Yamaha's Jamie McCanny confirmed that he will be the man to beat this season in E1 with this first victory today in Santiago, but Brad Freeman and Davide Guarneri, 2nd and 3rd, also showed their potential in the class. Antoine Basset 4th and Victor Guerrero 5th, also put in good performances.
For Alex Salvini taking a double win (EnduroGP & E2) was important for showing his rivals that he is undeniably one of the main contenders, even though Eero Remes is still looking strong after switching to the mid-size category. LoÌøc Larrieu also seems able to keep the pressure on Salvini and Remews, while Matthew Phillips 4th will work hard tomorrow to be in contention for the win. It was also a strong Day 1 for Thomas Oldrati, who took a great 5th, just in front of a consistent Deny Philippearts.
Danny McCanny proved his speed and experience in E3, scoring a valuable 20 points with his victory, in front of the unlucky Steve Holcombe who was pushed back to second position in class, ahead of Christophe Nambotin who completed the E3 podium. Fellow Frenchmen, Romain Dumontier and Anthony Geslin also performed well.
Steve Holcombe, who for many people was the favourite this year, has endured a tricky start to the season, made worse by the speed of Salvini, Remes, Larrieu and the McCanny brothers ...
But it‰Ûªs hard to draw too many conclusions as it could be all change again for Day 2 of this exciting Spanish Grand Prix - especially as rain is expected!