Jones ‘honoured’ with ISDE Women’s outright win

Husqvarna pilot assists Team Australia to sixth-consecutive Women’s World Trophy.

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For the second time in her career, Tayla Jones has earned outright honours in the individual Women’s standings at the 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Chile.

Jones played an integral part in Team Australia’s record-breaking sixth-consecutive Women’s World Trophy crown, dominating the division with the help of compatriots Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) and Mackenzie Tricker (KTM).

The Husqvarna ace wound up with just under a three-minute advantage over American Brandy Richards (KTM) on the sixth and final day to earn the win, a result which she feels honoured to have achieved.

“It was a good six days,” Jones explained. “We had a strong team, we got some good times at the start of the week which really helped overall, and towards the end we stayed consistent, helping to reduce the overall stress from the event. I’m really happy to get a sixth consecutive title, which is a new record.

“I’m also really honoured to get the overall championship – I have won it once before, but there is no doubt that the second time is 10 times better. I would like to give a big thank you to the whole Australian team, the supporters, helpers and volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without them. I would also like to thank the whole Women’s World Trophy Team, Mackenzie and Jess, they’re great teammates.”

Gardiner and Tricker (KTM) finished in fourth and ninth respectively amid a remarkable weekend for Australia, with the senior squad also taking out the World Trophy, along with Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team) securing the win in the outright individual standings.


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