Sweden got the defence of their FIM Junior World Trophy title off to the best possible start by topping the opening day ‰ÛÒ twenty-eight seconds ahead of Italy ‰ÛÒ helped by an impressive performance by Albin Elowson ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna. Italy showed that they are more than capable of claiming victory in the Junior World Trophy class, as did France who placed less than four-seconds behind the Italian trio.
The fourth team to place less than one-minute apart at the head of the Junior World Trophy category was the USA, fifty-three seconds behind winners Sweden.
The Aussie Junior trohphy team is all but out of contention in this years event with both Michael Driscol and Wil Rupercht running into trouble on the opening day, though details have not yet come through. Lyndon Snodgrass impressed with a 12th place result in E3.
Helped by the performance of Laia Sanz ‰ÛÒ KTM, Spain have taken an early lead in the FIM Women‰Ûªs World Trophy category. Some forty-two seconds ahead of defending champions Australia, Spain will have to keep their focus as they head into the second day of competition if they are to stay ahead of the experienced Australian trio.
Tayla Jones lead the way for the Aussie women, finishing the day 43 seconds behind Sainz, with Jessica Gardiner not much further behind in 3rd position. Jemma Wilson ensured a trio of top ten results for the team finishing the opening day in 8th position.
The USA placed third for the day with France fourth and Sweden fifth.
France‰Ûªs Christophe Nambotin ‰ÛÒ KTM was the day‰Ûªs overall fastest rider, placing just over six seconds ahead of American Taylor Robert ‰ÛÒ KTM and Jeremy Tarroux ‰ÛÒ Sherco.
In the Enduro 1 category Tarroux was the day‰Ûªs fastest rider, finishing ahead of Italians Davide Guarneri ‰ÛÒ Honda and Davide Soreca ‰ÛÒ Honda.
Christophe Charlier ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna was the fastest Enduro 2 class rider, finishing ahead of Australia‰Ûªs Daniel Milner ‰ÛÒ KTM and Swede Albin Elowson ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna.
Finishing just six seconds apart, Christophe Nambotin ‰ÛÒ KTM was the fastest Enduro 3 class competitor ahead of Taylor Robert ‰ÛÒ KTM and Spain‰Ûªs Jaume Betriu ‰ÛÒ KTM.
Day two of the ninety-second ISDE will see riders complete the same two hundred and fifty kilometre course.
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