Countdown for the 2018 ISDE
The countdown is on for the 93rd FIM International Six Day Enduro (ISDE), as Australia’s World Trophy, Junior Trophy and Women’s Trophy Teams head off to Vina del Mar, Chile this weekend. After months of training, preparation and fundraising, our teams are focused and ready to bring the heat to our international rivals.
Team Australia is one of 30 countries and 600 riders participating in the ISDE, which runs from November 12-17. Located 120 kilometres away from Santiago, on the Pacific Ocean coast, setting a picturesque scene as our teams battle it out to dominate on the leader board.
Jetting off to Chile this weekend, our riders will no doubt that the opportunity to walk the tracks and familiarise themselves with what is in store over the six days of racing– a gruelling challenge of speed, agility and determination. The international event will commence first with five days dedicated to Enduro, on circuits in the Valparaíso Region. The last day will be a Motocross competition near Viña del Mar.
Making up the Australian World Trophy Team is Daniel Milner, Daniel Sanders, Joshua Strang and Lyndon Snodgrass. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Factory rider, Strang, has been completing in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) and has also taken out the 2018 Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series Championship title. 2017 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) E2 Champion and official 2018 E3 Champion, Milner will be back again on his KTM Enduro Racing bike. Sanders has had an excellent 2018 dominating the AORC E2 class to be crowned a Champion and will be looking to leave his mark at ISDE. After competing at the world stage in the junior team in 2017, KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Snodgrass has made the jump to the senior team for 2018 and will don the green and gold as he heads off to Chile.
The Australian Women’s Trophy Team will be gunning for a stunning sixth consecutive victory at ISDE, but the team will have different flavour with Mackenzie Tricker aboard her KTM, who has enjoyed a successful 2018 season in GNCC with a third-place overall finish in the Women’s category. 2017 and 2018 GNCC’s Women’s Champion Tayla Jones on her Husqvarna will once again be joined by MX Store Ballard’s Off-Road Store Yamaha’s Jessica Gardiner in the green and gold.
Our Australian Junior Trophy Team consists of Tom Mason, Fraser Higlett and Andrew Wilksch. Mason brings with him prior experience after winning the Junior Trophy back in 2015 plus a fantastic season at AORC this year, landing in the top five of the E3 class, alongside Wilksch. Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Higlett and Motul Pirelli Sherco’s Wilksch may be newcomers, but they have both shown excellent skill at an elite level during this year’s AORC season, with Higlett nabbing second place in the E1 class and Wilksch in the E3 class.
World Trophy Team:
- Daniel Milner
- Daniel Sanders
- Joshua Strang
- Lyndon Snodgrass
Women’s Trophy Team:
- Mackenzie Tricker
- Tayla Jones
- Jessica Gardiner
Junior Trophy Team:
- Tom Mason
- Fraser Higlett
- Andrew Wilksch
Stay tuned over the next two weeks to watch our Women’s Trophy Team fight for a sixth straight title. For more information and to keep updated on all things ISDE, head to AORC.org.au and follow AORC and Motorcycling Australia (MA) on Facebook and Instagram.