* Although only his second time competing in the International Six Day’s Enduro, Gas Gas’ Danny McCanney ended it as the top performing British rider. Placing as the second fastest Gas Gas mounted rider in the ISDE – finishing less than four minutes behind Spain’s Ivan Cervantes after almost six hours of special test racing – McCanney ended one of the toughest ISDE’s in recent years 20th overall in the individual classification.
* However, while ending the event 20th overall was an impressive result he was disappointed to have missed out on finishing it as the fastest Junior rider. Leading the Junior standings from the end of day two, McCanney saw his chances slip away with a crash in the dying moments of final motocross race. Entering day six with a slender 16-second lead over USA’s Thad Duvall and France’s Mathias Bellino, the young Manxman crashed on one of the asphalt sections. The mistake was enough to push him back to third overall and six seconds behind eventual winner Bellino.
* As a member of the British Junior World Trophy team, Great Britain continue to establish themselves as one of the fastest Junior squads in the world. With a breakthrough result of third overall in Finland in 2011, the British quartet of McCanney, Alex Rowland, Jack Rowland and Steve Holcombe ended their week one step better in second overall.
* Ending day one in Germany 42nd overall was 100 times better than how he finished day one in Finland, 2011. Hoping for a strong start to his week in Finland, Danny saw his week almost end before it even began. Slipping off the edge of a narrow bridge on a tricky water crossing, the Manxman accidentally took an early bath. Loosing almost one-hour trying to find a way out for river and restart his bike, he just about stayed in the race.
* With the help of his younger brother Jamie finishing 41st in the overall classification, the McCanney siblings were also the fastest family at the ISDE in Germany. Danny, the elder of the two represented Great Britain on the Junior squad, while Jamie, acting as a last minute replacement for the injured David Knight, raced for Britain in the World Trophy team.