News 10 Sep 2015

Australians extend ISDE advantage at halfway point

Eight riders controversially excluded on day three.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

At the mid-way point of the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) held in Kosice, Slovakia, Australia maintain their position at the top of the World Trophy, Junior Trophy and Women’s Trophy team competitions.

Overall it was another demanding day in the saddle for riders in all classes, as they tackled the course from days one and two in the opposite direction.

Eight World Trophy competitors (Marc Bourgeois – France, Anthony Boissiere – France, Jeremy Joly – France, Taylor Robert – USA, Lorenzo Santolino – Spain, Cristobal Guerrero – Spain, David Knight – Great Britain and Manuel Monni – Italy) were excluded for having missed an intermediate course checkpoint. Following protests, this situation remains under on going appeal.

The current results, taking this situation into consideration, now see Italy sit second to Australia, some 12 minutes behind the team from down under. Finland move into third ahead of Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia and Portugal.

Having now firmly settled into the rhythm of the race, Australia continue to stamp their authority on the FIM Junior World Trophy team classification. Increasing their lead to over eight minutes, their four-strong team of Broc Grabham, Tom Mason, Daniel Sanders and Tye Simmonds enter the second half of the race in a very strong position.

Sweden remains second overall at the halfway point in the event with defending champions USA third. France and Great Britain sit fourth and fifth overall respectively heading into day four and a brand new course and tests.

There was no touching Australia’s Tayla Jones in the Women’s class. Dominating proceedings for the third day in succession, Jones enjoyed a two-minute margin of victory on day three. With Australia placing first, second and third overall they extend their advantage to a sizable 27 minutes over France and Sweden in the female category.

In the Enduro 1 class an early exit of USA’s Kailub Russell opened the way for Great Britain’s Jaime McCanney to secure his first day win of the week while moving up to take control of the overall class standings. Ending his day in third, Australia’s Josh Green jumps up to second with Germany’s Edward Huebner completing the top three.

Ryan Sipes and Daniel Milner battled it out for the top spot in the Enduro 2 class, Sipes eventually ending the day as the winner. With a little under nine seconds separating the US and Australian racers, third went to France’s Loic Larrieu. The three riders hold the same respective positions overall.

Australia’s Daniel Sanders once again proved the rider to beat in the Enduro 3 class. Securing the day win Sanders extends his overall lead in classification. Portugal’s Luis Correia enjoyed another strong outing to move into second position with Australia’s Lachlan Stanford slipping back to third.

Day four will see the now tired riders tackle a new course, which will be used for the next two days in succession and ahead of the final day motocross.

2015 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE)
Kosice, Slovakia

World Trophy results (following day three):
1. Australia 11h21m26.37s
2 Italy +12m39.29s
3 Finland +24m28.88s
4 Germany +29m09.03s
5 Czech Republic +31m15.18s

Junior Trophy results (following day three):
1. Australia 6h57m50.92s
2. Sweden +8m33.45s
3. USA +12m33.96s
4. France +14m11.21s
5. Great Britain +15m40.01s

Women’s Trophy results (following day three):
1. Australia 5h41m11.59s
2. France +27m09.21s
3. Sweden +40m05.99s
4. Finland +43m14.00s
5. USA +49m31.84s

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