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KTM ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO 2017

The 92nd International Six Days Enduro in Brive, France last week saw KTM enjoy strong results across all classes as KTM Enduro Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia claimed a second consecutive Enduro 1 class victory, while Taylor Robert took a hard-fought Enduro 3 class win. Christophe Nambotin contributed to France’s overall World Team Trophy victory and Laia Sanz won the Enduro Women’s class.

One of the fastest riders in the event, Josep Garcia ended the first day sixth in Enduro 1 and 11th overall before moving to the top of the E1 classification as well as challenging for the overall individual win. Second in E1 on day two, the Spaniard then topped the fourth and fifth days before putting in one of the most impressive final moto performances of any rider and ending his event as the best performing Enduro 1 class rider.

JosepGarciaThatwasalotoffun, Imsohappytohavewonmyfinalmotocrossrace. DoingsowellintheISDElastyearinSpainIreallywantedtodowellagainhereinFrancewinningtheEnduro 1 classwasmygoal. Tohavedonethatisamazing. Asalways, itsbeenalonganddifficultweek, butgenerallythingswentwellforme. Thedustduringthefirstfewdayswasnttoonice, butwiththenewtestsduringthethirdandfourthdaysIwasabletoreallygetagoodfeelingwiththegrassspecialtests. ItwasdisappointingthatoneoftheSpanishtrophyteamhadtoretirefromtheevent, afterthatIreallypushedtotryandwintheoverallaswellasEnduro 1.” 

Great Britain’s Nathan Watson recovered from a tough start in the E2 class where he was 15th after day one, to take sixth position after a positive second half of the ISDE event including a final day win. DanielMilner took a podium second in E2 aboard KTM machinery in this category, while KailubRussell was seventh.

Following an outstanding start to the ISDE and winning the opening three days in the Enduro 3 category Christophe Nambotin looked set for the overall victory in Brive. However, a crash on day four left the Frenchman with broken bones in his right hand. With true grit to ride through the pain, ‘Nambo’ completed the ISDE in seventh in E3 and contributed to Team France’s win in the World Trophy Team Competition.

ChristopheNambotin: Thisissuchagreatfeeling. TowintheWorldTrophyteamcompetitionhereinFranceisamazing, especiallyafterthefinalfewdaysIvehad. IknewIwouldn'tbeabletodoanythingmorethanjustridearoundtodaybecauseofmyinjuredhand, butthankfullytherestoftheteamrodeamazinglyandwedidwhatwesetouttodo. Thestartoftheracewasgoodforme, butwithmyhandinjuryitwasjustamatteroffinishing.” 

Also in E3 was USA’s TaylorRobert, who began the week strongly with second in E3 and second outright, followed by runner-up positions on days two and three before winning on days four and five. He completed his ISDE with a second in his final day motocross race, which secured him the Enduro 3 class win and third in the overall individual standings. An all-KTM podium saw JaumeBetriu take second place, while Australia’s Daniel Sanders concluded the event in third place in E3 with MattiSeistola in fourth.

TaylorRobertImreallypleasedwiththewaythisyearsISDEhaspannedoutformetowintheEnduro 3 classandgetthirdoverallisreallycool. OfcourseI'dhopedtowintheoveralllikeIdidlastyear, but, hey, itwasnttobethisyear. Ihadacoupleofdaysthatwerentgreat, butgenerallythingswentreallywell. TheresstillonlyeverbeenahandfulofAmericanswhohavewontheirclassattheISDE, soImreallyproudtobeoneofthem. ItwastoughtoseeThadgooutondayone, buttheISDEisacrazyracesometimes. TodayIgotaterriblestartforthefinalmoto. Ididn'tgetagoodjumpfromthestart, thenIwheelied, butImanagedtoweavemywaythroughthefirstfewturnsprettygoodandmanagedtogetclosetothefront. Iwasalittlecrazyduringthoseopeninglaps, butIkeptcharging. Ipassedaboutfourguysinthefinallap, whichallowedmetogetsecond.” 

KTM riders filled four of the top six places in the Enduro Women’s class, with Spain’s Laia Sanz topping the results by more than one-and-a-half minutes. The USA all-KTM Women’s World Trophy team of BrandyRichards, KacyMartinez and RebeccaSheets placed second in class. 



Results FIM International Six Days Enduro 2017

World Trophy Team
1. France (Christophe Nambotin (KTM)
, Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna), Loïc Larrieu (Yamaha), Jeremy Tarroux (Sherco)), 12:59:38.23
2. Australia (Daniel Sanders (KTM), Daniel Milner (KTM), Matthew Phillips (Sherco), Josh Green (Yamaha)), 13:05:52.26
3. Finland (Matti Seistola (KTM), Antti Hellsten (Husqvarna), Eero Remes (TM), Henric Stigell (Husqvarna)), 13:08:50.34

Junior World Trophy
1. France (Jeremy Miroir (Husqvarna), Hugo Blanjoue (Yamaha), Anthony Geslin (Beta)), 9:55:04.10
2. Italy (Davide Soreca (Honda), Andrea Verona (TM), Matteo Cavallo (Beta)), 9:55:19.63

3. USA (Michael Layne (Husqvarna), Grant Baylor (Husqvarna), Josh Toth (Yamaha)), 9:57:07.00

Women’s World Trophy
1. Australia (Tayla Jones (Husqvarna), Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha), Jemma Wilson (Yamaha)), 7:08:04.01
2. USA (Kacy Martinez (KTM), Rebecca Sheets (KTM), Brandy Richards (KTM)), 7:14:50.63
3. France (Audrey Rossat (Husqvarna), Juliette Berrez (Yamaha), Samantha Tichet (Yamaha)), 7:34:40.74

Enduro 1
1. Josep Garcia (KTM), 3:12:23.99
2. Ryan Sipes (Husqvarna), 3:13:27.64
3. Davide Guarneri (Honda), 3:13:35.82
4. Jeremy Tarroux (Sherco), 3:14:11.28
5. Eero Remes (TM), 3:14:11.49
Other KTM
11. Enric Francisco (KTM), 3:19:26.14
13. Dan Mundell (KTM), 3:19:27.52
16. Joakim Grelsson (KTM), 3:21:12.28
18. Joao Vivas (KTM), 3:22:38.72
20. Pontus Skog (KTM), 3:24:40.84
22. Bruno Crivilin (KTM), 3:25:19.36
24. Didier Goirand (KTM), 3:27:15.56
26. Yanik Spachmuller (KTM), 3:27:32.06
29. Robert Friedrich (KTM), 3:30:53.83
32. Hakon Nohr (KTM), 3:32:35.52
33. Nayib Chavolla (KTM), 3:35:00.31
35. Tomas Clemente (KTM), 3:37:36.27
37. Manuel Teixeira (KTM), 3:40:00.49
38. Daniel Brunner (KTM), 3:43:29.50
39. Takahiro Maehashi (KTM), 3:51:40.72
40. Antonio Sahagun (KTM), 3:53:19.33
41. Jan Allers (KTM), 4:10:59.07

Enduro 2

1. Loïc Larrieu (Yamaha), 3:11:45.68
2. Daniel Milner (KTM), 3:13:17.54
3. Alex Salvini (Beta), 3:14:40.39
4. Albin Elowson (Husqvarna), 3:14:51.84
5. Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna), 3:15:11.64
Other KTM
6. Nathan Watson (KTM), 3:15:15.76
7. Kailub Russell (KTM), 3:16:57.23
16. Eric Yorba (KTM), 3:19:28.14
18. Oliver Nelson (KTM), 3:22:37.00
20. Frazer Flockhart (KTM), 3:23:17.83
23. Jakub Sefr (KTM), 3:25:39.31
24. Robin Nijkamp (KTM), 3:26:35.23
25. Milan Engel (KTM), 3:26:43.09
26. Adolf Zivny (KTM), 3:27:59.37
27. Robert Riedel (KTM), 3:28:30.32
28. Andrew Leloup (KTM), 3:29:42.84
30. Sandro Allemann (KTM), 3:35:25.00
32. Diego Colett (KTM), 3:39:46.73
35. Jarne De Schaepmeester (KTM), 3:49:34.06
37. Kevin Burud (KTM), 3:52:07.13

Enduro 3
1. Taylor Robert (KTM), 3:13:05.64
2. Jaume Betriu (KTM), 3:14:52.78
3. Daniel Sanders (KTM), 3:17:15.55
4. Matti Seistola (KTM), 3:17:27.80
5. Matthew Phillips (Sherco), 3:17:41.94
Other KTM
7. Christophe Nambotin (KTM), 3:18:29.63
10. Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM), 3:19:29.29
13. Jiri Haked (KTM), 3:24:35.89
15. Reis Goncalo (KTM), 3:24:59.16
16. Romulo Bottrel (KTM), 3:26:42.48
17. Patric Liska (KTM), 3:26:51.90
20. Gustavo Pellin (KTM), 3:30:49.07
21. Kellen Michaud (KTM), 3:33:16.02
22. Pals Anders Ullevalseter (KTM), 3:37:08.88
23. Gabriel Guardado (KTM), 3:42:22.11
24. Peter Katai (KTM), 3:44:23.94
27. Vincent Steinmann (KTM), 4:01:58.59

Enduro Women
1. Laia Sanz (KTM), 3:28:52.18
2. Tayla Jones (Husqvarna), 3:30:26.50
3. Brandy Richards (KTM), 3:35:21.68
4. Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha), 3:37:37.51
5. Kacy Martinez (KTM), 3:41:49.13
Other KTM

6. Shelby Turner (KTM), 3:44:48.40
11. Martina Reimander (KTM), 3:55:06.01
12. Cristina Marrocco (KTM), 3:55:16.06
18. Bruna Antunes (KTM), 4:28:20.70
20. Flavia Rolo (KTM), 5:00:00.35
22. Rebecca Sheets (KTM), 5:55:01.33
23. Gabriela Cipkova (KTM), 6:49:24.54