An established star and two rookies to international competition are thrilled to make up the KTM contingent in this year‰Ûªs Australian ISDE team as it defends the three titles it so spectacularly won in Slovakia in 2015.
Daniel Sanders, Jack Simpson and Nic Tomlinson will all wear the green and gold when the ISDE takes place in Spain between October 11 and 16.
The International Six Days Enduro is considered the Olympics of enduro racing and Sanders was one of Australia‰Ûªs big winners last year when he rode his two-stroke KTM 300 EXC to first in E3 and fourth in outright classification.
Last year a member of the Junior (U23) team, Sanders will this year return as a member of the Senior Trophy team, alongside Josh Strang, Lachy Stanford and Daniel Milner.
Making the occasion even sweeter for the hard-charging Victorian who currently holds the E3 class and outright lead in the Australian Off-Road Championships, is the fact that he will ride the all-new 2017 KTM 300 EXC in Spain.
‰ÛÏAfter the Australian effort last year of winning all three classes at the six-day in Slovakia, we‰Ûªve got high hopes." Sanders said. "We've got a really strong team - unfortunately we couldn't have Phillips in it ‰ÛÒ but I'm pretty sure that myself, Milner, Strang, and Stanford will be aiming for gold again.
"Also I‰Ûªll be on the new 2017 KTM 300 - it's only a couple of weeks away and it's completely new; a new motor, chassis, a lot of things have changed so it's going to be very exciting to jump on that and go for gold.
"These boys are all hungrier than ever so to be able to go there and back up the senior trophy team victory will be awesome, but there are some strong teams out there and going from a six rider team down to a four-rider team will be very tough.
"We just want to go back there and put the Aussies back up on top and this time take the trophy home on the day so we can get to celebrate it properly.‰Û