France still lead at day three of the ISDE, Aussie women extend lead


Day three of the ninety-second running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Brive, France saw competitors compete in dry and dusty conditions ‰ÛÒ albeit cooler ‰ÛÒ for a third consecutive day, but with a new course and new special tests.

Continuing to hold firm at the head of the FIM World Trophy classification, France stretched their advantage over Australia to five minutes and nineteen seconds while France‰Ûªs FIM Junior World Trophy squad moved to the top of the results, thirty-nine seconds ahead of Italy. Australia sit five minutes and forty-nine seconds ahead of the USA in the Women‰Ûªs World Trophy class.

With three of their riders finishing inside the overall top four of the third day‰Ûªs individual results, France were again the nation to beat in the FIM World Trophy team competition. Placing fifty-nine seconds ahead of second placed Australia, Christophe Nambotin ‰ÛÒ KTM, Jeremy Tarroux ‰ÛÒ Sherco, Loic Larrieu ‰ÛÒ Yamaha and Christophe Charlier ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna are now placed five minutes and nineteen seconds ahead of Australia with the event having reach its half-way point.

‰ÛÏToday was a good day for me and team France,‰Û
Talyla Jones helped the Aussies extend their lead in the womens class.
Day three was also a good one for France‰Ûªs FIM Junior World Trophy squad. Third on day one, second on day two, the trio of Jeremy Miroir ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna, Hugo Blanjoue ‰ÛÒ Yamaha and Anthony Geslin ‰ÛÒ Beta topped the results on day three finishing twenty-six seconds ahead of Italy with Great Britain third. France are now thirty-nine seconds ahead of Italy in the overall standings with the USA third, Great Britain fourth and Chile ‰ÛÒ hosts of next year‰Ûªs ISDE ‰ÛÒ fifth.

Unfortunately, due to navigation issues, Australia was ruled out of the Junior World Trophy Class for the remainder of the ISDE. Lyndon Snodgrass battled on as a lone solider, now only racing for class and outright honours after losing his team mates in Day One.

In winning the FIM Women‰Ûªs World Trophy class Australia edged further ahead in the overall standings, now leading by five minutes and forty-nine seconds. Finishing ahead of the USA and France on day three, even with team rider Jessica Gardiner ‰ÛÒ Yamaha riding with a broken finger Australia look strong for yet another Women‰Ûªs World Trophy team win. With the USA sitting second in the Women‰Ûªs class standings, France hold third with Sweden and Italy rounding out the top five.

Jeremy Tarroux ‰ÛÒ Sherco was the fastest rider in the Enduro 1 class on day three, placing five seconds ahead of Spain‰Ûªs Josep Garcia ‰ÛÒ KTM with Eero Remes ‰ÛÒ TM third. In the overall E1 class results Garcia leads the way, just seven seconds ahead of Tarroux with Italy‰Ûªs Davide Guarneri a further seven seconds behind.
Frenchman Jeremy Tarroux won the E1 class on day 3
The fastest rider in the Enduro 2 class was France‰Ûªs Loic Larrieu ‰ÛÒ Yamaha, who placed close to ten seconds ahead of Nathan Watson ‰ÛÒ KTM who after two difficult days finally found his rhythm. Third went to Australia‰Ûªs Daniel Milner ‰ÛÒ KTM. Milner still leads the overall E2 class results by eight seconds ahead of Larrieu with Swedish Junior World Trophy team rider Albin Elowson third.

Christophe Nambotin ‰ÛÒ KTM topped the Enduro 3 class results to remain at the head of the overall E3 classification, finishing ahead of Taylor Robert ‰ÛÒ KTM and Spain‰Ûªs Jaume Betriu. Nambotin sits thirteen seconds ahead of Robert in the E3 overall results with Betriu, Daniel Sanders ‰ÛÒ KTM, Matthew Phillips ‰ÛÒ Sherco and Finn Matti Seistola ‰ÛÒ KTM sixth.

At the mid-way point of the 92nd International Six Days Enduro KTM 1 have moved to the top of the Manufacturer‰Ûªs award with Nathan Watson ‰ÛÒ KTM, Josep Garcia ‰ÛÒ KTM and Christophe Nambotin sixteen seconds ahead of KTM 2 with KTM 3 in third.

Competition at the top of the Club team category is extremely tight with Italy leading the way, just fourteen seconds ahead of Auvergne Elite with Wales sit third.

Day four will see the riders face yet another new course and special tests as the event moves into its final phase

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Main Photo: Christophe Nambotin leading the French charge
Aussie Matt Phillips on the charge

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