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2012 Germany ISDE, Day 4: KTM Report

2012 International Six Days Enduro

France continued its charge towards total domination of the Red Bull ISDE in Saxony Germany on the fourth day on Thursday and is now leading the World Trophy, the World Junior Trophy and the women’s World Trophy going into the penultimate day in Saxony, Germany.

Three top KTM factory riders and Christophe Nambotin, the E3 World Champion, Antoine Meo, the E2 World Champion and leading E2 rider Johnny Aubert are anchoring the French World Trophy Team and they are currently the fastest three individual riders. Meo has been the leader in past days but he relinquished the advantage to Nambotin today and now trails him by just 7 seconds.

Australia is second in the World Trophy but now have a deficit of 32 minutes on the leader. Lead rider Toby Price, KTM’s Australian Offroad Champion slipped to ninth overall but is riding with a bent wheel and cracked ribs. Another one of their riders, Glenn Kearney was riding with a badly gashed leg, an injury he suffered on Day Three. Italy, Finland – with KTM factory rider Eero Remes (E1), currently fifth fastest overall and Spain are in places 3-5. The USA World Trophy Team, also heavy with KTM USA factory riders slipped to seventh place and KTM USA reported that KTM rider Charlie Mullins was riding with an injured shoulder. Mullins obviously put in a massive effort throughout the day and finished fastest in the final test.

France leads the Junior Trophy with Britain, USA, Australia and Portugal assuming places one to five. The British are going well and trail the leaders by just under two minutes. Meanwhile the French women have a stranglehold on their trophy and are 1.5 hours ahead of Germany with Australia in third place.

Heavy overnight rain created very difficult conditions for the riders on Day Four but they were well supported by big crowds of spectators, underlining that this region of Germany has a strong tradition of Enduro sport. Tomorrow for the penultimate day riders will be on their bikes for a longer time but organizers say the conditions will not be as tough as today.

The final day on Saturday will have a Supermoto character with 40 percent of the race being on the world famous Sachsenring racing circuit and 60 percent offroad in the terrain around the circuit.

ISDE International Six Days Enduro, Saxony, Germany, Day 4 Results:

World Trophy

1. France: Antoine Meo (KTM), Rodrig Thain, Johnny Aubert (KTM), Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Sebastien Guillaume and Christophe Nambotin (KTM), 22:04.08.90

2. Australia: Glenn Kearney, Daniel Milner, Christopher Hollis (KTM), Matthew Philipps, Josh Strang (KTM) and Toby Price (KTM), +32:12.60

3. Italy: Maurizio Micheluz, Deny Philippaerts, Alex Salvini, Oscar Baletti, Manuel Monni (KTM), Mirko Gritti (KTM), +38:52.33

4. Finland: Eero Remes (KTM), Antii Hellsten, Roni Nikander (KTM), Juha Salminen, Jari Mattila (KTM), Marko Tarkkala, +45:24.69

5. Spain: Victor Guerrero (KTM), Lorenzo Santolino, Ivan Cervantes, Cristobal Guerrero (KTM), Armand Monleon (KTM), Aaron Bernardez, +46:43. 06

6. Sweden: 48:38.00

7. USA: +52.22.01

8. Great Britain: +1:16:38.76

9. Germany: 1:30:38.42

10. Netherlands: 1:36:51.94

11. Czech Republic: +1:46:15.15

12. Austria: +2:19:38.85

Junior World Trophy

1. France: Jeremy Joly, Matthias Bellino, Alexandre Queyreyre, Kevin Rohmer, 13:46:30.32

2. Great Britain: Jack Rowland, Steve Holcombe (KTM), Alex Rockwell, Danny McCanny, +1:52.03

3. USA: Travis Coy (KTM), Andrew Delong, Thaddeus Duvall, Jesse Groemm (KTM) +12:32.79

4. Australia: Benjamin Burrell (KTM), Luka Bussa, Mitcham Harper, Lachlan Stanford +26:22.25

5. Portugal: Bernardo Megre (KTM), Henrique Nogueira, Luis Oliveira and Diogo Ventura +32:19.93

6. Finland: + 34:30.99

7. Spain: +40:51.01

8. Czech Republic: +45:31.04

9. Germany: +32:01.88

10. Sweden: +46:00.68

Women’s World Trophy

1. France: Blandine Dufrene, Ludivine Puy, Audrey Rossat (KTM), 11:08:19.02

2. Germany: Heike Petrick, Nina Oppenländer, Sabrina Lauke (KTM), +1:38:28.06

3. Australia: Jessica Gardiner, Tanya Hearn (KTM), Tayla Jones (KTM), +1:54:59.50

Manufacturers Trophy

1. KTM 2: Eero Remes, Kurt Caselli, Johnny Aubert, 13:27.11.62

2. Husaberg 1: Joakim Ljunggren, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Mathias Bellino, +1:16.32

3. Yamaha: Daniel Milner, Matthew Phillips, Mitcham Harper, +11:24.17

E1 individual Day 4

1. Antoine Meo, France, KTM 1:03:34.29

2. Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, +2:14.73

3. Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, +2:47.57

4. Antti Hellsten, Finland, TM, +2:47.57

5. Daniel Milner, +3:02.22

6. Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna +3:06.38

7. Edward Hubner, Germany, Yamaha, 3:02.226,

8. Victor Guerrero, Spain, KTM, +3:56.62

9. Jeremy Joly, France, Yamaha, +4:00.61

10. Michal Szuster, Poland, TM, 4:05.97

E1 individual Progressive

1. Antoine Meo, France, KTM 4:21:57.27

2. Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, +4:08.70

3. Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, +8:51.79

4. Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, +9:51.72

5. Antti Hellsten, Finland, TM, +7:24.31

6. Daniel Milner, +10:12.95

7. Maurizio Micheluz, Italy, HM-Honda, +12:43.63

8. Jeremy Joly, France, Yamaha, +13:04.75

9. Victor Guerrero, Spain, KTM, +13:16.14

10. Jamie McCanny, Britain, Husaberg, +15:50.67

E2 Individual Day 4

1. Johnny Aubert, France, KTM,  1:04:54.05

2. Alex Salvini, Italy, Husqvarna, +15.99

3. Thaddeus Duvall, USA, Honda, +32.82

4. Matthew Philipps, Australia, Yamaha, +34.20

5. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, +41.58

6. Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg 58.19

7. Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, +1:02.77

8. Joshua Strang, Australia, KTM, +1:34.16

9. Taylor Robert, UA, Kawasaki, +2:05.56

10. Armand Monleon, Spain, KTM, 2:27.28

E2 Individual Progressive

1. Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, 4:24:37.70

2. Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg, 16.79

3. Alex Salvini, Italy, Husqvarna, +2:38.18

4. Matthew Philipps, Australia, Yamaha, +3:22.02

5. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, +4:04.64

6. Joshua Strang, Australia, KTM, +4:45.25

7. Taylor Robert, USA, Kawasaki,  +6:52.06

8. Robert Kvarnstrom, Sweden, Beta, +7:45.60

9. Thaddeus Duvall, USA, Honda, +7:48.77

10. Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, +9:06.03

E3 Individual Day 4

1 Christophe Nambotin, France, KTM, 1:02:47.06

2. Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, +2:13.70

3. Marcus Kehr, Germany, KTM, +3:12.37

4. Danny McCanney, GBR, Gas-Gas, +3:25.03

5. Mirko Gritti, Italy, KTM, +3:34.83

6. Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, +3:39.33

7. Marko Tarkkala, Finland, 4:21.35

8. Sebastien Guillaume, France, Gas-Gas +4:22.03

9. Manuel Monni, Italy, +4:46.33

10. Pontius Hogberg, Sweden, Gas-Gas, +4:56.60

E3 Individual Progressive

1. Christophe Nambotin, France, KTM, 4:21:50.18

2. Toby Price, Australia, KTM, +7:19.59

3. Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, +7:59.34

4. Marcus, Kehr, Germany, KTM, +9:34.22

5. Danny McCanney, GBR, Gas-Gas, +10:00.05

6. Manuel Monni, Italy, +10:08.83

7. Mirko Gritti, Italy, KTM, +10:59.50

8. Sebastien Guillaume, France, Gas-Gas, +11:49.63

9. Marko Tarkkala, Finland, 13:20.64

10. Pontius Hogberg, Sweden, Gas-Gas, +13:49.22

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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