At the end of the fourth day of competition at the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Kosice, Slovakia, Australia moved one step closer to securing a memorable clean sweep of the World Trophy, Junior World Trophy and Women’s World Trophy competitions. Remaining at the head of each of the three classes, with one full day of competition remaining, along with the final day motocross races, things are looking very good for Australia.
Extending their lead at the top of the World Trophy team competition over Italy by three minutes, Australia enjoyed yet another strong day in Slovakia and are now placed more than fifteen minutes clear at the top of the class. With a new course bringing with it two new special tests, strong overall performances from Daniel Milner (Yamaha) and Daniel Sanders (KTM) ensured another winning Australian World Trophy Team performance.
Behind Australia it is Italy who remains second, close to fifteen minutes ahead of Finland. Germany, Czech Republic and Sweden round out the top six with home nation Slovakia seventh, just over five minutes behind Sweden. Running into trouble on day four the USA’s World Trophy team was reduced by one rider as Thad Duvall was forced to retire from competition with a technical problem.
There is no change in the top three of the Junior World Trophy competition where Australia leads ahead of Sweden and the USA. Stretching their advantage by a further two-and-a-half minutes Australia are now placed close to eleven minutes ahead. The USA are a further five minutes behind Sweden who are followed by France, Italy and Great Britain.
In the Women’s World Trophy competition the Australian trio of Jessica Gardiner – Sherco, Tayla Jones – Yamaha and Jemma Wilson Yamaha now sit an incredible thirty-nine minutes clear of their nearest challengers. Successfully completing another day of competition, just like their World Trophy and Junior World Trophy team mates they too took an important step closer to winning the Women’s World Trophy competition. While France maintain a comfortable advantage over Sweden, their Scandinavian rivals Finland sit just seven minutes behind in fourth.
USA’s Ryan Sipes – Husqvarna ended day four as the overall fastest rider, once again battling with Australia’s Daniel Milner – Yamaha for the top spot in the Enduro 2 category. Topping the day outright by some thirty-two seconds Sipes also claimed his third Enduro 2 day win of the event. Behind Sipes and Milner was France’s Loic Larrieu – Sherco. Sipes, Milner and Larrieu hold the top three positions in the overall Enduro 2 class results, with Sipes now forty four seconds ahead.
Finn Eero Remes – TM put his disappointment from day two behind him, when he incurred heavy time penalties, to top the Enduro 1 class. Behind Remes, Jamie McCanney – Husqvarna placed second with German Eddie Hubner – KTM third. In the overall Enduro 1 class results McCanney sits one minute and forty nine seconds ahead of Australian Josh Green – Yamaha.
Australia’s Daniel Sanders – KTM secured the win in the Enduro 3 class, finishing ahead of Mathias Bellino – Husqvarna and Oscar Balletti – KTM. Sanders is now place one minute and forty one seconds ahead of Bellino in the overall Enduro 3 results with Portugal’s Luis Correia – Beta third.
Day five – the final full day of competition, will see riders return to the same trails and special tests as used today, which are sure to be much rougher second time around.
2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) Kosice, Slovakia – Day Four – World Trophy Standings
Czech Republic +43:18.44
Focus on Team Australia with Kendall Jennings
Team Australia continues an incredible run at the 2015 International Six Days of Enudro (ISDE), with one day left of competition and then the motocross final, is it possible for Australia to have a clean sweep in the World, Junior and Women’s trophy? With the way that the team has been riding, it not only seems possible, but highly likely. Team Australia has at 15:34.28 lead over France in the World Trophy. In the Junior Trophy Australia has a 10:55.74 lead over Sweeden while Team USA is third. And in the Womens category, Team Australia has a 39:33.54 lead over France.
Australian Tayla Jones has increased her lead. Jemma Wilson is in second overall, +6:57.28 behing Jons while countrywoman Jessica Gardiner is third, +8:08.68.
American Ryan Sipes won Day 4 ahead of Australian’s Daniel Milner and E3 class leader Daniel Sanders.
Finland’s Eero Remes won the day in E1, 53-seconds ahead of Great Britain’s Jamie McCanney. Britain’s Jamie McCanney continues to lead E1 overall with a 1:49.84 buffer over Australia’s Josh Green.
Ryan Sipes won the day in the E2 and leads the class by 44-seconds over Daniel Milner. France’s Loic Larrieuis currently third while Matt Phillips is in fourth, +3:54.20 behind class leader Sipes.
Daniel Sanders won the day in the E3 and extended his lead over France’s Mathias Bellino out to +1:41.30. Lachlan Stanford is currently sixth in class, +2:25.94 behind Sanders.
With the eight riders that were disqualified on day three, still competing, and finishing highly in the special tests, edging out riders who have not deviated from the set course, FIM’s final ruling on the debacle can not come quick enough for the rest of the field.
Special Test 1 GELNICA – 5.50km
American Ryan Sipes Edged out Australia’s Daniel Milner by 6.25. Great Britian’s David Knight after yesterdays controversy and is allowed to compete while the penalties are being debated finished third on 8:16.49.
Jemma Wilson edges out fellow Australian Team mates Tayla Jones by 1.15. And Jessica Gardiner in Third.
Matty Phillips 6th 8:17.33
Lachlan Stanford 15th 8:22.97
Daniel Sanders 19th 8:24.06
Josh Green 20th 8:24.17
Beau Ralston 23rd 8:24.58
Tye Simmonds 26th 8:25.64
Glen Kearny 51st 8:35.50
Tom Mason 64th 8:40.51
Broc Grabham 119th 9:04.70
Special Test 2 KOJSOV – 5.30km
David Knight continued his form 7:48.43, however with an exclusion fromt he even looming over yesterday’s mistake, will his efforts be fruitless? France’s Marc Bourgois is in the same predicament, the second fastest time 5.87 behind Knight, the two were part of the 8 that missed a time control yesterday, which is an automatic exclusion of the event, a protest of the decision has been lodged, until that is determined the 8 are allowed to continue. Third was American Ryan Sipes.
Tala Jones was back on top, ahead of Australian Team mates Jemma Wilson by 2.63, and Jessicia Gardiner in third.
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