Enduro

Australia Takes Control In Slovaki As Nearest Rivals Protest Day 3 Results

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At the mid-way point of the 2015 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) held in Kosice, Slovakia - Australia maintain their position at the top of the World Trophy, Junior World Trophy and Women‰Ûªs World Trophy team competitions.

Overall it was another demanding day in the saddle for riders in all classes, as they tackled the course from days one and two in the opposite direction.

Day three ended with a total of eight World Trophy team 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) being excluded from the competition for having missed an intermediate course check-point. Following the subsequent protests this situation remains under on going appeal.

The current results, taking this situation into consideration, now see Italy sit second to Australia, some twelve minutes behind the team from down under. Finland move into third ahead of Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia and Portugal.

Having now firmly settled into the rhythm of the race, Australia continue to stamp their authority on the FIM Junior World Trophy team classification. Increasing their lead to over eight minutes, and will enter the second half of the race in a very strong position.

Sweden remains second overall at the halfway point in the event with defending champions USA third. France and Great Britain sit fourth and fifth overall respectively heading into day four and a brand new course and tests.
Sanders continues to lead the way in E3 Credit: Jake Miller
There was no touching Australia‰Ûªs Tayla Jones - Yamaha in the Women‰Ûªs class. Dominating proceedings for the third day in succession, Jones enjoyed a two-minute margin of victory on day three. With Australia placing first, second and third overall they extend their advantage to a sizable twenty-seven minutes over France and Sweden in the female category.

In the Enduro 1 class an early exit of USA‰Ûªs Kailub Russell opened the way for Great Britain‰Ûªs Jaime McCanney - Husqvarna to secure his first day win of the week while moving up to take control of the overall class standings. Ending his day in third, Australia‰Ûªs Josh Green - Yamaha jumps up to second with Germany‰Ûªs Edward Huebner - KTM completing the top three.

Ryan Sipes - Husqvarna and Australia's Daniel Milner - Yamaha battled it out for the top spot in the Enduro 2 class, Sipes eventually ending the day as the winner. With a little under nine-seconds separating the US and Australian racers, third went to France‰Ûªs Loic Larrieu - Sherco. The three riders hold the same respective positions overall.

Of the other Australian's in the E2 class, Matthew Phillips continues to hold down 4th position, while Tye Simmonds jumped up from 10th to 7th overnight. Beau Ralston was another rider on the move, gaining two positions to slide into the top ten in 10th, while Glenn Kearney sits in 20th and Broc Grabham in 30th.

Australia‰Ûªs Daniel Sanders - KTM once again proved the rider to beat in the Enduro 3 class. Securing the day win Sanders extends his overall lead in classification. Portugal‰Ûªs Luis Correia - Beta enjoyed another strong outing to move into second position with Australia‰Ûªs Lachlan Stanford - Husqvarna slipping back to third.

Tom Mason had another strong day on his KTM moving up to 16th position in the E3 class after three day's of racing.

Tayla Jones continues to lead a Aussie 1-2-3 in the Women's class with Jemma Wilson in second narrowly followed by Jessica Gardiner

Day four will see the now tired riders tackle a new course, which will be used for the next two days in succession and ahead of the final day motocross.
Josh Green ready to power his WR250F into day three - Credit: Jake Miller
World Trophy Standings After Day 3 (Provisional)
1. AUSTRALIA - 11:21:26.37
2. ITALY +12:39.29
3. FINLAND +24:28.88
4. GERMANY +29:09.03
5. CZECH REPUBLIC +31:15.18

Junior World Trophy Standings After Day 3 (Provisional)
1. AUSTRALIA - 6:57:50.92
2. SWEDEN +8:33.45
3. USA +12:33.96
4. FRANCE +14:11.21
5. GREAT BRITAIN +15:40.01

Women's World Trophy Standings After Day 3 (Provisional)
1. AUSTRALIA - 5:41:11.59
2. FRANCE +27:09.21
3. SWEDEN +40:05.99

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Top Image: Matthew Phillips playing his part in keeping the World Trophy team at the top of the leader board on day three.

Credit: Jake Miller

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