The countdown is on as Australia’s Senior, Junior and Women’s World Trophy teams prepare to take to the French terrain in Brive, as the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) kicks off from August 28th to September 2nd.
After months of preparing and fundraising with the helping hand and support from Motorcycling Australia (MA), our world championship winning teams are well prepared and focused.
As many of the competitors land in France over the weekend and next week, the riders will no doubt take the opportunity to walk the tracks to familiarise themselves with what is in store over the six days – a gruelling challenge of speed, ability and determination.
Joshua Green, Daniel Milner, Matthew Phillips and Daniel ‘Chucky’ Sanders make up the Senior World Trophy Team. Active8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team rider Green came third in the AORC E2 Championship this year and won the 2016 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) in the E1 class. KTM Enduro Team rider Milner, is hot off AORC Outright and E2 Championship wins. Phillips is an accomplished rider who won the 2016 EnduroGP Championship, his achievements and experience at ISDE will be instrumental. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider, Sanders is a two time ISDE and 2016 AORC Outright and E3 Champion.
The Junior Trophy Team has had a change to its line-up, with young gun Yamaha rising star, Michael Driscoll replacing Jack Simpson. Driscoll was identified as the best replacement, with an AORC EJ Championship now under his belt. Driscoll will join fellow riders Wil Ruprecht and Lydnon Snodgrass. Ruprecht won the coveted AORC E1 Championship and Snodgrass the E3 title, less than two weeks ago in Omeo (VIC). With three recent champions making up the Junior team, it makes for a strong line-up indeed.
Senior World Trophy Team:
- Joshua Green
- Daniel Milner
- Matthew Phillips
- Daniel Sanders
Womens World Trophy Team:
- Jessica Gardiner
- Tayla Jones
- Jemma Wilson
Junior World Trophy Team:
- Michael Driscoll
- Will Ruprecht
- Lyndon Snodgrass
Stay tuned next week for the Women’s World Trophy ISDE preview as they go for five titles in a row!
For more information and to stay up to date with everything happening over the week of 2017 ISDE this From August 28th to September 2nd, head to AORC.org.au, like the AORC and MA Facebook pages or follow the @aorc and @motorcyclingaustralia on Instagram.
Photos courtesy of Five Media (Photo One) and Mad Dog Images (Photo Two), ISDE 2016