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Great Experiences for KTM Australia’s Three ISDE Competitors

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Motorex KTM Off Road Racing Team riders Chris Hollis, Geoff Braico and Ben Burrell are in various stages of return from Italy after completing a successful Centenary Edition of the International Six Day Enduro on the island of Sardinia.

Considered the ‰Û÷Olympics of enduro racing‰Ûª this famous event brought together 630 of the world‰Ûªs fastest off road racers from 36 countries, to race 1500 kilometres, consisting of five days of trail and special test, and a sixth incorporating a final motocross.

Motorex KTM team mates Chris Hollis, Ben Burrell and Geoff Braico all made the best of the hot, dusty conditions, contesting and finishing the event in Gold Medal times.

Recently crowned AORC E2 Champion Hollis finished 4th in the E3 class aboard his KTM500EXC, and helped the Australian Senior team to fourth in the world trophy classification standings, behind podium finishers France, the US and Italy.

‰ÛÏWe had a really good six day this year."Hollis commented. "It was my first time on the 500EXC and I really liked it, and it only took a day to really get the hang of it.

"The special tests were really dusty for the whole event, so instead of three riders a minute they dropped it back to two to help with dust. I was sitting third in E3 the whole event until Day 5, when I made a few little mistakes which helped Mike Brown to overtake me was bummed about that.

"All in all I'm really happy with where I placed. The boys and girls killed and everyone should be proud of themselves. A big thanks to Motorcycling Australia and all the supporters who were there to help."
Ben Burrell enjoyed his 2013 ISDE Experience racing for Australian in the Junior Trophy team - Credit Fourohfour
Riding a KTM350EXC in the FIM Junior (U23) World Trophy classification, Ben Burrell rode to 31st in the E2 class as the Aussie juniors finished in sixth place, behind winner France, with Italy and Great Britain filling out the podium.

‰ÛÏMy ISDE experience was great, I had a heap of fun even though the conditions were very dusty and quite hot. I had quite a few crashes and my special test times were a bit up and down, which was a bit of a pain, but I didn't have one bit of trouble with the KTM350EXC, it ran awesome all week and it. On the whole a great event.‰Û

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