Upon the close of the 93rd edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), hosted by Chile in the sunny city of Vina del Mar, the results are in and Australia‰Ûªs World Trophy Team has claimed the 2018 world title ahead of USA!
The Australian Junior World Trophy Team have also secured their place in the top five, remaining in fifth place overall for the 2018 title.
After a gruelling five days in the punishing heat and dust, travelling more than 200 kilometres per day, everything came to a head in the sixth and final day, with a short and fast Motocross circuit race. The aim of day six was to remain mistake free, with the fastest times becoming critical to clinching your nation‰Ûªs position on the podium.
In front of a packed-out circuit in Vina del Mar, the Australian World Trophy Team once again brought the fire to their international rivals, producing world class riding to remain well ahead of Team USA by just over seven minutes.
Trailing behind USA was Italy, France and Spain, with Spain following behind Australia by just over 21 minutes. After five days of performing a tango with his USA counterpart, Taylor Robert, Daniel Milner maintained his first-place position overall for 2018 by nearly two minutes whilst also being awarded the title as the 2018 E3 Champion!
France took out fastest time for day six in the World Trophy Class but could not impact the domination of Team Australia in its bid for the 2018 title. Milner scored the fastest time for Australia in day six of 13:18.84, followed shortly afterward by Daniel Sanders, who clocked in a fastest time of 13:20.73. Based on Sanders‰Ûª world class efforts throughout the past six days, he has successfully secured his place on the podium as second place overall, sitting eight seconds behind Team USA‰Ûªs Taylor Robert, and second place in the E3 category behind Milner.