France win ISDE 2012 and Junior Team GB finish second

France win ISDE 2012 and Junior Team GB finish second

The ACU GB ISDE Junior team stood proudly on the ISDE podium today having safely
secured a brilliant second position in the World Junior competition. The World Trophy team
finished the week with some spirited racing in today’s motocross races to secure 8th place.
Danny McCanney finished the week top Brit in 20th place overall. Tom Sagar was our
fastest rider today.

ACU GB ISDE Team Manager, Dusty Martin: “Quite a nervy day for a team manager is day six.
After a week of fighting for every second in the tests and making sure everyone keeps going day to
day, there’s a real sense jeopardy about the final motocross – one small slip can see five days’
hard work scuppered. There were literally thousand of spectators watching today as well – all
adding to the atmosphere.

“Thankfully our lads really shone yet again. Jack Rowland was in terrific form and got the British
supports really worked up chasing former AMA motocross champion Mike Brown in his race. Oddly
enough we best-placed 6th in each of the E1, E2 and E3 races with Jack, Tom Sagar and Danny
McCanney. Tom was our fastest today by a fair margin – saving his best ‘til last! Danny did
exceptionally well to take his 6th given a big crash he had on the tarmac section. And of course
huge congratulations to Paul Edmondson on securing a record 18th ISDE gold medal.

“Best of all, though, every one of our riders finished with a gold medal, for which they needed to
have each finished within 10% of the top finisher of their class. I think that shows just how
competitive our teams were, both Junior and Trophy. Those gold medals also reflect the first class
service the riders got from our extended team of supporters, be they our trusted team of volunteers
or the riders’ family and friends – everyone came together to make for a very coordinated and
professional level of organisation. To everyone on the team – well done, we’ve had an exceptional
year.”

The French national teams, well supported by leading KTM factory riders were in a class of their own this week for the annual ISDE, the International Six Days Enduro. The French were triumphant in major trophies and all major competition classes for this multi competition event!
The French, spearheaded by KTM factory riders Christophe Nambotin (E3 World Champion), Antoine Meo (E1 World Champion), Johnny Aubert and Husaberg rider Pierre-Alexandre Renet were never in doubt for the coveted World Trophy and led from the first day of competition.

Nambotin was the fastest overall rider over the six days of competition and won the E3 class. Meo finished just under a minute behind him in the overall rankings and also won the E1 class with KTM factory teammate Eero Remes of Finland in second. KTM’s Johnny Aubert fought a hard battle the whole week with Renet to finish second overall in E2 and Toby Price, KTM’s Australian Offroad Championship was second behind Nambotin in E3. Price rode from day one with a bent wheel and from Wednesday with damaged ribs. David Knight of the KTM Enduro factory Team was down to compete for the British team but had to withdraw due to illness.

Australia rode consistently well throughout and was second in the World Trophy, Italy took third and USA, with a slew of KTM USA’s factory riders finished with a flourish by moving up two places into fourth place on the final day. France was followed home in the Junior World Trophy by Britain, USA and Australia and in the Women’s Trophy by Germany and Australia.

The only mishap for KTM factory riders in the entire week was on Day Two when Spain’s Cristobal Guerrero dislocated his shoulder and had to retire.

Riders tackled five days of challenging Enduro terrain around the Sachsenring racing circuit and on the final day, part of the route took riders on the asphalt of the famous circuit in a finale that had a “Supermoto” character. The event attracted large and enthusiastic crowds throughout, underlining the popularity of Enduro sport in and around the Saxony region.

The Red Bull ISDE is the oldest offroad event on the world FIM calendar. First started in Carlisle, England in 1913 it has been staged continually except during WWI and WW2. It is not only an event that is a highlight for top international riders but also attracts Endurists of all skill levels from all over the world. Hobby riders are able to compete on the same terrain and in the same conditions as the world’s elite riders and it is a unique opportunity for camaraderie and a shared sporting experience for dedicated Endurists. As in every edition, KTM was at the 2012 ISDE not only offering support for its top riders but also full service customer packages for riders wishing to rent bikes and associated services.

Riders now return to their home countries and prepare for the 2013 edition to be held on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Day 6: International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), Saxony Germany

World Trophy
1. France: Antoine Meo (KTM), Rodrig Thain, Johnny Aubert (KTM), Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Sebastien Guillaume and Christophe Nambotin (KTM), 27:57:45 hours


2. Australia: Glenn Kearney, Daniel Milner, Christopher Hollis (KTM), Matthew Phillips, Josh Strang (KTM) and Toby Price (KTM), +37:40.67 min

3. Italy: Maurizio Micheluz, Deny Philippaerts, Alex Salvini, Oscar Balletti, Manuel Monni (KTM), Mirko Gritti (KTM), +47:54.09

4. USA: Mike Brown (KTM), Destry Abbott, Kurt Caselli (KTM), Taylor Robert, Charlie Mullins (KTM), Russell Bobbitt (KTM), +58:27.76

5. Finland: Eero Remes (KTM), Antti Hellsten, Roni Nikander (KTM), Juha Salminen, Jari Mattila (KTM), Marko Tarkkala, +58:29.20

6. Spain: Victor Guerrero (KTM), Lorenzo Santolino, Ivan Cervantes, Cristobal Guerrero (KTM), Armand Monleon (KTM), Aaron Bernardez, +59:02.84

7. Sweden: +1:00:44 hours
8. Great Britain: +1:28:51
9. Germany: +1:42:00
10. Netherlands: +1:55:41
11. Czech Republic: +2:16:12
12. Austria: +2:48:22

Junior World Trophy
1. France: Jeremy Joly, Matthias Bellino, Alexandre Queyreyre, Kevin Rohmer, 17:23:17 hours

2. Great Britain: Jack Rowland, Steve Holcombe (KTM), Alex Rockwell, Danny McCanney, +2:43.68 min

3. USA: Travis Coy (KTM), Andrew Delong, Thaddeus Duvall, Jesse Groemm (KTM), +15:06.02

4. Australia: Benjamin Burrell (KTM), Luka Bussa, Mitcham Harper, Lachlan Stanford, +31:27.06

5. Portugal: Bernardo Megre (KTM), Henrique Nogueira, Luis Oliveira and Diogo Ventura, +40:14.15

6. Czech Republic: +50:58.21
7. Finland: +50:59.21
8. Spain: +51:30.02
9. Sweden: +53:04.34
10. Germany: +54:18.56

Women’s World Trophy
1. France: Blandine Dufrene, Ludivine Puy, Audrey Rossat (KTM), 13:52:48 hours

2. Germany: Heike Petrick, Nina Oppenländer, Sabrina Lauke (KTM), +1:52:40 hours

3. Australia: Jessica Gardiner, Tanya Hearn (KTM), Tayla Jones (KTM), +1:58:18

Manufacturers Trophy
1. Husaberg 1: Joakim Ljunggren, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Mathias Bellino, 17:01:23 hours
2. KTM 2: Eero Remes, Kurt Caselli, Johnny Aubert, +41.84 sec
3. Yamaha: Daniel Milner, Matthew Phillips, Mitcham Harper, +13:43.08 min
4. HM Honda International 1: Thaddeus Duvall, Tom Sagar, Rodrig Thain, +19:58.20
5. TM Factory A: Antti Hellsten, Nicolo Mori, Aigar Leok, +24:52.69

E1 Individual Day 6
1. Mike Brown (USA), KTM, 15:41.83 min
2. Rodrig Thain (F), Honda, +10.44 sec
3. Michal Szuster (PL), TM, +12.46
4. Lorenzo Santolino (E), Husqvarna, +14.93
5. Edward Hubner (D), Yamaha, +16.16
6. Jack Rowland (GB), Husqvarna, +19.21
7. Antoine Meo (F), KTM, +24.57
8. Henrique Nogueira (P), Honda, +29.19
9. Jakob Morhed (S), HM-Honda, +37.88
10. Maurizio Micheluz (I), HM-Honda, +38.27

E1 Individual Final
1. Antoine Meo (F), KTM, 5:32:38 hours
2. Eero Remes (FIN), KTM, +5:14.20 min
3. Rodrig Thain (F), Honda, +10:10.38
4. Daniel Milner (AUS), Yamaha, +11:44.35
5. Lorenzo Santolino (E), Husqvarna, +12:57.25
6. Antti Hellsten (FIN), TM, +12:57.25
7. Maurizio Micheluz (I), HM-Honda, +14:41.90
8. Jeremy Joly (F), Yamaha, +15:38.61
9. Victor Guerrero (E), KTM, +16:01.93
10. Michael Brown (USA), KTM, +16:55.43

E2 Individual Day 6
1. Mathias Bellino (F), Husaberg, 15:22.04 min
2. Pierre-Alexandre Renet (F), Husaberg, +3.38 sec
3. Matthew Phillips (AUS), Yamaha, +7.04
4. Alex Salvini (I), Husqvarna, +7.48
5. Johnny Aubert (F), KTM, +19.58
6. Tom Sagar (GB), Honda, +21.65
7. Thaddeus Duvall (USA), Honda, +22.33
8. Charlie Mullins (USA), KTM, +22.53
9. Ivan Cervantes (E), Gas-Gas, +22.67
10. Joshua Strang (AUS), KTM, +29.53

E2 Individual Final
1. Pierre-Alexandre Renet (F), Husaberg, 5:35:14 hours
2. Johnny Aubert (F), KTM, +10.07 sec
3. Alex Salvini (I), Husqvarna, +2:59.34 min
4. Matthew Phillips (AUS), Yamaha, +3:42.10
5. Ivan Cervantes (E), Gas-Gas, +5:14.43
6. Joshua Strang (AUS), KTM, +5:18.39
7. Taylor Robert (USA), Kawasaki, +8:33.93
8. Mathias Bellino (F), Husaberg, +9:08.40
9. Thaddeus Duvall (USA), Honda, +9:12.38
10. Robert Kvarnstrom (S), Beta, +10:17.20

E3 Individual Day 6
1. Christophe Nambotin (F), KTM, 15:18.55 min
2. Toby Price (AUS), KTM, +23.60 sec
3. Joakim Ljunggren (S), Husaberg, +27.15
4. Aigar Leok (EST), TM, +40.04
5. Derrick Gorner (D), Husaberg, +40.14
6. Danny McCanney (GB), Gas-Gas, +43.04
7. Christophe Robert (CH), Husaberg, +49.08
8. Jason Thomas (GB), KTM, +50.51
9. Radek Toman (CZ), KTM, +51.67
10. Manuel Monni (I), KTM, +52.35

E3 Individual Final
1. Christophe Nambotin (F), KTM, 5:31:39 hours
2. Toby Price (AUS), KTM, +8:59.11 min
3. Joakim Ljunggren (S), +10:06.97
4. Aigar Leok (EST), TM, +11:31.97
5. Marcus Kehr (D), KTM, +11:37.00
6. Manuel Monni (I), +12:19.42
7. Danny McCanney (GB), Gas-Gas, +12.48.6
8. Mirko Gritti (I), KTM, +14.04.71
9. Sebastien Guillaume (F), Gas-Gas, +15:42.73
10. Marko Tarkkala (FIN), Beta, +17:11.33
EW Individual Day 6
1. Ludivine Puy (F), Gas-Gas, 17:19.56 min
2. Tayla Jones (AUS), KTM, +0.84 sec
3. Blandine Dufrene (F), Husaberg, +5.91
Other KTM
5. Audrey Rossat (F), KTM, +1:00.02 min
6. Sanna Bergman (S), KTM, +1:09.57
9. Tanya Hearn (AUS), KTM, +1:21.95
10. Sabrina Kauke (D), KTM, +1:42.29

EW Final
1. Ludivine Puy (F), Gas-Gas, 6:33:54 hours
2. Heike Petrick (D), Husaberg, +26:30.50 min
3. Jessica Jonsson (S), Gas-Gas, +46:14.86
Other KTM
5. Audrey Rossat (F), KTM, +49:59.53, Silver
8. Tanya Hearn (AUS), KTM, +1:56:20.79 hours, Bronze
10. Sabrina Kauke (D), KTM, +2:16:28.54, Bronze
12. Sanna Bergman (S), KTM, +2:42:34.43, Bronze
13. Tayla Jones (AUS), KTM, +3:59.45.35

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