Winning World Trophy team member third outright and runner-up in E3 division.
While assisting Team Australia to the 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) World Trophy, Daniel Sanders wound up on the podium in the individual outright standings, trailing American Taylor Robert (KTM Factory Racing) and fellow Australian Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team).
Challenging the E3 category, the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team ace piloted the FE 501 for just second time, however Chile’s ISDE marked his first appearance aboard the machine in an enduro.
Despite that, he charged to a mighty second place finish in the category, leaving the popular Victorian satisfied with his performance at the end of the gruelling six-day affair.
“It was a good week for me,” Sanders stated. “I had a few small mistakes here and there during the week, but I am really happy with my speed. This was my first enduro race on the big Husqvarna FE 501 and I’m more than happy with the way it performed all week long.
“I really enjoyed racing the big bike in Chile. Conditions were tricky with the dust and the last lap of every day seemed like the most challenging one. With the heat coming through, your heart rate is also going up and you need to be strong physically to keep pushing.”
Husqvarna Motorcycles Australia motorsport manager Glenn Kearney commented: “It was an exceptional week of riding from Chucky. He came out swinging on the first day and led E3 ahead of Daniel Milner, which was really impressive in his first ride on the Husqvarna FE 501.
“After riding a 450c in the off-roads, he’d ridden the bike at Hattah and really enjoyed it, so he opted for more horsepower when we expected sandier conditions in Chile and it suited him well. He managed to stay up at the front throughout the six days, eventually finishing second in class and third overall, which was a huge part of Team Australia achieving the World Trophy win.”