Australian Enduro Champion Jess Gardiner continues to impress in her World Championship campaign landing on the podium again at the Swiss round of the World Enduro Championships.
With just one round remaining in the Women’s World Enduro Championship, Gardiner sits in a sensational second place after another double podium blitz in Sweden on the weekend. Gardiner pulled down a couple of third places results each day and her speed and consistency now see her in second place on the championship table and confident she can finish the year on the podium.
The round in Sweden proved challenging for Gardiner as the tests were dry and rock hard and the trails were as rough and bumpy as she had experienced. But she gritted her teeth and overcame a crash early in the piece before regaining her composure and finishing strongly, highlighted by winning a test on her way to third place.
“I’m exhausted but satisfied,” she said at the end of racing. “I struggled badly on day one but so did a lot of riders, so I was happy to make the podium. Then once I got going on day two, I felt like my riding was much better and was able to get through the tests well and even managed to win one which was awesome.
“I have been consistent with each round and only missed the podium once. I’m now second in the championship but the last round isn’t until much later in the year at Portugal, so I will keep working hard and it would be great to finish the last weekend with a win and see how that puts me in the championship.
“It’s been a whirlwind month for me with races in Australia, Finland and Sweden so now I’m looking forward to getting back to Australia and getting ready for Hattah. Thank you to everyone who is in my corner as there are a lot of people behind the scenes that make this happen for me and I’m so thankful for the amazing support I get,” Gardiner concluded.