News 24 Apr 2015

Australia's 2015 ISDE teams officially announced

All-star line-up confirmed for Slovakia in September.

Image: John Pearson (On The Pipe Images).

Image: John Pearson (On The Pipe Images).

Motorcycling Australia (MA) have announced the line up of Australian riders who will contest the 2015 International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) to be held in Kosice, Slovakia, on 7-12 September.

The Senior Trophy team will feature Australia’s rising enduro star Matthew Phillips, who is fresh off his impressive start to the FIM Enduro World Championship, and Josh Strang who sits second in the XC1 class of the 2015 GNCC series at the present time.

Fellow GNCC competitor Daniel Milner and Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) defending champion Toby Price will also compete for the Senior squad, as well as two-time Australian ISDE team representatives Josh Green and ISDE debutant Beau Ralston.

Speaking about the announcement of the squad, Senior Team manager Don Atkins said the team compiled was well placed to achieve success.

“There’s guys in the squad that have proven themselves at international level and we’re extremely happy to have them on our team,” Atkins said. “I’m confident that these are the guys that can do the job that we need to. It is pretty tough, but the components of this team have been around the mark for some time. We’ve got a new member in Beau Ralston there as well, so we’re confident we have the team to put in a good performance.”

The Junior Trophy Team consists of 2014 AORC 19 and Under class winner Daniel Sanders, alongside other young guns in Tom McCormack, Tye Simmonds and Tom Mason.

Out to make it a hat-trick of ISDE titles, the Womens Team will again consist of the current top three in the AORC Women’s class in Jessica Gardiner, Tayla Jones and Jemma Wilson.

2015 ISDE Australian Senior Team:
Josh Green
Daniel Milner
Matthew Phillips
Toby Price
Beau Ralston
Josh Strang
Reserve – Glenn Kearney
Reserve – Lachlan Stanford

2015 ISDE Australian Junior Team:
Tom Mason
Tom McCormack
Daniel Sanders
Tye Simmonds

2015 ISDE Australian Women’s Team:
Jessica Gardiner
Tayla Jones
Jemma Wilson

2015 ISDE Australian Club Team:
Thomas Jenner
Trent Sykes
Michael Turnbull