The excited jabber of the Finland team riders and their supporters punctuated the air as the 81st International Six Days Enduro wrapped up near Taupo today.
As expected, there was little any of the 31 nations competing could do to peg back the flying Finns, as the theme of the event transformed on the sixth and final day from a battle of endurance in the mud and slush to a test of high-speed riding on the volcanic sand and ash of the local motocross track.
Finland won the event from (...)
Finland continues to dominate recent days of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), with France and Spain completing the leaderboard.
Italy has charged into fourth position from sixth place the previous day, narrowly edging out Australia, who are now fifth.
Day Five on Saturday is the final full day enduro, leading into the special motocross test on Sunday at Taupo’s Digger McEwen Park, where motocross specialists are expected to make up valuable time. And team positions.
Due to an official timing error the provisional results for day one were incorrect. The official International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) results for day one are:
World Trophy Team Positions:
1. France; 2. Finland, 34 seconds behind the leader; 3. Spain, 2m32s; 4. Australia, 3m25s; 5. Italy, 3m29s; 6. Sweden, 3m52s; 7. New Zealand, 4m19s; 8. Netherlands, 7m41s; 9. Poland, 8m23s; 10. Great Britain 9m15s.
Junior Trophy Team Positions (under 23 years)
1. France; 2. USA, 16 seconds behind the (...)
Sunday’s Opening Ceremony formally kicked off the 2006 International Six Days Enduro in Taupo, and it is now just hours away from blast-off with 600 riders from 31 countries nervously making final preparations.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday, the first group of riders will leave the starting pen at the Taupo Motorsport Park and head off into the Kinleith Forest, just north of the town. Several of the special stages of days one to five are within 50 miles of State Highway 1. Day six is a special (...)
The start of the 81st International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is now just days away(14 -19 November). Taking place in New Zealand for the first time in the history of the prestigious team event the competition known as the Olympics of the motorcycling will once again see the world’s best enduro riders battle it out for Individual, Trophy and Junior Trophy team glory.
Following on from their remarkable successes in the ’06 World Enduro Championship KTM are preparing themselves to continue their (...)