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McCanney out of Dakar Rally

Rally ends early for Manx rider due to technical issue

Manx racer Jamie McCanney's Dakar Rally battle is over, seven days earlier than expected.

The rider had to bow out early due to a technical issue.

He was sat in 19th place before the issue occurred.

Taking to social media, McCanney thanked everyone who supported him during his 5-days of racing, saying this was an unfortunate incident out of his control.

David 'Knighter' Knight is still in the running though, since stage 3, he's slid down one spot and is sitting in 38th place at the end of stage 5.