ISDE DAY 1: USA ON TOP!
It was a good first day for KTM rider Kailub Russell (USA) who also topped the E1 individual standings. USA also headed the E2 standings with Ryan Sipes. Australia took the honors in the E3 class led by Lachlan Stanford with KTM rider Daniel Sanders second fastest.
Kailub Russell: “It was a great day for myself and the US team, but there’s still a lot of racing to be done. I felt like I was at a bit of a disadvantage on some of the tests, being the first rider onto them. But the day went well and the team all rode really strong. The day wasn’t too tough, but there were some technical hills. If we get a lot of rain things will get hard.”
Sipes topped the E2 (450cc) class, only 2 seconds off Russell for second-best individual score of the day. Taylor Robert and Thad Duvall of the U.S. were fifth and sixth in the E2 class. Mike Brown was the top American Trophy rider in the big class with a sixth. Rain held off for most of the opening day of the competition but started to fall after the first 50 riders finished. Although it was still raining in the evening, the forecast for Day Two is quite encouraging.
Junior Trophy and Women’s Trophy
Australia was the fastest team in the Junior Trophy on the opening day, Sweden was second and France third. Australia, France and Sweden were also the fastest three in the Women’s Trophy in a field of six national teams.
The U.S. Junior World team is still in fourth overall despite taking a maximum penalty from Layne Michael, who injured his wrist and it out for the week.. Nick Davis suffered a one-minute late penalty at a check, and Steward Baylor separated his shoulder, but is still going. Grant Baylor is running strong, but with one rider gone, the US team has no margin for error.
The ISDE, the International Six Days Enduro is the oldest event on the International Motorcycle Federation calendar. It was first staged in 1913 in Carlisle, England and except when the war years intervened, has been held continuously ever since. Riders compete not only for their nations but also in the classic individual Enduro classes. It is also a unique opportunity for riders of all skills, also in the club class, to compete over the same course as the sport’s elite. Each day comprises six individual timed tests of either Enduro or Motocross characteristics.
Some 500 competitors are in Kosice in eastern Slovakia for the ISDE, which runs until Saturday. The town is about 400km east of Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital and offers a range of attractive woodland for the competition.
ISDE 2015 at Kosice, Slovakia, Day One
World Trophy Results
1. USA, 3:42:49.48 h (Thaddeus Duvall, 44:56.69 min; Michael Brown, 45:27.76; Taylor Robert, 44:37.79; Kailub Russell, 43:52.82; Ryan Sipes, 43:54.42; Gary Sutherlin, 45:45.54)
2. Australia, +1:14.17 min (Joshua Green, 44:46.56; Daniel Milner, 44:09.72; Matthew Phillips, 44:32.20; Beau Ralston, 45:52.31; Lachlan Stanford, 44:50.82; Glen Kearny, 45:44.36)
3. France, +1:31.70 (Marc Bourgeois, 44:11.98; Anthony Boissiere, 44:55.83; Loic Larrieu, 44:21.76; Antoine Basset, 45:02.15; Jeremy Joly, 45:49.46; Mathias Bellino, 45:54.65)
Junior Trophy Results
1. Australia, 2:17:03.21 h (Broc Grabham, 46:57.10 min; Tom Mason, 47:10.05; Daniel Sanders, 44:52.53; Tye Simmonds, 45:13.58)
2. Sweden, +3:06.70 min (Jesper Borjesson, 46:27.73; Michael Persson, 46:43.09; John Ramstrom, 47:55.41; Tommy Sjostrom, 46:59.11)
3. France, +4:35.27 (Quentin Delhaye de Maulde, 47:36.62; David Abgrall,
1. Australia, 1:40:56.66 h (Jessica Gardiner, 52:27.06 min; Tayla Jones, 50:15.14; Jemma Wilson, 50:41.52)
2. France, +7:38.57 min (Blandine Dufrene, 54:03.56; Geraldine Fournel, 55.09.14; Audrey Rossat, 54:31.57)
3. Sweden, +16:33.28 (Jessica Jonsson, 1:01:20.36; Emelie Karlsson, 56:09.58; Emmily Smalsjo, 1:01:54.64)
1. Kailub Russell (USA), KTM, 43:52.82 min
2. Jamie McCanney (GBR), Husqvarna, +17.14 sec
3. Marc Bourgeois (FRA), Yamaha, +19.16
4. Eero Remes (FIN), TM, +36.58
5. Joshua Green (AUS), Yamaha, +53.73
1. Ryan Sipes (USA), Husqvarna, 43:54.42 min
2. Daniel Milner (AUS), Yamaha, +15.30 sec
3. Loic Larrieu (FRA), Sherco, +27.34
4. Matthew Phillips (AUS), KTM, +37.78
5. Robert Taylor (USA), KTM, +43.37
1. Lachlan Stanford (AUS), Husqvarna, 44:50.82 min
2. Daniel Sanders (AUS), KTM, +1.71 sec
3. Luis Correia (POR), Beta, +6.32
4. Antoine Basset (FRA), KTM, +11.33
5. Oscar Balletti (ITA), KTM, +20.22
1. Tayla Jones (AUS), Yamaha, 50:15.14 min
2. Jemma Wilson (AUS), Yamaha, +26.38 sec
3. Jessica Gardner (AUS), Sherco, +2:11.92 min
4. Sanna Karkkaninen (FIN), KTM, +2:37.96
5. Blandine Dufrene (FRA), KTM, +3:48.42
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