News 26 May 2022

Sanders to headline Team Australia at 2022 ISDE

World, Womens and Junior Trophy teams officially confirmed.

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Former International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) champion Daniel Sanders will headline a formidable Team Australia lineup for the 2022 edition of the prestigious event to be held in Puy en Velay, France.

The event marks Sanders’ comeback to enduro after switching to rally in 2020 with the KTM Factory Racing Rally Team, competing most recently with GasGas Factory Racing in the 2022 Dakar where he won multiple stages before a stage seven crash ended his event prematurely.

With an extensive list of victories in ISDE and the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), Sanders will be joined by 2018 ISDE outright champion Daniel Milner, EnduroGP winner Wil Ruprecht and fast and experienced ISDE veteran Josh Green.

The quartet form the Australian men’s world trophy team for 2022, with Sanders (GasGas) competing in E3, Ruprecht (TM) and Milner (Fantic) E2 and Green in E1 (Yamaha).

In the Australian Junior World Trophy Team, Tasmanian talent, AORC leader and 2022 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) winner Kyron Bacon (Yamaha) will make his ISDE debut in E1, joined by Korey McMahon (GasGas) and Blake Hollis (Yamaha) competing in E2 – both proven fast in AORC.

The Australian Women’s World Trophy Team sees AORC Women’s leader and multi-time A4DE winner Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) return for her 10th ISDE, competing alongside GNNC, NEPG and ISDE champion Talya Jones (Husqvarna) and former AORC and Swedish champion Emelie Karlsson (KTM).

“Our Men’s senior team is not only hugely talented, but all four riders have shown ISDE winning form in 2022,” Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle explained. “While we’d love to have underdog status, on form we will go in as one of the favourites.

“In the Women’s, all three riders have shown they are worthy of not only ISDE selection, but are absolutely in the hunt for the podium.

“As far as the Juniors go, our expectations are high, but we want to see them just show what they can do on the world stage and see what the results sheet shows at the end.”