News 17 Oct 2016

Australia claims fourth consecutive ISDE Women's title

KTM's Daniel Sanders awarded outright runner-up.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Australia’s bLU cRU Women’s team have captured their fourth consecutive title at the 2016 International Six Days Enduro in Navarro, Spain, while KTM’s Daniel Sanders has claimed second in the outright standings.

Sanders finished 17.9s shy of outright winner Taylor Robert (KTM), although he was able to secure victory in the E3 category by a comfortable margin. Fellow Australian Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna) raced his way to 31st outright, while also grasping 12th overall in the E1 class.

Team USA were crowned World Trophy champions, completing the six-day event 3m38.66s ahead of Great Britain. Team Czech Republic overcame Sweden on the final day to credit themselves the final spot on the podium.

Australia’s early run of bad luck meant they were unable to move from 22nd position after being imposed with two, three-hour penalties following Josh Strang (Husqvarna) and Daniel Milner’s (Yamaha) early exit from the event.

The top three teams in the Junior World Trophy class consisted of Sweden, USA and Italy, while Australia maintained their position in sixth.

KTM’s Jack Simpson was a standout performer on the final day claiming second in the E1 category, awarding him 17th overall and 47th outright. Teammate Tom McCormack (Yamaha) was 12th in E2 on day six, 18th overall and 43rd outright, with Australia’s final Junior team member Nic Tomlinson (KTM) earning himself 16th overall in E3 and 71st outright.

Australia’s Women’s team controlled the category all week long to take a dominating win, marking their fourth victory in as many years. Spain and Germany finished second and third respectively, while Team USA fell short landing on the podium across all three classes.

Tayla Jones (Yamaha) maintained third in the individual results, with teammates Jemma Wilson (Yamaha) and Jessica Gardener (Yamaha) completing the event in fifth and 17th.