2014 ISDE Day 1 ResultsWith the first full day of competition complete in this year’s FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), the French team has taken the lead in a field consisting of 400 riders in San Juan, Argentina.
France is gunning for the three-peat having taken home the World Trophy each of the last two events.Led by FIM Enduro 2 World Champion Pierre-Alexandre Renet (Husqvarna) and FIM Enduro 1 World Champion Christophe Nambotin ( KTM) placing first and second in the individual overall standings, France holds a 1:19 minute lead over the United States team in second place.Team USA had five of their six member finish day one in the top thirteen riders, but also had the retirement of team member Zachary Osborne (Husqvarna).Australia’s team is in third place despite the early retirement of Yamaha mounted Daniel Milner. The Spanish team still has all six riders in the hunt and is in fourth place, followed by the German team in fifth.In the FIM Junior World Trophy category, Australia finished the first day with a 30 second lead over the defending champion French team. Pursuing them both is the team from Sweden in third place, followed by the U.S. team only two seconds back in fourth, followed by the team from Chile.In the FIM Women’s World Trophy competition, defending champion Australia has a hold on the top three places with a lead of more than five minutes over second place Team USA. Seven minutes behind the U.S., Canada lies in third place.Christophe Nambotin holds a one-minute lead over Yamaha rider Marc Bourgeois in second in Enduro 1. Sherco’s Jeremy Tarroux also of France is in third place in the classification. Renet topped the Enduro 2 category where Matt Phillips – KTM is second while Kailub Russell – KTM is close behind in third. KTM’s Toby Price of Australia ended day one with a twelve second lead in the Enduro 3 class over Taylor Robert – KTM. Ivan Cervantes – KTM completes the top three in E3.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.