2012 International Six Days Enduro Day 2 Results
As the 2012 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) completed its second day of competition, France remain at the top of both the FIM World Trophy team category and the FIM Women’s World Trophy team competition. In the FIM Junior World Trophy team classification Great Britain established themselves as the new class leaders.
France continue to lead the FIM World Trophy Team competition with four of the team’s riders – Pela Renet – Husaberg, Antoine Meo – KTM, Christophe Nambotin – KTM and Johnny Aubert – KTM holding the top four positions in the individual overall classification. This seaw them extend their lead to twelve minutes.
Delivering another solid performance Australia remain in second overall stretching their advantage to almost seven minutes over Italy. After a difficult start to day one, Italy moved up two positions from fifth place to third overall in the FIM World Trophy category, pushing Finland back to fourth. For Spain day two proved to be a difficult one as team leader Cristobal Guerrero – KTM was forced to retire on lap one after dislocating his shoulder. As the first country to lose a member of their FIM World Trophy team, Spain dropped back to fifth.
In the FIM Junior World Trophy team competition day two saw a new race order emerge. As a result of Italy dropping out of the running as far as podium positions are concerned due to non-finishes from Thomas Oldrati – Husaberg and Gianluca Martini – Beta, Great Britain became the new race leaders. With Danny McCanney – Gas Gas delivering a strong result, they hold a slender thirty-eight second advantage over second placed France.
Putting their disastrous start to the event behind them the French notably improved on their fourth placed result from day one and are now within striking distance of the class leaders. Also improving on their day one result of fifth, the USA moved into third overall in the FIM Junior World Trophy classification. Hampered by a disappointing non-finish from Ben Burrell – KTM, Australia dropped one position to fourth, while Portugal complete the top five.
In the FIM Women’s World Trophy competition France continued to extend their race lead. Untroubled at the front of their class, they now hold a fourteen-minute advantage over their nearest rivals Australia. Although unable to challenge the leading French riders, Australia now head third placed Germany by eight minutes.
In the individual overall classification, Antoine Meo increased his advantage in the Enduro 1 class to one-minute and forty-two seconds over Finland’s Eero Remes – KTM, while Spain’s Lorenzo Santolino – Husqvarna sits in third, only twenty-three seconds behind Remes. After yet another solid result on day two, Pela Renet remains the race leader of the Enduro 2 category.
Topping the Enduro 2 standings for the second day in a row Renet is now thirty-seven seconds in front of countryman Johnny Aubert – KTM. Enjoying a strong result on day two, Italy’s Alex Salvini – Husqvarna moved up to third overall in Enduro 2. Putting numerous crashes from day one behind him, France’s Christophe Nambotin – KTM secured his second victory in the Enduro 3 class to place forty-seven seconds clear of Australia’s Toby Price in second position. Sweden’s Joakim Ljunggren completed the top three.