News 12 Oct 2016

Australia's Women's team leads opening day of ISDE

USA top World Trophy standings, Australia's title defence shattered.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Australia’s Women’s team leads day one of the 2016 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Navarro, Spain, while Team USA have topped the overall standings in the World Trophy category.

Italy’s powerful squad finished the the special six-test stage 26s behind the USA, while Britain’s entry rounded out the top three in third.

Australia’s chances of defending the World Trophy are slim after Josh Strang failed to complete the opening day due to a broken ankle. His non-finish put Australia 10th overall following impressive finishes from Daniel Sanders (fifth), Daniel Milner (19th) and Lachlan Stanford (23rd).

Strang’s exit from the event means Australia will receive a three-hour penalty for each consecutive day that he is out of the competition under FIM ISDE ruling.

The Junior World Trophy class was led by Sweden, Italy and Spain, while Australia’s team of Tom McCormack (53rd), Jack Simpson (55th) and Nic Tomlinson (85th) matched their World Trophy counterparts result by finishing 10th in the category (Note: Individual result is combined with World Trophy competitors).

Australia’s Women’s squad, who are three-time champions of the prestigious event, have continued their dominant form with Tayla Jones recording the fastest overall time, while Jemma Wilson narrowly missed out on the top three to finish in fourth.

Mechanical issues forced Jessica Gardener to make an early exit from day one, however she is expected to return tomorrow. The Women’s category classification ruling differs from the Mens World Trophy class, where only the top two times are counted, meaning Gardener’s failure to finish the day will not impose any penalties on the team.

Spain and Germany currently sit second and third respectively in the Women’s World Trophy category.