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Christophe Nambotin and Danny McCanney are early retirements on day two of the EnduroGP World Championship in Finland.
Nambotin and McCanney are the top two names to have run into trouble on the second day of racing with the KTM and Husqvarna riders citing bike problems with their two strokes.
The early exit will mean a tough blow to both rider’s championship winning hopes.
Three-time world champion Nambotin placed sixth overall in EnduroGP on Saturday on his KTM 300 EXC two-stroke.
McCanney — two-time world champ in enduro and superenduro — had a strong outing on day one finishing seventh in Enduro2.
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With Mathias Bellino and McCanney retirements, that drops the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Team down to two riders, Christophe Charlier and Pascal Rauchenecker.
Midway through day two the tables are turning on the Scandinavians as those not so familiar with studded tyre racing get to grips with the snow and ice.
Beta’s Steve Holcombe provisionally holds the EnduroGP class lead over day one EnduroGP class winner Antti Hellsten.
In the Enduro2 category it’s Eero Remes out front, comfortably over 90 seconds up on KTM’s Josep Garcia in second.
Remes also unofficially maintains the overall lead aiming to add to his victory from day one.
Day two will the race end in the Finnish capital Helsinki.