Runner-up to Garcia, Jamie McCanney enjoyed an impressive day to claim a well-deserved runner-up result. Topping two of the day‰Ûªs tests in the E2 class, Jamie kept himself ahead of Eero Remes (TM) ‰ÛÒ winner of the opening round of the season in Finland.
Another Spaniard to enjoy a good day in Puerto Lumbreras was Jonathan Barragan (Gas Gas). Just 14 seconds behind Remes, the Gas Gas rider was the first Enduro 2 class two-stroke rider home. Pascal Rauchenecker (Husqvarna) rounded out the top five ahead of team-mate Danny McCanney (Husqvarna), Thomas Oldrati (Husqvarna), Davide Guarneri (Honda), Henric Stigell (Husqvarna) and Jeremy Joly (Beta).
Australian Daniel Sanders had a tough day finishing 11th in the E2 class
Competition was certainly close at the top of the Enduro Junior class where just 12 seconds covered the top four riders. Italy‰Ûªs Davide Soreca (Honda) eventually took the class win, completing the day just under 8 seconds ahead of Brad Freeman (Beta). Unable to compete in the season opener in Finland following a pre-event crash, despite being buried deep in the dust of the EJ class throughout the day the Brit showed impressive pace. Rounding out the podium was Sweden‰Ûªs Mikael Persson (Yamaha). Eventually placing fourth Spain‰Ûªs Kirian Mirabet (Sherco) saw his hopes of a class win ended when he crashed on the event‰Ûªs final motocross test.