The Yamaha Blu Cru Women‰Ûªs Trophy Team have recently claimed their fourth consecutive world title winning by almost four minutes at the 2016 International Six Days Enduro event in Navarra, Spain, which was held over the week beginning 11th and concluding 16th of October.
The Yamaha team, spearheaded by three of Australia‰Ûªs finest Off-Road riders, Tayla Jones, Jessica Gardiner and Jemma Wilson, have shown exactly why Australia is the nation to beat after a stella performance secured their fourth title.
The International winning team finished with a total time of 7 hours, 57 minutes and 39.29 seconds over second place Spanish rivals finishing with a time of 8:01:27.96, and third placed competition, Germany, with just over 18 minutes behind with a time of 8:15:47.75.
Despite a week that was less than ideal for Jessica Gardiner starting off day one of the event with a DNF, she put that behind her, battled through the flu and secured herself a fantastic 17th overall placing for the six days with a total time of 6 hours 16 minutes and 40.3 seconds individually. Gardiner finished the final Moto of the event in 7th position ahead of team mate Jemma Wilson who finished 9th in the event.
‰ÛÏHere we are, we are currently four-time World Champions with team Australia. It‰Ûªs great to have Jemma Wilson, Tayla Jones and myself as the three chicks that have done it four years in a row," Gardiner said.
"It has been really great with the whole of team Australia behind us. We wouldn‰Ûªt have been able to do it without them, plus the supporters and the whole crew. It‰Ûªs a big effort to get Australia over here and it definitely doesn‰Ûªt go unappreciated. It has been a pleasure to ride with the girls these last four years as this year was one of the most exciting in women‰Ûªs racing that I have seen yet.
"We had some tough competition and many of the girls were strong, and very well-known riders. We didn‰Ûªt have much time for errors, and although I made a small error on day one I am really happy to be able to come back strong. It‰Ûªs a little disappointing on my individual results but as a team I couldn‰Ûªt be happier being on that top step. It‰Ûªs an honourable feeling to hear that national anthem playing and Australia cheering us on. I would like to especially give a big thank you to Yamaha Blu Cru. It‰Ûªs a very special moment," Gardiner concluded.