News 19 Nov 2015

Team Australia declared ISDE World Trophy winners

France's disqualification stands following FIM hearing.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Australia’s World Trophy team has been declared winners of the 2015 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Slovakia during September, following an FIM hearing in Switzerland.

The Aussie squad of Daniel Milner, Matthew Phillips, Josh Green, Glenn Kearney, Beau Ralston and Lachlan Stanford now officially join our Junior and Women’s teams as world champions.

France was initially credited the overall after controversially being reinstated from early disqualifications on day five of the event, bumping Australia back to second in the order after they’d ridden conservatively with a commanding lead beforehand.

The full FIM statement can be seen below:

Following a hearing held at the FIM headquarters in Mies on 2 November 2015, the CDI Sole Judge appointed to hear the case, Mr Jan Stovicek (Czech Republic) took a decision on the merits. The operative part of the decision was notified to the parties earlier today. The reasoned decision will be issued shortly.

The CDI rejected the Appeals lodged by the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme (FFM), the Real Federación de Motociclimo (RFME) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) against the decision of the International jury disqualifying eight riders who missed a Route Check. The disqualification will therefore stand.

The first place in the rankings for the FIM World Trophy therefore goes to Australia, with Italy in second place and Finland in third. Australia is therefore the FIM World Trophy team winner of the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE).

In its Appeal, the FFM petitioned for a stay of execution of the Decision in application of Article 4.8 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, which was granted by the CDI in view of the urgent nature of the matter and the exceptional circumstances of the case.