Alfredo Gomez and Danny McCanney’s participation in the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship took them to Finland for round three of the 2015 series, with Alfredo once again producing a fifth place overall Prestige class result. Team-mate Danny secured his best performance of the championship to date in seventh.
Marking the half way point of the series the Helsinki staged event was held over two nights, with Husqvarna supported racer Sandra Gomez topping the Women’s class on Saturday night before the Prestige and Junior class riders took to the track on Sunday night.
Showing good speed throughout the night, but seeing mistakes in all three finals hampering his results, Gomez claimed fifth overall having placed fifth in each of the three finals. Although frustrated that his mistake prevented him from placing higher, Alfredo again showed that he has the speed to challenge for a top three result.
For McCanney the Finnish event was somewhat of a turning point for the young Manxman. Competing against the world’s best indoor enduro racers, after several weeks of intensive on and off-bike training he showed the speed that carried him to the Junior World Championship as he battled for top five results. McCanney ended his night with a 6/11/7 scorecard.
Alfredo Gomez: “I feel like my speed was good, and my lap times were good, but I made too many stupid mistakes. I made one big mistake in each of the three finals, and that was enough to stop me getting batter results. I’m not sure if I had some small losses of concentration, but anyway it was my mistakes and without them I know my result could have been better. Aside from my mistakes I felt really good and enjoyed the track and the racing. I hope that at the next races I will be able to remove these mistakes and get onto the podium.”
Danny McCanney: “The most important thing for me this weekend is the big improvement I’ve made over the first two rounds of the series. I felt a lot stronger in all races, and my results were a lot better. Things went especially well in the third final. I was in second and could see that I wasn’t far from the lead – I felt like I was either going to make a pass for the lead of get a comfortable second. But that’s when I made a mess of the logs, and that’s where things ended for me and I finished seventh. But like I said it was a big step in the right direction.”
Prestige – Overall
1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 53 points; 2. Cody Webb (KTM) 53; 3. Jonny Walker (KTM) 48; 4. David Knight (KTM) 45; 5. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 35; 6. Kyle Redmond (Beta) 27… 7. Danny McCanney (Husqvarna) 23…
Prestige – Race 1
1. Cody Webb (KTM) 6 laps 07:30.359; 2. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 07:32.968; 3. David Knight (KTM) 07:38:075; 5. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 7:39.770; 6. Danny McCanney (Husqvarna) 07:40.505…
Prestige – Race 2
1. Jonny Walker (KTM) 6 laps 07:32.810; 2. David Knight (KTM) 07:38.320; 3. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 07:41.359; 5. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 07:46.128; 11. Danny McCanney (Husqvarna) 08:05.684…
Prestige – Race 3
1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 6 laps 07:34.303; 2. Cody Webb (KTM) 07:37.172; 3. Jonny Walker (KTM) 07:39.820; 5. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 07:50.444; 7. Danny McCanney (Husqvarna) 07:54.742…
Junior – Overall
1. Andreas Linusson (KTM) 60 points; 2. Ty Tremaine (KTM) 51; 3. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 43; 6. Gethin Humphreys (Husqvarna) 29; 7. Blake Gutzeit (Husqvarna) 29; 8. Tim Apolle (Husqvarna) 25; 9. Owain Humphreys (Husqvarna) 24…
Women – Overall
1. Sandra Gomez (Husqvarna) 37 points; 2. Emma Bristow (Sherco) 37; 3. Sanna Karkkainen (KTM) 30; 4. Jane Daniels (Husqvarna) 26