Australian Women’s team bolsters advantage in Chile.
Team Australia has extended its World Trophy lead at the close of day three in the 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) as the race in Chile reaches the midway point.
Although losing more ground to Australia, Team USA hold station in second, while Italy remains third. Defending champions France, in fourth place, picked up their pace on day three to move to within one-minute of Italy.
The Junior World Trophy class was once again an Italian show as the trio of riders secured their third consecutive day win. Italy now leads by over minute ahead of the USA and France, with Australia currently positioned in fifth.
Claiming their third day win in Chile, Australia continues its relentless pace in this year’s Women’s World Trophy division. Comfortably faster than their rivals, they enter the second half of the race looking favourite to collect their sixth consecutive victory.
Unable to answer the pace of the leaders, the United States are six minutes behind the Australians, but enjoy a six-minute cushion over Spain in third.
Aussie contender Daniel Milner (KTM Enduro Racing Team) captured his second-consecutive individual standings victory, while also continuing to lead the E3 rankings ahead of countryman Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team). Thomas Mason (KTM) and Andrew Wilksch (Sherco) are 12th and 14th in E3, while Josh Strang (Husqvarna) holds down sixth in E2.
Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) is ranked seventh in E1, with fellow contender Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Enduro Racing Team) ruled out of competition from day two. In the Australian-dominated Women’s class, Tayla Jones (Husqvarna) maintains her position in the lead, followed by Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) and Mackenzie Tricker (KTM) in fourth and sixth respectively.