ISDE Penalties Reversed | Australia slips to second
ISDE Day Five – Stage set for thrilling finale
Following today’s earlier decision by the FIM’s International Disciplinary Court (see further down page), which saw the provisional reinstatement of the eight riders competitors (Marc Bourgeois – Yamaha – France, Anthony Boissiere – Sherco – France, Jeremy Joly – KTM – France, Taylor Robert – KTM – USA, Lorenzo Santolino – Sherco – Spain, Cristobal Guerrero – Yamaha – Spain, David Knight – KTM – Great Britain and Manuel Monni – TM – Italy) who were originally disqualified on day three of the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), France have moved into the lead of the World Trophy team competition at the end of day five of the ISDE.
With conditions wet and slippery in and around Kosice following overnight rain, France delivered an impressive team performance and now hold an important two minute and four second lead over Australia. Unable to match the pace set by their French rivals Australia now drop back to second, but with everything still to play for. The battle for victory in the ninetieth edition of the ISDE will go right down to the wire.
Behind the two leading nations the fight for third overall also remains close with just one day left to settle the scores. Spain, who sit third, have a two-minute advantage over Italy, but still need to give maximum effort on the final day if they wish to repeat their podium result from 2014. With Italy fourth, Great Britain complete the top five.
Australia are now just one day away from securing victory in the FIM Junior World Trophy team competition. In what has been an outstanding performance, Broc Grabham – Sherco, Tom Mason – KTM, Daniel Sanders – KTM and Tye Simmonds – KTM enter the final day of racing with a comfortable thirteen minute and forty-two second lead.
Remaining stationed in second, Sweden look set end their week as runners up to Australia. While the first two positions look all but confirmed, the fight for the final step of the podium is still alive. With a one minute and twenty-nine second advantage over France, third placed Italy cannot afford to relax on day six.
At the end of five testing days of racing in Slovakia, Australia are all but assured victory in the FIM Women’s World Trophy team competition. With only the final day six motocross races remaining the trio of Jessica Gardiner – Sherco, Tayla Jones – Yamaha and Jemma Wilson – Yamaha lead France by over fifty minutes with Sweden a further twenty-one minutes behind in third.
In the Enduro 1 class, the win on the penultimate day went to Finland’s Eero Remes – TM. Placing just five seconds adrift, Great Britain’s Jamie McCanney – Husqvarna maintains his lead in the category. France’s Antony Boissiere – Sherco sits second, but with only seven seconds separating himself and Spain’s Cristobal Guerrero – Yamaha in third, nothing is yet decided.
Claiming his first day win of the week, France’s Loic Larrieu – Sherco secured a dramatic victory over Australia’s Daniel Milner – Yamaha by two seconds in Enduro 2. Ending his day in third, USA’s Ryan Sipes – Husqvarna starts the final motocross as favourite for the overall class win from Milner and Larrieu.
Italy’s Oscar Balletti – KTM recorded his first Enduro 3 win in this year’s ISDE with a narrow three-second margin of victory over Australia’s Daniel Sanders – KTM. Settling for second on day five, Sanders still holds the overall lead in Enduro 3 from Balletti with France’s Mathias Bellino – Husqvarna third.
With just one short liaison section to ride ahead of the final day’s motocross races, the end of the Slovakian ISDE is now all but insight for the four hundred plus weary competitors still left in the event.
Focus on Team Australia at the ISDE with Kendall Jennings
More controversy in Slovakia as France take the lead heading into the final day of the International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE).
On the third day of ISDE competition, eight riders did not follow the course, they missed a time check, which is an automatic exclusion from the event. Marc Bourgeois, Anthony Boissiere, Jeremy Joly, Taylor Robert, Spain’s Lorenzo Santolino, Cristobal Guerrero and David Knight from Great Britain were all excluded from the event by officials.
A protest was lodged and FIM has allowed the riders to compete while negotiations continue. Overnight a decision was made by the FIM has provisionalyl reinstated the riders into the competition.
Following the disqualification of eight riders by the FIM International Jury on Day 3 of the 2015 FIM International Six Days’ Enduro World Championship in Kosice, Slovakia, the Fédération Française de Motocyclisme (FFM) lodged an appeal yesterday, Thursday 9 September, against the decision of the FIM International Jury with the FIM International Disciplinary Court (CDI) in accordance with Art. 4.5 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code (CDA).
In its appeal, the FFM petitioned the CDI for immediate stay of execution of the FIM International Jury’s decision in accordance with Article 4.8 CDA.
In view of the urgent nature of the matter and the exceptional circumstances of the case, the CDI has decided to order stay of execution of the International Jury’s decision and reintegration of all eight riders disqualified into the competition on a provisional basis until further notice.
This order is without prejudice to any decision by the CDI on the merits of the case.
That decision has seen France take the lead in the World Trophy, disappointing Australian enduro supporters as three members of Team France made the mistake that saw them originally removed from the standings.
The decision should certainly fire up Team Australia for the sixth and final day of the ISDE, the motocross part of the competition.
It will be interesting to see what the FIM does in it’s final decision, and how long that decision will take… Will the ruling effectively promote France to ISDE Victory? Or will the final decision allow Australia to take out all three ISDE Trophy classes?
World Trophy Standings
France 19:59.35.34 (BOURGEOIS, BOISSIERE, LARRIEU, BASSET, JOLY, BELLINO)
Australia 20:01:39 (GREEN, MILNER, PHILLIPS, RALSTON, STANFORD, KEARNY)
E1 Day results, Finland’s Eero Remes, Great Britain’s Jamie McCanney and France’s Anthony Boissiere are the top three. Australia’s Josh Green finished in 10th. Progressive Overall – Jamie McCanney leads, followed by Anthony Boissiereand Cristobal Guerrero. Australia’s Josh Green in 5th.
E2 day Results – Loic Larrieu from France, Australian Daniel Milner and Team USA’s Ryan Sipes third. Overall Ryan Sipes, Daniel Milner and Loic Larrieu. Australia’s Beau Ralston ninth for the day and ninth overall. Matty Phillips 11th for fifth overall. Tye Simmonds 13th for tenth overall. Glenn Kearney 20th for 21st overall and Broc Gabham 36th for 34th overall.
E3 – Italy’s Oscar Balletti lead Australian Daniel Sanders and France’s Mathias Bellino. Daniel Sanders still holds the lead ahead of Oscar Balletti and Mathia Bellino. Australia’s Lachlan Stanford finshed the day in ninth for sixth overall, Tom Mason 24th for 20th overall.
Team Australia’s Tayla Jones increased her lead in the Women’s Trophy, followed by team mate Jemma Wilson. Finland’s Sanna Karkkainen finished in third. Overall Tayla Jones, Jemma Wilson and Jessica Gardiner complete the top 3.
Special Test 1 GELNICA – 5.50km
Italy’s Oscar Balletti was 4.38 in front of American Ryan Sipes. Australian Daniel Milner in 3rd.
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