World Trophy – We are halfway through the race, and the fight for leading positions in the World Trophy is between getting clear, with France still on the top.

Antoine Meo has managed to improve compared to yesterday, winning four special tests. But the French proved to be a real team, because behind Meo and Aubert today there was Pierre Alexandre Renet, who got two second and three third places in today’s special test.

Second position for USA, thanks to the good performances of Charlie Mullins, who obtained podium in the fourth special, and Robert Taylor, which closes 5th in the overall classification of the day, best of his team.

Australia in third place, with Daniel Milner won the first special stage and the fourth.

Junior World Trophy – Heads up also in the trophy reserved for younger, in which France is still in slight advantage over Italy. The French can count on the talent of Loic Larrieu who’s having constant performances, testified by the 8th position in the overall standings, while the best of the Italian Team is once again Giacomo Redondi. Third position for Great Britain.

Woman World Trophy – Australian Team still “in charge” on Woman Trophy, with Sweden on second place, ad France closing the podium.

Day Three Results ISDE
E1 Class Day 3
1, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM
2, Thomas Oldrati, Italy Husaberg
3, Giacomo Redondi, Italy, KTM
4, Simone Albergoni, Italy, Honda
5, Jeremy Joly France, Honda

E1 Class after Day 3
1, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM
2, Jeremy Joly France, Honda
3, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna
4, Thomas Oldrati, Italy Husaberg
5, Giacomo Redondi, Italy, KTM

E2 Class Day 3
1, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha
2, Pela Renet, France, Husaberg
3, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM
4, Alex Salvini, Italy, HM Honda
6, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM

E2 Class after Day 3
1, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM
3, Pela Renet, France, Husaberg
4, Robert Taylor, USA, Kawasaki
5, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM

E3 Class Day 3
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM
2, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg
3, Chris Hollis, Australia, KTM
4, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM
3, Deny Philippaerts, Italy, Beta
5, Mike Brown, USA, KTM

E3 Class after Day 3
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM
2, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg
3, Chris Hollis, Australia, KTM
4, Mike Brown, USA, KTM
5, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM

Overall (all classes) after Day Three
1, Meo
2, Milner
3, Aubert
4, Renet
5, Taylor

World Trophy:
1, France, 12:40.22.72 (Pela Renet, Jeremy Joly, Johnny Aubert, Antoine Meo, Rodrig Thain, Fabien Planet
2, USA, 12:49.06.39 (Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli, Thaddeus Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Robert Taylor)
3, Australia, 12:49.24.92 (Joshua Green, Chris Hollis, Glenn Kearney, Matthew Phillips, Joshua Strang, Daniel Milner)
4, Italy, 12:51.33.08 (Albergoni, Oldrati, Salvini, Monni. Philippaerts, Balletti)
5, Spain, 12:54.42.49 (Lorenzo Santolino, Cristobal Guerrero, Ivan Cervantes, Victor Guerrero, Mario Roman, Oriol Mena

Junior World Trophy:
1, France, 7:46.48.50 (Swan Servajean, Kevin Rohmer, Loic Larrieu, Mathias Bellino
2, Italy, 7:48.42.04 (Rudy Moroni, Giacomo Redondi, Nicolo Mori, Gianluca Martini)
3, Britain 7:51.29.20 (Steve Holcombe, Jack Rowland, Jamie McCanney, Daniel McCanney
4, USA, 7:55.41.55 (Grant Baylor, Kailub Russell, Andrew Delong, Jessie Groemm)
5, Sweden, 7:58.53.95 (Lars Lofgren, Robert Kvarnstrom, Albin Elowson, Oliver Nelson

– KTM Report

TEAM FRANCE LOOKING CONFIDENT FOR WORLD TROPHY AT HALF WAY MARK OF SARDEGNA ISDE 2013

Team France with KTM’s Antoine Meo and Johnny Aubert continue to impress in the coveted World Trophy at Sardegna ISDE 2013 as the competition reaches the half way mark of this six-day classic offroad competition on the Italian island of Sardinia.

On a day where dust continued to be an issue, Team France are leading both the World Trophy and the Junior Trophy at the half way mark. USA, Australia, Italy and Spain make up the top five in the World Trophy while Italy, Britain, USA and Sweden are placed 2-5 in the Junior Trophy.

Meo finished the day second overall less than a second behind Australian Daniel Milner after crashing in the fourth of six tests – two new and four over the same terrain as the first two days but ridden in the reverse order. He won four of the six texts on Wednesday. The KTM factory rider and 2013 E1 World Championship is also progressive overall leader at the half way mark and leads the E3 class. He has stepped up to ride the KTM 300 EXC bike in the absence of teammate and E3 World Champion Christophe Nambotin who is recovering from an injury picked up in the final round of the World Championship.

KTM rider Cristobal Guerrero, riding for Team Spain is leading the E1 class at the halfway mark. Johnny Aubert and Ivan Cervantes are now 3-6 in the overall E2 class, one of the most tightly competitive.

With half of the job done, riders now move to a different territory for the next two days. The final day six is a Motocross contest.

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–  2013 FIM ISDE – Day 2 – France increases its lead
–  Australia running second; Another two stage wins to Milner; Aussie women dominating
–  Unofficial results of the 2013 FIM ISDE – Day 2

The french team, after taking 1’15” lead over the United States on Day One, made a great team performance today increasing the advantage to + 4’56” on the second team, Australia.

World Trophy Another almost perfect day for Antoine Meo. The french rider won three of the six Special Stages, leaving the first two to the australian Daniel Milner and the fourth to his teammate Johnny Aubert. The two transalpines currently occupy the first and the third position in the absolute standing, and between them there is just Milner.

Today the best U.S. rider was Robert Taylor, whose team is third in the World Trophy classification. He always has been among the fourth and sixth position before recovering second in the last Special.

Italy was very unlucky because its performance was affected by the bad luck that hit Alex Salvini: in the third round a stone hit its bike’s chain motion, then he suffered the rupture of a platform in the middle of the fifth Special. All this, after the rider was at hospital until late at night to remove a large thorn from his arm.

Now France leads the overall standings with 8h33’18”, followed by Australia (+ 4’56”) and USA (+5’11”). Italy is 4th (+8’25’’).

Junior World Trophy, the category dedicated to young riders, saw the struggle between France and Italy still open, with Britain ready to take advantage of their mistakes. Today the protagonists of the first two teams were Loic Larrieu and Giacomo Redondi, now 9th and 22nd in the absolute ranking. Mathias Bellino is 15th, Moroni 30th. The standing is headed by France, but the gap on Italy is only 66 seconds. The British, for their part, count on the 20th and 26th places of Jamie and Daniel McCanney and they try to remain attached to the first.

This is the Junior Ranking: 1st France (5h15’31”), 2nd Italy (+ 1’06”), Great Britain (+2’39”)

Women’s World Trophy sees Australia have three riders in the first five places (1st Jessica Gardiner , 2nd Tayla Jones , 4th Jemma Wilson ), leaving the other two to the swedish Jessica Jonsson – third – and Emelie karlsson. In the general ranking, Australia leads the way (04h04‘17’’) followed by Sweden (+ 3’20’’) and France (+12’05’’).

Johnny Aubert : “I had good sensations on the Special Tests –explains the french – and as a team we’re going very fast. Each of us is giving the maximum. Our group? There are many good riders, but we don’t think as single riders, but as a team”.

– Results Day 2 ISDE Sardinia

– World Trophy:
1, France, 8:33:18.93 (Pela Renet, Jeremy Joly, Johnny Aubert, Antoine Meo, Rodrig Thain, Fabien Planet
2, Australia, 8:38:15.42 9 (Joshua Green, Chris Hollis, Glenn Kearney, Matthew Phillips, Joshua Strang, Daniel Miller)
3, USA, 8:38:30.89 (Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli, Thaddeus Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne, Robert Taylor)
4, Italy, 8:41:44.06 (Albergoni, Oldrati, Salvini, Monni. Philippaerts, Balletti)
5, Spain, 8:42:44.17 (Lorenzo Santolino, Cristobal Guerrero, Ivan Cervantes, Victor Guerrero, Mario Roman, Oriol Mena

– Junior World Trophy:
1, France, 5:15.31.62 (Swan Servajean, Kevin Rohmer, Loic Larrieu, Mathias Bellino
2, Italy, 5:16:37.75 (Rudy Moroni, Giacomo Redondi, Nicolo Mori, Gianluca Martini)
3, Britain 5:18:11.40 (Steve Holcombe, Jack Rowland, Jamie McCanney, Daniel McCanney)
4, USA, 5:21:38.08 (Grant Baylor, Kailub Russell, Andrew Delong, Jessie Groemm)
5, Sweden, 5:23:01.92 (Lars Lofgren, Robert Kvarnstrom, Albin Elowson, Oliver Nelson

– E1 Class Day 2 results
1, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM, 52:28.12
2, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, 52:38.96
3, Jeremy Joly France, Honda, 52:59.90
4, Giacomo Redondi, Italy, KTM, 53:07.73
5, Thomas Oldrati, Italy Husaberg, 53:08.85
6, Rudy Moroni, Italy, KTM, 53:33.84
7, Glenn Kearney, Australia, Husqvarna, 53:44.17
8. Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha, 53:49.95
9, Simone Albergoni, Italy, Honda, 54:01.97
8, Thomas McCormack, Australia, Yamaha, 54:11.85

– E1 Class after Day 2 (progressive)
1, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM, 1:43:47.29
2, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, 1:44:03.26
3, Jeremy Joly France, Honda, 1:44:10.72
4, Giacomo Redondi, Italy, KTM, 1:44:51.38
5, Thomas Oldrati, Italy Husaberg, 1:44:55.79
6, Glenn Kearney, Australia, Husqvarna, 1:45:25.65
7, Rudy Moroni, Italy, KTM, 1:45:40.92
8, Zachary Osborne, USA, Honda, 1:45:55.34
9, Simone Albergoni, Italy, Honda, 1:45:59.49
10. Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha, 1:46:10.29

– E2 Class Day 2 results
1, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha, 50:44.13
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, 51:02.27
3, Robert Taylor, USA, Kawasaki, 51:11.71
4, Pela Renet, France, Husaberg, 51:13.55
5, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM, 51:38.07
6, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM, 51:49.80
7, Loic Larrieu, France, Husaberg, 52:00.96
8, Josh Strang Australia, Suzuki, 52:04.06
9, Kurt Caselli, USA, KTM, 52:56.01
10, Jamie, McCanney, Great Britain, Husaberg, 53:03.57

– E2 Class after Day 2 (progressive)
1, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha, 1:41:01.34
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, 1:41:33.48
3, Robert Taylor, USA, Kawasaki, 1:42:00.09
4, Pela Renet, France, Husaberg, 1:42:03.48
5, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM, 1:42:34.37
6, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM, 1:42:35.48
7, Josh Strang Australia, Suzuki, 1:43:01.32
8, Loic Larrieu, France, Husaberg, 1:43:22.30
9, Oscar Balletti, Italy, KTM, 1:44:04.40
10, Kurt Caselli, USA, KTM, 1:44:17.42

– E3 Class Day 2 results
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM, 50:27.50
2, Chris Hollis, Australia, KTM, 52:23.09
3, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, 52:28.63
4, Mike Brown, USA, KTM, 52:36.02
5, Deny Philippaerts, Italy, Beta, 52:45.87
6, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM, 52:46.91
7, Daniel McCanney, Great Britain, Gas-Gas, 53:02.53
8, Fabian Planet, France, Sherco, 53:09.64
9, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, 53:18.29
10, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg, 53:22.47

– E3 Class after Day 2 (progressive)
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM, 1:40:50.20
2, Mike Brown, USA, KTM, 1:43:42.56
3, Chris Hollis, Australia, KTM, 1:43:51.46
4, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, 1:44:05.20
5, Deny Philippaerts, Italy, Beta, 1:44:06.46
6, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM, 1:44:17.22
7, Fabian Planet, France, Sherco, 1:44:41.05
8, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg, 1:45:04.37
9, Daniel McCanney, Great Britain, Gas-Gas, 1:45:06.23
10, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, 1:45:29.26

– KTM Report

KTM’s Antoine Meo delivered another impressive day at the Sardegna ISDE 2013 on Tuesday to keep Team France on the top of the Leader Board in the World Trophy. The KTM factory rider looked much more settled on the KTM 300 EXC in the E3 class instead of racing his usual E1, in which he is 2013 World Champion.

KTM Factory team boss Fabio Farioli said Meo had made a giant leap from Day One to today’s competition after contesting the opening day with only a short time to familiarize himself with the bike. “Antoine was much more confident today,” Fairoli said. “He was riding a different style altogether.”
Team France now have a four minutes 32 advantage over second placed Australia and USA, with KTM riders Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli and Charlie Mullins are now third. France went into the competition as title holders and they are already looking like they are on their way to another trophy

Meo was fastest E3 rider on Day Two and leads the progressive times in this six-day classic. KTM factory teammate Cristobal Guerrero of Spain was fastest E1 rider and also leads his class after Day Two. Their KTM factory teammate Johnny Aubert is also riding well for Team France. He was second fastest in E2 on Day Two and is closing the gap to Australian Daniel Milner.

France is also leading the Junior World Trophy taking their second consecutive win and are now just over a minute ahead of Italy. Britain advanced from fourth to third and has closed to within 22 seconds of Italy. USA is now fourth, Sweden fifth and Australia is in sixth place.

Riders again faced extremely dusty conditions except for one test where a short burst of rain had turned the dust into mud. Organizers have added two additional tests into Day Three that represent a bigger challenge and riders will contest six tests in all, four of which will be the same as Days One and Two but in reverse order.

The ISDE, the oldest offroad event on the FIM calendar is celebrating its centenary edition in Sardinia.

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–  Previously……..Results Day One (unofficial) – ISDE Sardinia
–  World Trophy: France, USA, Australia, Italy, Spain
–  Junior World Trophy: France, Italy, USA, Britain

E1 Class after Day One
1, Jeremy Joly France, Honda
2, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM
3, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna
4, Glenn Kearney, Australia, Husqvarna
5, Giacomo Redondi, Italy, KTM
6, Thomas Oldrati, Italy Husaberg
7, Simone Albergoni, Italy, Honda
8, Thaddeus Duval, US, Honda
9, Rudy Moroni, Italy, KTM
10. Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha

E2 Class after Day 1
1, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha
2, Alex Salvini, Italy, Honda
3, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM
4, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM
5, Robert Taylor, USA, Kawasaki
6, Pela Renet, France, Husaberg
7, Josh Strang Australia, Suzuki
8, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM
9, Oscar Balletti, Italy, KTM
10, Kailub Russell USA KTM

E3 Class after Day 1
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM
2, Mike Brown, USA, KTM
3, Deny Philippaerts, Italy, Beta
4, Zach Osborne, USA, Honda
5, Chris Hollis, Australia, KTM
6, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM
7, Fabian Planet, France, Sherco
8, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg
9, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg
10, Rodrig Thain, France Gas Gas

–  Matt Phillips quote – “Had a rough day at the ISDE today had a big crash and ended up having to take a trip to hospital after the race. It was also really sad to hear the passing of our great family friend Heather.
I hope to patch myself up good ready for tomorrow and make sone good scores for the team.”

– KTM Report

World E1 Champion Antoine Meo made a solid start to the Sardegna ISDE 2013 on Monday after settling in to ride in the E3 class in place of injured KTM factory teammate Christophe Nambotin. The Six Days classic is being held on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Meo was riding with Johnny Aubert, Pela Renet and Jeremy Joly on Day One for the title-holding French team, which led USA and Australia in the World Trophy by more than a minute at the end of competition. Italy, Spain and Britain were ranked in that order.

With Meo easing himself in the E3 class riding Nambotin’s KTM 300 EXC, the day’s top individual rider in the World Trophy was Australian Daniel Milner. KTM Factory Team boss Fabio Farioli confirmed Meo only had a chance to test the bike the day before competition started. He said he expected him to be faster as the week continues. Although new to the bike, Meo still topped E3 and was third fastest overall on Day One, trailing Milner by just six seconds. Meo also won tests four and five (of six tests) on the opening day. French teammate Johnny Aubert of the KTM Factory team was third in the E2 class and fourth overall at the end of day one. KTM’s Spanish factory riders Cristobal Guerrero was second fastest E1 rider and Ivan Cervantes finished fourth in E2.

It was also a good day out for second placed Team USA, including KTM riders Kurt Caselli, Mike Brown and Charlie Mullins.

France also leads the standings in the Junior World Trophy ahead of Italy, USA and Britain but there is only one minute 15 seconds separating the top four.

Overnight rain laid the dust for the first half of the race but with no more rain expected, Farioli said it might become an issue as the competition continues.

The ISDE is celebrating its centenary edition on the Italian island of Sardinia. It is the oldest offroad competition in the FIM (International Motorcycle Federation) calendar and started in the UK in 1913. As well as the world elite contesting the World and Junior World Trophies, it also attracts hobby and club riders. More than 600 are on the start for Sardegnia ISDE 2013

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