2012 ISDE World Trophy KTM riders especially the French team strong in points

2012 ISDE World Trophy KTM riders especially the French team strong in points

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2012 International Six Days Enduro ISDE, oldest offroad event in International Motorcycle racing got underway at Saxony, Germany at Sachsenring racing circuit. The events attracted 470 riders from professional level to club and hobby riders who competed against best in the world. National French team with KTM factory riders Antoine Meo and Christophe Nambotin seized an early lead on Day Two of Red Bull ISDE on Tuesday.

France now has a 12 minute advantage over Australia which is in second place with KTM Australian Offroad champion Toby Price putting up a spectacular performance despite a damaged wheel on opening day. ISDE rules permit repairs but no replacements of bikes and yet Price is well into the competition and is behind Nambotin by just 43 seconds. Besides France, Italy is also on a good position from fifth to third place thus displacing Finland.

Spain on the other hand is way down in the running order due to KTM factory rider Cristobal Guerrero who crashed in the tenth test and injured his shoulder in the bargain making him opt out of competition. Where individual rankings are concerned Meo and teammate Eero Remes are 1-2 in E1 class while Johnny Aubert is second in E2 just behind teammate Renet while in E3 Nambotin and Price are 1-2. Day 4 of the ISDE sees KTM riders, especially the French team surging forward strongly. Results after Test 7 are as follows: 1, Meo. 2, Nambotin. 3, Aubert. 5, Remes. 9, Price. Aubert has gained a place, and an injured Toby Price is at 9th place.

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France continued to consolidate its early lead in the coveted ISDE World Trophy on Day Two of the Red Bull International Six Days Enduro on Germany’s Saxony on Tuesday.
The French national team was well supported by KTM factory riders Antoine Meo and Christophe Nambotin, the 2012 World Champions and Johnny Aubert second in E2 behind current overall leader Pierre-Alexandre Renet.

France now has an impressive 12-minute advantage over Australia in second place with KTM’s Australian Offroad champion Toby Price continuing to make a strong charge despite having damaged a wheel on the opening day. The competition rules allow for repairs but no replacement of bikes but Price was still well in the competition and trails E3 leader Nambotin in the individual class rankings by just 43 seconds. Italy also had a good day moving up from overall fifth to third place to displace Finland. Spain however dropped down the order and has lost the services of KTM factory rider Cristobal Guerrero who crashed in the tenth test and dislocated his shoulder. He will not be able to continue in the competition. The team’s collective times count and they are able to drop their worst result of the day.

The USA team, also heavy on KTM factory riders hung on to sixth place with the strongest rider on Tuesday being Charlie Mullins who is currently fourth in the E2 class and eighth overall. Kurt Caselli appears to have no lingering problems from a first day crash.

There were also some changes in the order of the World Junior Trophy and Britain moves into the lead, displacing opening day leaders France. The British have a 39- seconds advantage on the French line-up while USA moved up two places into third.

In the individual rankings, Meo and KTM factory teammate Eero Remes are 1-2 in the E1 class. Johnny Aubert is second in E2 trailing overall leader ad French teammate Renet and in E3 it is Nambotin and Price who are currently 1-2 in E3.

The second day saw riders engage in the same loop as on the opening day but on Day Three the pace will step up with organizers saying that there will be more difficult riding on the agenda. KTM is not only present to support its world class factory riders; it also offers a full customer package service that embraces everything from rental bikes to spares and expert advice and tips to the extent that is allowed by the rules of the competition.

The ISDE is not only a highlight of the Enduro calendar for the world’s best; it is also an opportunity for riders and enthusiasts at all levels to compete together in the same conditions and track in what is a multi layered competition right down to club level. It is the oldest offroad competition on the FIM calendar. It was first held in the UK in 1913 and apart from disruptions for WWI and WW2 has been held every year.

World Trophy
1. France: Antoine Meo (KTM), Rodrig Thain, Johnny Aubert (KTM), Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Sebastien Guillaume and Christophe Nambotin (KTM), 11:10:46 hours
2. Australia: Glenn Kearney, Daniel Milner, Christopher Hollis (KTM), Matthew Philipps, Josh Strang (KTM) and Toby Price (KTM), +12:00.08 min
3. Italy: Maurizio Micheluz, Deny Philippaerts, Alex Salvini, Oscar Baletti, Manuel Monni (KTM), Mirko Gritti (KTM), +16:58.73
4. Finland: Eero Remes (KTM), Antii Hellsten, Roni Nikander (KTM), Juha Salminen, Jari Mattila (KTM), Marko Tarkkala, +18:31.00
5. Spain: Victor Guerrero (KTM), Lorenzo Santolino, Ivan Cervantes, Cristobal Guerrero (KTM), Armand Monleon (KTM), Aaron Bernardez, +18:51.17
6. USA: Mike Brown (KTM), Destry Abbott, Kurt Caselli (KTM), Taylor Robert, Charlie Mullins (KTM), Russell Bobbitt (KTM), +19:25.59
7. Sweden: +21:33.86
8. Britain: +37:47.21
9. Netherlands: +42:26.52
10. Czech Republic: +55:06.67
11. Germany: +58:31.12
12. Belgium: +58:5106
13. Austria: +1:09:25.16

?Junior World Trophy
1. Britain: Jack Rowland, Steve Holcombe (KTM), Alex Rockwell, Danny McCanny 6:59:44 hours
2. France: Jeremy Joly, Matthias Bellino, Alexandre Queyreyre, Kevin Rohmer +38.95 sec
3. USA: Travis Coy (KTM), Andrew Delong, Thaddeus Duvall, Jesse Groemm (KTM) +6:39.96 min
4. Australia: Benjamin Burrell (KTM), Luka Bussa, Mitcham Harper, Lachlan Stanford +7:51.60
5. Portugal: Bernardo Megre (KTM), Henrique Nogueira, Luis Oliveira and Diogo Ventura +6:09.61
6. Finland: +14:04.41
7. Spain: +18:13.98
8. Czech Republic: +20:39.79
9. Germany: +20:49.73
10. Sweden: +27:41.43

?Women’s World Trophy
1. France: Blandine Dufrene, Ludivine Puy, Audrey Rossat (KTM), 5:29:22 hours
2. Australia: Jessica Gardiner, Tanya Hearn (KTM), Tayla Jones (KTM), 5:43:17
3. Germany: Heike Petrick, Nina Oppenländer, Sabrina Lauke (KTM), 5:51:35

?E1 Individual Progressive
1. Antoine Meo (F), KTM 2:13.00 hours
2. Eero Remes (FIN), KTM, 2:14.43
3. Lorenzo Santolino (E), Husqvarna 2:16:49
4. Rodrig Thain (F), Honda, 2:17:38
5. Daniel Milner, 2:17.54
6. Antti Hellsten (FIN), TM, 2:17:55
7. Maurizio Micheluz (I), Honda, 2:18:20
8. Lauri Pohjonen (FIN), KTM, 2:19:05
9. Michael Brown (USA), KTM, 2:19:14
10. Victor Guerrero (E), KTM, 2:19:15

E2 Individual Progressive
1. Pierre-Alexandre Renet (F), Husaberg, 2:12:58 hours
2. Johnny Aubert (F), KTM, 2:13:36
3. Alex Salvini (I), Husqvarna, 2:15:24
4. Charlie Mullins (USA), KTM, 2:15.38
5. Matthew Philipps (AUS), Yamaha, 2:15:40
6. Ivan Cervantes (E), Gas-Gas, 2:15:47
7. Josh Strang (AUS), KTM, 2:16:02
8. Taylor Robert (USA), Kawasaki, 2:16:23
9. Robert Kvarnstrom (S), Beta, 2:17:15
10. Hans Vogels (NL), Husaberg, 2:17:36

E3 Individual Progressive
1. Christophe Nambotin (F), KTM, 2:13:32 hours
2. Toby Price (AUS), KTM, 2:14:19
3. Joakim Ljunggren (S), 2:16:18
4. Manuel Monni (I), 2:17:21
5. Algar Leok (EST), TM, 2:17:32
6. Danny McCanney (GBR), Gas-Gas, 2:18:18
7. Marcus, Kehr (D) KTM, 2:18:19
8. Sebastien Guillaume (F), Gas-Gas, 2:18:26
9. Mirko Gritti (I), KTM, 2:18:31
10. Pontius Hogberg (S), Gas-Gas, 2:18:54

FRANCE ON TRACK FOR WORLD TROPHY AT ISDE

France, powered by three of KTM’s top factory riders, Antoine Meo, Christophe Nambotin and Johnny Aubert forged a commanding lead in the World Trophy for the third day in succession at the Red Bull ISDE, the International Six Days Enduro, the mini Olympics for Enduro sport.
At the half way mark of the competition, France has a 19-minute lead over second placed Australia. Italy is third, Spain fourth, the USA fifth and Finland is currently in sixth place.

The third day also saw Antoine Meo move into first place overall after French teammate and Husaberg rider Pierre-Alexandre Renet had trouble in the final test and slipped to second overall. Meo, who told reporters recently he feels most ‘at home’ in the paddocks of the Enduro World Championship has had a great competitive season and is already confirmed as the E1 2012 World Champion.

Renet, riding a Husaberg had topped the overall standings on the opening two days. Christophe Nambotin and Johnny Aubert are currently third and fourth overall while Australia’s Toby Price (KTM), who has been riding since the opening day with a damaged wheel, put in yet another strong performance and is fifth overall in front of Finland’s Eero Remes (KTM), the overall winner in 2012.

KTM factory riders were right up with the best throughout the day. Nambotin, the 2012 E3 World Champion was the fastest E3 rider in six of the day’s eight tests. Meo, was fastest E1 rider in five tests and their factory teammate and countryman Johnny Aubert was fastest E2 rider in two tests. Meo now has a 2:45 minute on Remes in the progressive E1 rankings. Aubert is also closing in on Renet in the E2 class and the two are separated by just one minute. Nambotin, like Meo now in familiar territory at the front of the field, has a two-minute advantage over Toby Price. Price, after a mixed day remarked on his Facebook page: “Nothing good to report for today, messed up in trail and hit the deck on my ribs and I’m killing… Today was rough, bring on tomorrow.”

World Trophy
1. France: Antoine Meo (KTM), Rodrig Thain, Johnny Aubert (KTM), Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Sebastien Guillaume and Christophe Nambotin (KTM), 16:40:42 hours

2. Australia: Glenn Kearney, Daniel Milner, Christopher Hollis (KTM), Matthew Philipps, Josh Strang (KTM) and Toby Price (KTM), +18:59.92 min

3. Italy: Maurizio Micheluz, Deny Philippaerts, Alex Salvini, Oscar Baletti, Manuel Monni (KTM), Mirko Gritti (KTM), +26:57.09

4. Spain: Victor Guerrero (KTM), Lorenzo Santolino, Ivan Cervantes, Cristobal Guerrero (KTM), Armand Monleon (KTM), Aaron Bernardez, +30:21.17

5. USA: Mike Brown (KTM), Destry Abbott, Kurt Caselli (KTM), Taylor Robert, Charlie Mullins (KTM), Russell Bobbitt (KTM), +31:16.57

6. Finland: Eero Remes (KTM), Antii Hellsten, Roni Nikander (KTM), Juha Salminen, Jari Mattila (KTM), Marko Tarkkala, +33:32.41

7. Sweden: +36:21.71
8. Great Britain: +57:11.02
9. Netherlands: +1:06:30 hours
10. Germany: +1:12:34
11. Czech Republic: +1:22:15
12. Austria: +1:43:35

Junior World Trophy
1. France: Jeremy Joly, Matthias Bellino, Alexandre Queyreyre, Kevin Rohmer, 10:24:32 hours

2. Great Britain: Jack Rowland, Steve Holcombe (KTM), Alex Rockwell, Danny McCanny, +1:28.84 min

3. USA: Travis Coy (KTM), Andrew Delong, Thaddeus Duvall, Jesse Groemm (KTM) +10:22.32

4. Australia: Benjamin Burrell (KTM), Luka Bussa, Mitcham Harper, Lachlan Stanford +14:58.48

5. Portugal: Bernardo Megre (KTM), Henrique Nogueira, Luis Oliveira and Diogo Ventura +17:10.97

6. Finland: + 20:43.21
7. Spain: +27:43.32
8. Germany: +30:20.24
9. Czech Republic: +32:01.88
10. Sweden: +37:40.54

Women’s World Trophy
1. France: Blandine Dufrene, Ludivine Puy, Audrey Rossat (KTM), 8:18:29 hours

2. Australia: Jessica Gardiner, Tanya Hearn (KTM), Tayla Jones (KTM), +39.11.44 min

3. Germany: Heike Petrick, Nina Oppenländer, Sabrina Lauke (KTM), +45:43.25

Manufacturers Trophy
1. KTM 2: Eero Remes, Kurt Caselli, Johnny Aubert, 10:07:46 hours
2. Husaberg 1: Joakim Ljunggren, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Mathias Bellino, +3:32.11 min
3. Yamaha: Daniel Milner, Matthew Phillips, Mitcham Harper, +9:50.01
4. KTM 3: Mike Brown, Charlie Mullins, Russell Bobbitt, +15:18.61
5. TM Factory A: Antti Hellsten, Nicolo Mori, Aigar Leok, +16:12.56

E1 Individual Day 3
1. Antoine Meo (F), KTM 1:05:22 hours
2. Eero Remes (FIN), KTM, +1:03.05 min
3. Rodrig Thain (F), Honda, +1:49.41
4. Daniel Milner, +2:16.78
5. Antti Hellsten (FIN), TM, +2:29.74
6. Jeremy Joly (F), Yamaha, +2:49.59
7. Maurizio Micheluz (I), HM-Honda, +2:52.86
8. Luis Oliveira (P), Yamaha, +2:55.69
9. Lorenzo Santolino (E), Husqvarna +2:56.98
10. Victor Guerrero (E), KTM, +3:06.26

E1 Individual Progressive
1. Antoine Meo (F), KTM, 3:18:22 hours
2. Eero Remes (FIN), KTM, +2:45.53 min
3. Rodrig Thain (F), Honda, +6:27.06
4. Lorenzo Santolino (E), Husqvarna, +6:45.34
5. Daniel Milner, +7:10.73
6. Antti Hellsten (FIN), TM, +7:24.31
7. Maurizio Micheluz (I), HM-Honda, +8:12.17
8. Jeremy Joly (F), Yamaha, +9:04.14
9. Victor Guerrero (E), KTM, +9:19.52
10. Michael Brown (USA), KTM, +9:33.63

E2 Individual Day 3
1. Pierre-Alexandre Renet (F), Husaberg 1:05:43 hours
2. Johnny Aubert (F), KTM, +23.88 sec
3. Alex Salvini (I), Husqvarna, +57.43
4. Matthew Philipps (AUS), Yamaha, +1:07.03 min
5. Joshua Strang (AUS), KTM, +1:09.04
6. Mathias Bellino (F), Husaberg, +1:18.67
7. Ivan Cervantes (E), Gas-Gas, +1:35.55
8. Charlie Mullins (USA), KTM, +1:36.89
9. Robert Kvarnstrom (S), Beta, +1:54.78
10. Thaddeus Duvall (USA), Honda, +2:02.55

E2 Individual Progressive
1. Pierre-Alexandre Renet (F), Husaberg, 3:18:42 hours
2. Johnny Aubert (F), KTM, +1:01.20 min
3. Alex Salvini (I), Husqvarna, +3:23.39
4. Matthew Philipps (AUS), Yamaha, +3:49.02
5. Joshua Strang (AUS), KTM, +4:12.27
6. Charlie Mullins (USA), KTM, +4:16.48
7. Ivan Cervantes (E), Gas-Gas, +4:24.26
8. Taylor Robert (USA), Kawasaki, +5:47.70
9. Robert Kvarnstrom (S), Beta, +6:11.95
10. Hans Vogels (NL), Husaberg, +7:34.24

E3 Individual Day 3
1. Christophe Nambotin (F), KTM, 1:05:30 hours
2. Toby Price (AUS), KTM, +1:13.90 min
3. Manuel Monni (I), +1:33.58
4. Marcus Kehr (D), KTM, +1:35.06
5. Danny McCanney (GB), Gas-Gas, +1:48.72
6. Aigar Leok (EST), TM, +2:01.05
7. Mirko Gritti (I), KTM, +2:25.09
8. Sebastien Guillaume (F), Gas-Gas +2:31.61
9. Joakim Ljunggren (S), +2:59.63
10. Aaron Bernardez (E), TM, +3:13.29

E3 Individual Progressive
1. Christophe Nambotin (F), KTM, 3:19:03 hours
2. Toby Price (AUS), KTM, +2:01.21 min
3. Manuel Monni (I), +5:22.50
4. Joakim Ljunggren (S), +5:45.64
5. Aigar Leok (EST), TM, +6:01.63
6. Marcus, Kehr (D), KTM, +6:21.85
7. Danny McCanney (GB), Gas-Gas, +6:35.02
8. Mirko Gritti (I), KTM, +7:24.67
9. Sebastien Guillaume (F), Gas-Gas, +7:27.60
10. Pontius Hogberg (S), Gas-Gas, +8:52.62