2017 France ISDE Day 1 Results: USA Trouble as French Take Lead

Taking the top time was the home favorite Team France (Jeremy Tarroux, Sherco; Loic Larrieu, Yamaha; Christophe Charlier, Husqvarna; Christophe Nambotin, KTM). Team France finished 2017 ISDE Day 1 in first with a total time of 2:34:42.00.

Finishing 1:05.05 minutes behind was Team Finland. A further 2:16.65 back was Team Australia.

Yamaha's Loic Larrieu at 2017 ISDE Day 1 France
Yamaha’s Loic Larrieu

Yamaha’s Larrieu posted the fastest times in the five special tests, but was handed a 60-second penalty for arriving late at the day’s final time control following troubles re-fittings his front wheel.

Sherco’s Tarroux topped the Enduro 1 class, and KTM’s Nambotin was fastest in the Enduro 3 category. ISDE newcomer Charlier on the Husqvarna was fastest in Enduro 2.

“Today was a good day for me and team France,” said Nambotin, France World Trophy team rider. “It was a long, dusty day. The first day of the ISDE is always strange, with riders from all countries mixed together.

“Like all competitors, I caught some slower riders on some tests, but generally all was ok for me. It’s disappointing that the USA lost one of their riders, but it can happen to any team. We have to keep pushing, but make sure we don’t make any mistakes in the days to come. It’s going to be a tough event, that’s for certain.”