Marco Cannella Update

By Billy Rainford

Marco Cannella crashed hard in moto 2 at Round 5. | Bigwave photo

#46 Marco Cannella made a a statement by running down the top riders and winning moto 1 at Sand Del Lee for Round 5 of the Canadian Triple Crown Series MX Nationals this past Sunday.

He got off to a relatively good start in moto 2 and was in the top 4 group and heading towards the front. When early leader #18 Ryder McNabb faltered and ran off the track, Marco was able to close right in on the youngster.

Unfortunately, an uncharacteristic mistake by the MX101 FXR Yamaha rider saw him hit the ground hard entering what they call Hell’s Kitchen on the Richmond, Ontario, track.

Here’s how team owner Kevin Tyler described the incident:

Marco had just gotten close to the back wheel of Ryder as McNabb had just made a large mistake going off course and losing time. Coming into Hell’s Kitchen the back end got away on the face of the jump and he landed in the soft stuff sideways and high-sided violently onto the ground.”

Kevin added, “All good and ready to fight in Deschambeault.”

Marco after winning moto 1 at Sand Del Lee. | Bigwave photo

When we spoke with Marco this morning, he summed up his condition like this:

I’m doing OK. I’m pretty sore and got a nice little black eye. Should be out cycling in the next couple days and, hopefully, get a couple days of riding in next week.”

Good news for the rider who was picked by most of us to be in contention for this 250 MX championship. All he can do now is finish as strong as possible at the remaining rounds of the series and head into the Supercross portion and then the 2022 season ready to go in what should be his rookie season in the 450 class.