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Dirty Dozen with Jamie McCanney

Dirty Dozen with Jamie McCanney


2020 Dakar Rally Debutant Jamie McCanney turns his hand at our Dirty Dozen questions…

Dirt Hub: Do you have a Pre-Race Playlist you listen too, and if so name a couple of tracks that are on it?

Jamie: Eye of the Tiger- Survivor

Haha nah just my current playlist at the time…

DH: When was the last time you cried?

Jamie: I don’t cry and if I did I wouldn’t tell you 😭😂

DH: What is your favourite inspirational quote?

Jamie: When the going gets tough the tough get going!

DH: Do you have any weird suspicions or pre-race rituals?

Jamie: Nah, Racing is difficult enough without remembering to put your right glove on before your left etc 😂

DH: What drives you most to get up in the morning and go training?

Jamie: YOLO! Make the most of your time and when you have an opportunity don’t leave any stone unturned so when you’re older you know you gave it your best.

Dirty Dozen Jamie McCanney

DH: If you didn’t race what sport would you play or take part in?

Jamie: Something else involving bikes or fitness, DH, road, mtb.. if not I’m becoming fond of tennis 🎾

DH: What is your biggest Phobia?

Jamie: Not a huge fan of frogs… bit weird

DH: Who is your biggest sporting idol and why?

Jamie: I admire riders that haven’t had it easy, worked hard and sacrificed a lot to be successful… Ryan Dungey had an amazing work ethic… Tim Gajser.. etc

DH: Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Jamie: Hopefully challenging for Dakar victories!!

DH: What is your all-time favourite movie?

Jamie: I’m not a huge movie guy but used to love Big Daddy, Adam Sandler is hilarious!

DH: Who has had the biggest impact on your career?

Jamie: My parents, my dad used to work all week and work on my brother and my bikes after work, pack the van and take us away racing most weekends… for at least 5 years… and never missing time off work too… wouldn’t be where I am today without that sacrifice he made for us.

DH: What is your philosophy on life?

Jamie: Life goes on! Whether you choose to move on and take a chance, or stay locked in the past thinking of what could have been!

(Not stole from the internet honest)

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Dirty Dozen Jamie McCanney

Image courtesy of JW Forsyth Photography