP of Finland offering a welcomed break from mud races, in Sweden it was back to wet weather and plenty of mud.

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Danny McCanney – 2016 Enduro World Championship, Round 5

Enduro 1 teammates Danny McCanney and Pascal Rauchenecker battled their way through the tough Swedish conditions to each finish on the podium. McCanney was the first to earn a top-three result, placing third at the end of the first day’s competition. Steadily returning to form following his off-season knee surgery, Danny, like all riders, made a number of mistakes during the first day but nevertheless claimed a well-deserved third place result. Just one place behind McCanney, Pascal Rauchenecker placed fourth.

On day two McCanney again seemed to be headed for a third place result, but frustratingly saw his good start to the day halted when he clipped a rock and damaged his rear sprocket. Losing time he managed to remain in the race and placed ninth.

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Pascal Rauchenecker – 2016 Enduro World Championship, Round 5

Pascal Rauchenecker enjoyed a solid weekend in Sweden, ending round five of the series third on day two. Managing to end the first day’s competition without any major mistakes, on day two he pushed hard to round out the podium for the second time in as many GPs.

Enduro 2 class rider Mathias Bellino endured a tough GP, finishing fourth on both days. Battling his way to the end of the muddy opening day’s competition in Sweden, on day two he challenged for a podium result only to fall on the final motocross test and place fourth.

Winning the first day of competition in Sweden and finishing third on day two Husqvarna supported Jane Daniels now holds the lead at the half way point of the Women’s championship.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will now head to Spain for round six of the 2016 Enduro World Championship on July 2-3.

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Danny McCanney – 2016 Enduro World Championship, Round 5

Danny McCanney: “I feel like I’ve ridden steadily all weekend. I just wish I’d have been a little faster on the enduro tests. With the tight time control directly before the enduro test you had to push really hard to stay on time, then on the enduro test I found it difficult to push even harder. But I finished the day on the podium so that was really good. Day two was going well, I had some decent enough tests on the first lap but I hit a rock on the final extreme test and bent my sprocket. Thankfully, we managed to fix it but it took me nearly 12 minutes to finish a three-and-a-half minute test. It’s a little disappointing but in general it was a good weekend for me.”

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Pascal Rauchenecker – 2016 Enduro World Championship, Round 5

Pascal Rauchenecker: “It’s been a tough race, a really tough race. But I’m pleased with my results. I started steadily on the first day, managed not to make any big mistakes, and was pleased to finish fourth. I didn’t want to take any risks with the conditions being as difficult as they were. I tried to push harder on the second day, and things went really well. I was about 10 seconds behind Danny, which I was pleased with, but then he had a problem and Ivan Cervantes got ahead of me. I gave everything during the final two special tests and managed to finish on the podium again in third. I’m really happy about that.”

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Mathias Bellino – 2016 Enduro World Championship, Round 5

Mathias Bellino: “Fourth and fifth place results isn’t what I hoped for from this GP but it’s been really tough for me. The conditions on the first day were really, really hard and I wasn’t able to find a good rhythm. Things were better on the second day, but I crashed on the final special test and dropped to fifth. With some time to prepare for the GP of Spain I hope the next race will be better for me.”

Results – 2016 FIM Enduro World Championship, Round 5

Day 1

EnduroGP
1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 1:11:12.12; 2. Matthew Phillips (Sherco) 1:12:12.98; 3. Eero Remes (TM) 1:12:19.11; 4. Nathan Watson (KTM) 1:12:34.08; 5. Antoine Basset (KTM) 1:12:44.99… 9. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 1:13:42.53… 14. Daniel McCanney (Husqvarna) 1:15:04.67… 18. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna) 1:15:50.20… 29. Jonathan Manzi (Husqvarna) 1:19:25.89… 32. Kalle Svensson (Husqvarna) 1:21:15.69… 37. Robert Forsell (Husqvarna) 1:40:27.77

Enduro 1
1. Eero Remes (TM) 1:12:19.11; 2. Nathan Watson (KTM) 1:12:34.08; 3. Daniel McCanney (Husqvarna) 1:15:04.67; 4. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna) 1:15:50.20; 5. Gianluca Martini (Kawasaki) 1:16:16.08… 11. Jonathan Manzi (Husqvarna) 1:19:25.89… 13. Kalle Svensson (Husqvarna) 1:21:15.69

Enduro 2
1. Matthew Phillips (Sherco) 1:12:12.98; 2. Taylor Robert (KTM) 1:13:06.89; 3. Loic Larrieu (Yamaha) 1:13:10.47; 4. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 1:13:42.53; 5. Cristobal Guerrero (Yamaha) 1:14:02.87… 12. Robert Forsell (Husqvarna) 1:40:27.77

Enduro Junior
1. Giacomo Redondi (Honda) 1:13:53.17; 2. Albin Elowson (Husqvarna) 1:15:30.68; 3. Diogo Ventura (Gas Gas) 1:15:50.07; 4. Davide Soreca (Honda) 1:15:50.32; 5. Henric Stigell (TM) 1:16:25.19; 6. Emil Pohjola (Husqvarna) 1:16:57.62… 18. Tosha Schareina (Husqvarna) 1:24:06.68… 20. Jordi Quer Molgo (Husqvarna) 1:25:27.16

Day 2

EnduroGP
1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 1:04:28.02; 2. Matthew Phillips (Sherco) 1:04:31.11; 3. Johnny Aubert (Beta) 1:04:32.59; 4. Nathan Watson (KTM) 1:04:54.35; 5. Eero Remes (TM) 1:05:10.97… 10. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 1:05:48.31… 15. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna) 1:07:01.22… 31. Daniel McCanney (Husqvarna) 1:15:34.18

Enduro 1
1. Nathan Watson (KTM) 1:04:54.35; 2. Eero Remes (TM) 1:05:10.97; 3. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna) 1:07:01.22; 4. Ivan Cervantes (KTM) 1:07:02.15; 5. Mikael Persson (Yamaha) 1:08:00.47… 9. Daniel McCanney (Husqvarna) 1:15:34.18

Enduro 2
1. Matthew Phillips (Sherco) 1:04:31.11; 2. Taylor Robert (KTM) 1:05:40.35; 3. Cristobal Guerrero (Yamaha) 1:05:43.58; 4. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 1:05:48.31

Enduro Junior
1. Giacomo Redondi (Honda) 1:05:35.75; 2. Albin Elowson (Husqvarna) 1:06:48.38; 3. Henric Stigell (TM) 1:07:02.89; 4. Davide Soreca (Honda) 1:07:11.00; 5. Diogo Ventura (Gas Gas) 1:07:46.27… 9. Emil Pohjola (Husqvarna) 1:09:31.92

Championship Standings (After Round Five)

EnduroGP
1. Matthew Phillips (Sherco) 159pts; 2. Eero Remes (TM) 151pts; 3. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 138pts; 4. Nathan Watson (KTM) 114pts; 5. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 105pts… 16. Daniel McCanney (Husqvarna) 14pts; 17. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna) 11pts

Enduro 1
1. Eero Remes (TM) 197pts; 2. Nathan Watson (KTM) 167pts; 3. Daniel McCanney (Husqvarna) 111pts; 4. Ivan Cervantes (KTM) 103pts; 5. Gianluca Martini (Kawasaki) 97pts; 6. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna) 95pts

Enduro 2
1. Matthew Phillips (Sherco) 189pts; 2. Taylor Robert (KTM) 146pts; 3. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 144pts 4. Loic Larrieu (Yamaha) 137pts; 5. Alex Salvini (Beta) 120pts

Enduro Junior
1. Giacomo Redondi (Honda) 200pts; 2. Albin Elowson (Husqvarna) 136pts; 3. Diogo Ventura (Gas Gas) 117pts; 4. Henric Stigell (TM) 103; 5. Kirian Mirabet (Sherco) 102pts… 7. Josep Garcia (Husqvarna) 93pts… 11. Emil Pohjola (Husqvarna) 34pts… 23. Mika Tamminen (Husqvarna) 7pts… 26. Jordi Quer Molgo (Husqvarna) 6pts… 27. Max Vial (Husqvarna) 5pts

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