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Day Three - Australia pull clear as ISDE reaches halfway point

Australia extend their lead at the close of day three of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) as the race in Chile reaches the midway point. Delivering another winning result, Australia further strengthen their advantage in the ninety-third edition of the FIM ISDE over the United States and Italy.

Italy once again topped the FIM Junior World Trophy category to increase their lead over the United States and France, while Australia are now six minutes ahead of their closest rivals the United States in the FIM Women’s World Trophy.

Marking the midway point in this year’s FIM ISDE in Chile, the third day of racing saw competitors face a new course and a fresh set of special tests. Moving inland to the Limache region, a one-hundred and fifty kilometre loop of rocky terrain awaited all riders. With the lap ridden twice, it would prove yet another long and demanding day in the saddle for all, as high temperatures and increasing dust took their toll on riders.

There was no change at the head of the FIM World Trophy team competition with Australia once again leading the way. Proving extremely comfortable in the loose and rocky terrain, they were comfortably fastest on day three.

Claiming his second consecutive overall day win, team captain Daniel Milner (KTM) is pleased with how things are going.

“It’s been another good day for Australia,” told Milner. “To reach the midway point in the race with more than a three-minute lead is a big confidence booster - despite losing Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM) as a retirement yesterday.”

“I’m enjoying it out there, myself and teammate Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna) are pushing the pace and along with Taylor Robert (USA - KTM) it’s proving a close battle for the individual result.”

Although losing more ground to Australia, the United States hold station in second, while Italy remain third. Defending champions France, in fourth place, picked up their pace on day three to move to within one-minute and twenty seconds of Italy. Highlighted by Christophe Nambotin (FRA - Gas Gas) in fifth, three of the nation’s riders ended day three inside the top twelve.

With Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic fifth, sixth and seventh respectively, it was a difficult day for Chile who slipped to eighth after losing team captain Benjamin Herrera (Beta).

The FIM Junior World Trophy class was once again the Italian show as the trio of Andrea Verona (TM), Matteo Cavallo (Beta) and Davide Soreca (TM) secured their third consecutive day win. Italy now lead by one-minute and twenty-seven seconds over the United States.

In the battle for the final step of the podium, France are third, but face a new challenge from host nation Chile. Finishing third fastest on day three, Chile jump to fourth overall and are now within striking distance of the French.

“I think we are beginning to find our pace now,” said Chile’s Ruy Barbosa (Husqvarna). “We’ve pushed really hard today and it showed in the results. With lots of support from our home fans we will try to close the gap to France tomorrow.”

Claiming their third day win in Chile, Australia continue their relentless pace in this year’s FIM Women’s World Trophy. Comfortably faster than their rivals, they enter the second half of the race looking favourite to collect their sixth consecutive victory.

Unable to answer the pace of the leaders, the United States are six minutes behind the Australians, but enjoy a six-minute cushion over Spain in third. France are fourth, with Sweden completing the top five.

Day four will see competitors complete the same course and special tests as day three, along with the start of competition for the Vintage Trophy.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 19:29 Published in Results & Points

2018 ISDE Day One - United States take early lead in Chile

The opening day of competition at the ninety-third FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Chile has seen the United States take an early lead in the FIM World Trophy classification. The United States secured a slender four-second margin of victory over closest rivals Australia, with Spain ending day one over one-minute behind the two nations in third.

In the FIM Junior World Trophy class, Italy have set the pace claiming victory on day one over defending champions France in second, with the United States third. Australia hit the ground running in their bid for a record-breaking sixth consecutive FIM Women’s World Trophy win by stealing a march on the United States and Spain.

After much anticipation, this year’s edition of the FIM ISDE finally got underway in Viña del Mar. Following an early start to the day, the four-hundred and forty-six competitors from twenty-five nations tentatively rolled off the start line to begin six days of world-class Enduro racing. The opening day’s course took riders north of the city, offering breathtaking views along the Pacific Ocean. On a route known as the Pacific Challenge, competitors completed two demanding laps and a total of six sandy and technical special tests.

At the head of the field, the United States and Australia were quick to make their presence felt as they went back and forth in the overall FIM World Trophy standings. Consistently topping the classification, the duo began to pull clear, with the United States eventually getting the better of Australia on day one. Behind Spain in third, Italy ended their opening day fourth, while defending champions France had a slow start to their week, placing almost two minutes behind the leaders in fifth. Host nation Chile performed strongly in sixth.

As the United States’ top performing rider, Taylor Robert (KTM), who also topped the overall individual classification, is pleased with the team’s start to the FIM ISDE.

“To be in this position after day one is very promising,” told Robert. “Last year we lost the entire race on day one, so we were very aware of not making that mistake again. Everyone put their best foot forward today, with a little room to spare.”

“Personally, it’s been a great day, I only had one major mistake and managed to finish no less than third in each special test, so that’s been a real confidence boost for sure.”

While the United States topped the FIM World Trophy classification on day one, it was Italy who took command of the FIM Junior World Trophy class heading into day two. Eager to set the pace, the three riders of Andrea Verona (TM), Matteo Cavallo (Beta) and Davide Soreca (TM) also all placed consistently well within the overall individual classification.

Behind them, defending champions France are within striking distance of their rivals, sitting thirteen seconds adrift as runners up on day one. With only a further twenty seconds separating France from third placed United States, competition is already proving close in the Junior ranks.

Helped by Husqvarna mounted Ruy Barbosa’s result of eleventh overall, Chile end day one in fourth, with Australia three seconds behind in fifth.

As expected Australia were quick to establish their dominance in the FIM Women’s World Trophy category, taking a commanding lead on day one. Led by Husqvarna’s Tayla Jones, the defending champions have already pulled over ninety seconds clear of the United States in second, with Spain a further two minutes and sixteen seconds back in third. France and Sweden complete the top five.

With Taylor Robert fastest outright, the KTM rider also topped the Enduro 2 category. Following Robert home for second overall on day one, Australia’s Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna) best-placed Enduro 3 competitor, while Robert’s teammate Ryan Sipes (Husqvarna) was quickest in Enduro 1.

Day two of the FIM ISDE will see riders complete the same Pacific Challenge course.

Monday, 12 November 2018 19:07 Published in Results & Points

Enduro takes centre stage as Chile hosts 93rd FIM ISDE

The FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is ready to celebrate its ninety-third edition as the 2018 edition heads to Viña del Mar in Chile from 12-17 November. Regarded as one of the World’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle competitions, this year’s FIM ISDE will see over four-hundred professional and amateur riders from twenty-five nations compete. At the head of the entry, France look to defend both their FIM World Trophy and FIM Junior World Trophy titles, while Australia are aiming for a record-breaking sixth consecutive FIM Women’s World Trophy class win.

Returning to South America for the first time since 2014, Chile last played host to the FIM’s longest sanctioned race in 2007. Situated just two hours west of the nation’s capital Santiago, the picturesque city of Viña del Mar, nestled along the beautiful Pacific Ocean, will be home to the world’s best Enduro riders for six days of exciting, action-packed racing.

Offering a mixture of sandy coastal riding and rocky forestry terrain, organisers have planned three unique and challenging routes to fully test this year’s FIM ISDE competitors. The opening two days will see riders tackle the aptly named Pacific Challenge situated along the coastline north of the city. During days three and four the race moves inland to uncover a contrasting mixture of rocky terrain. Adding further spice to the proceedings a forestry course - Peñuelas Lake and Wood - awaits riders on day five before the sixth and final day of racing concludes with the traditional Motocross test in front of the Pacific Ocean in Viña del Mar. In total over fourteen hundred kilometres will be covered during this year’s event.

Ready to successfully defend their FIM World Trophy title, France arrive to Chile with only thoughts of glory on their mind. Following victory on home soil in 2017, they will be pushing hard to shine again in 2018. Eager to end their eleven-year drought, Italy’s last taste of FIM World Trophy success came in Chile in 2007. Looking strong on paper, they will use that as added motivation to return to the top step of the podium. Following their debut FIM ISDE victory in 2016, the United States know they have the speed to challenge for top honours. Likewise, 2015 champions Australia will be equally determined. The Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile are among those who will fight for a place inside the top five.

In what was arguably the closest fought category in 2017, the FIM Junior World Trophy class once again is set to be a competitive affair. Last year France claimed a narrow fifteen-second margin of victory over Italy, with the United States third. The three nations will meet once again in Chile all hoping to prove that they are the fastest Junior Enduro riders in the world. Keen to dispute that, Chile, led by newly crowned FIM Enduro Youth World Champion Ruy Barbosa (Husqvarna), have a very strong chance of finishing on the podium in their home race. Australia, Argentina, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Sweden are all capable of delivering strong results.

As defending champions Australia bid for a record-breaking sixth consecutive win in the FIM Women’s World Trophy category. All told, they have been unstoppable since securing their first victory in Sardinia, Italy back in 2012. For 2018, long-serving rider Tayla Jones (Husqvarna) and Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) are joined by debutante Mackenzie Tricker (KTM), who replaces the recently retired Jemma Wilson. Eager to keep their winning streak alive, they aim to hold off the attacks from France, United States, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Chile.

The FIM ISDE takes place in Viña del Mar, Chile from 12-17 November.

Thursday, 08 November 2018 12:14 Published in Race Reports

France Claims Victory In ISDE World And Junior Trophy Classes

BRIVE, FRA (September 5, 2017)- France are the 2017 FIM World Trophy team champions, putting the finishing touches to their week-long dominance of the blue-ribbon class at the 2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Brive, France.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 11:46 Published in Results & Points

France Maintain World Trophy Lead Despite Injury To Christophe Nambotin

FRANCE (August 31, 2017)- Despite team leader Christophe Nambotin – KTM picking up a hand injury during the second half of day four of the ninety-second running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), France continue to lead the FIM World Trophy team competition with a seven-minute lead over Australia.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 18:42 Published in Results & Points

France Extend ISDE World Trophy Lead, USA Lead Junior World Trophy

FRANCE (August 29, 2017)- Day two of the ninety-second running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Brive, France saw all competitors complete a long and demanding day in the saddle.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 16:31 Published in Results & Points

ISDE Day One - France Takes The Lead As USA Hits Trouble

(August 28, 2017)-Day one of the ninety-second running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Brive,

Monday, 28 August 2017 16:27 Published in Results & Points

France Ready To Welcome 92nd Edition Of The ISDE

FRANCE (August 22, 2017)- The ninety-second edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is set to take place in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France from 28 August to 2 September as the event returns to France soil for the first time since 2001.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:15 Published in News

LIVE STREAMS: Team Canada ISDE from France

MX and Off-Road is on-site at the 2017 ISDE in Brive-La Gaillarde, France. Watch here for daily live streams from the Team Canada ISDE paddock. From bike prep days to the work periods, get an inside look at the Canadian ISDE program.MX and Off-Road is on-site at the 2017 ISDE in Brive-La Gaillarde, France. Watch here for daily live streams from the Team Canada ISDE paddock. From bike prep days to the work periods, get an inside look at the Canadian ISDE program.

Monday, 21 August 2017 09:34 Published in News

Entry Lists And Timetable For The 2017 FIM International Six Days Of Enduro

FRANCE – The most awaited enduro event of the year, the 92nd Edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro, will take place in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France from August 28 to September 2.

Friday, 18 August 2017 19:01 Published in News

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