Team France still leading ISDE after 3 tough days

Team France still leading ISDE after 3 tough days

The ACU GB ISDE Junior team lost the lead in the Junior competition today to the strong
French team, but held the lead margin to a very slender 1.28-minutes to keep the hopes of
victory alive. The ACU GB ISDE Trophy Team had another strong day to maintain eighth but
with every capability to step up the leaderboard over the next few days. Danny McCanney
was again the best Brit and is now 21st in the overall standings.

Competing against a team with two world champions in their number will always be a tough ask,
but the Team GB Junior team continues to bring the fight to the French in the Junior competition.
Danny McCanney might be the star British rider but the support from Alex Rockwell, Jack Rowland
and Steve Holcombe is impressive, the riders individually setting top-20 times overall and the most
junior member, Steve, today coming right up in the time sheets. The team were untroubled today
and are all fighting fit and ready for the concluding half of the event. With Team France already
down one man any mistake or loss on their part will be critical to their chance of success.

The Trophy team was solid again today. Jordan Rose continues to get faster, having been
frustrated by day one technical troubles he’s now set on climbing the leaderboard; 61st after day
one Jordan is now up to 33rd overall. Strategically the team are in a strong position, of the seven
teams ahead of them four have now lost a rider each – one more rider loss from any of them would
see Team GB leapfrog up the table. Again, our riders are all in good shape and prepared to ride a
strong second half of the event.

ACU GB ISDE Team Manager, Dusty Martin: “Today was a very long one, the organisers were
worried about getting all the riders home before dusk, and this despite starting the first rider off at
07.45. The day was promised to be tougher technically but all our riders coped well, the worst
reported was a check being ‘a bit tight’. Jason Thomas had a crash today but he’s fine and the bike
required only minor repairs. Our main concern has been to keep the riders’ energies high, we’re
only half way home and the real racing is to come. Brilliant work again today from the Juniors, but
frankly the whole team impresses.”

Highlights from day 3

France, powered by three of KTM’s top factory riders, Antoine Meo, Christophe Nambotin and Johnny Aubert forged a commanding lead in the World Trophy for the third day in succession at the Red Bull ISDE, the International Six Days Enduro, the mini Olympics for Enduro sport.

At the half way mark of the competition, France has a 19-minute lead over second placed Australia. Italy is third, Spain fourth, the USA fifth and Finland is currently in sixth place.

The third day also saw Meo move into first place overall after French teammate and Husaberg rider Pierre-Alexandre Renet had trouble in the final test and slipped to second overall. Meo, who told reporters recently he feels most ‘at home’ in the paddocks of the Enduro World Championship has had a great competitive season and is already confirmed as the E1 2012 World Champion.


Renet, riding a Husaberg had topped the overall standings on the opening two days. Nambotin and Aubert are currently third and fourth overall while Australia’s Toby Price (KTM), who has been riding since the opening day with a damaged wheel, put in yet another strong performance and is fifth overall in front of Finland’s Eero Remes (KTM), the overall winner in 2012.

KTM factory riders were right up with the best throughout the day. Nambotin, the 2012 E3 World Champion was the fastest E3 rider in six of the day’s eight tests. Meo, was fastest E1 rider in five tests and their factory teammate and countryman Johnny Aubert was fastest E2 rider in two tests. Meo now has a 2-minute 45 edge on Remes in the progressive E1 rankings. Aubert is also closing in on Renet in the E2 class and the two are separated by just on minute. Nambotin, like Meo now in familiar territory at the front of the field, has a two-minute advantage over Toby Price. Price, after a mixed day remarked on his Facebook page: “Nothing good to report for today, messed up in trail and hit the deck on my ribs and I’m killing… Today was rough, bring on tomorrow.”Day Three: ISDE International Six Days Enduro, Saxony Germany

World Trophy
1, France: Antoine Meo (KTM), Rodrig Thain, Johnny Aubert (KTM), Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Sebastien Guillaume and Christophe Nambotin (KTM), 16:40:42.24


2, Australia: Glenn Kearney, Daniel Milner, Christopher Hollis (KTM), Matthew Philipps, Josh Strang (KTM) and Toby Price (KTM), +18:59.92

3, Italy: Maurizio Micheluz, Deny Philippaerts, Alex Salvini, Oscar Baletti, Manuel Monni (KTM), Mirko Gritti (KTM), +26:57.09

4, Spain: Victor Guerrero (KTM), Lorenzo Santolino, Ivan Cervantes, Cristobal Guerrero (KTM), Armand Monleon (KTM), Aaron Bernardez, +30:21.17

5, USA: Mike Brown (KTM), Destry Abbott, Kurt Caselli (KTM), Taylor Robert, Charlie Mullins (KTM), Russell Bobbitt (KTM), +31:16.57

6, Finland: Eero Remes (KTM), Antii Hellsten, Roni Nikander (KTM), Juha Salminen, Jari Mattila (KTM), Marko Tarkkala, +33:32.41

7, Sweden: +36:21.71
8. Great Britain: +57:11.02
9, Netherlands: +1:06:30.32
10, Germany: +1:12:34.58
11, Czech Republic: +1:22:15.46
12, Austria: +1:43:35.97

Junior World Trophy
1, France: Jeremy Joly, Matthias Bellino, Alexandre Queyreyre, Kevin Rohmer, 10:24:32.33

2, Great Britain: Jack Rowland, Steve Holcombe (KTM), Alex Rockwell, Danny McCanny, +1:28.84

3, USA: Travis Coy (KTM), Andrew Delong, Thaddeus Duvall, Jesse Groemm (KTM) +10:22.32

4, Australia: Benjamin Burrell (KTM), Luka Bussa, Mitcham Harper, Lachlan Stanford +14:58.48

5, Portugal: Bernardo Megre (KTM), Henrique Nogueira, Luis Oliveira and Diogo Ventura +17:10.97

6, Finland: + 20:43.21
7, Spain: +27:43.32
8, Germany: +30:20.24
9, Czech Republic: +32:01.88
10, Sweden: +37:40.54

Women’s World Trophy
1, France: Blandine Dufrene, Ludivine Puy, Audrey Rossat (KTM), 8:18:29.92

2, Australia: Jessica Gardiner, Tanya Hearn (KTM), Tayla Jones (KTM), +39.11.44

3, Germany: Heike Petrick, Nina Oppenländer, Sabrina Lauke (KTM), +45:43.25

Manufacturers Trophy
1, KTM 2: Eero Remes, Kurt Caselli, Johnny Aubert, 10:07:46.01
2, Husaberg 1: Joakim Ljunggren, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Mathias Bellino, +3:32.11
3, Yamaha: Daniel Milner, Matthew Phillips, Mitcham Harper, +9:50.01
4, KTM 3: Mike Brown, Charlie Mullins, Russell Bobbitt, +15:18.61
5, TM Factory A: Antti Hellsten, Nicolo Mori, Aigar Leok, +16:12.56

E1 individual Day 3
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM 1:05:22.10
2, Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, +1:03.05
3, Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, +1:49.41
4, Daniel Milner, +2:16.78
5. Antti Hellsten, Finland, TM, +2:29.74
6, Jeremy Joly, France, Yamaha, +2:49.59
7, Maurizio Micheluz, Italy, HM-Honda, +2:52.86
8, Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha, +2:55.69
9, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna +2:56.98
10, Victor Guerrero, Spain, KTM, +3:06.26

E1 individual Progressive
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM 3:18:22.98
2, Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, +2:45.53
3, Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, +6:27.06
4, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, +6:45.34
5, Daniel Milner, +7:10.73
6. Antti Hellsten, Finland, TM, +7:24.31
7, Maurizio Micheluz, Italy, HM-Honda, +8:12.17
8, Jeremy Joly, France, Yamaha, +9:04.14
9, Victor Guerrero, Spain, KTM, +9:19.52
10, Michael Brown, USA, KTM, +9:33.63

E2 Individual Day 3
1, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg 1:05:43.63
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, +23.88
3, Alex Salvini, Italy, Husqvarna, +57.43
4, Matthew Philipps, Australia, Yamaha, +1:07.03
5, Joshua Strang, Australia, KTM, +1:09.04
6, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, +1:18.67
7, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, +1:35.55
8, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM, +1:36.89
9, Robert Kvarnstrom, Sweden, Beta, +1:54.78
10, Thaddeus Duvall, USA, Honda, +2:02.55

E2 Individual Progressive
1, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg, 3:18:42.45
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, +1:01.20
3, Alex Salvini, Italy, Husqvarna, +3:23.39
4, Matthew Philipps, Australia, Yamaha, +3:49.02
5, Joshua Strang, Australia, KTM, +4:12.27
6, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM, +4:16.48
7, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, +4:24.26
8, Taylor Robert, USA, Kawasaki, +5:47.70
9, Robert Kvarnstrom, Sweden, Beta, +6:11.95
10, Hans Vogels, Netherlands, Husaberg, +7:34.24

E3 Individual Day 3
1, Christophe Nambotin, France, KTM, 1:05:30.89
2, Toby Price, Australia, KTM, +1:13.90
3, Manuel Monni, Italy, +1:33.58
4, Marcus Kehr, Germany, KTM, +1:35.06
5, Danny McCanney, GBR, Gas-Gas, +1:48.72
6, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, +2:01.05
7, Mirko Gritti, Italy, KTM, +2:25.09
8, Sebastien Guillaume, France, Gas-Gas +2:31.61
9, Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, +2:59.63
10, Aaron Bernardez, Spain, TM, +3:13.29

E3 Individual Progressive
1, Christophe Nambotin, France, KTM, 3:19:03.12
2, Toby Price, Australia, KTM, +2:01.21
3, Manuel Monni, Italy, +5:22.50
4, Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, +5:45.64
5, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, +6:01.63
6, Marcus, Kehr, Germany, KTM, +6:21.85
7, Danny McCanney, GBR, Gas-Gas, +6:35.02
8, Mirko Gritti, Italy, KTM, +7:24.67
9, Sebastien Guillaume, France, Gas-Gas, +7:27.60
10, Pontius Hogberg, Sweden, Gas-Gas, +8:52.62

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