The Aussies staked their claim as the nation to beat in this year’s ISDE to end day two holding the overall lead in the FIM World Trophy, FIM Junior World Trophy and also the FIM Women’s World Trophy team categories.
Australia's FIM World Trophy team, led by a number of stunning individual riding performances, quickly eradicated the 74-second advantage held by day one leaders USA to end the day with an eight-second lead.
Defending champions France remaining stationed in third, while Spain and Italy round out the top five in the FIM World Trophy class.
In the Enduro 2 category, Daniel Milner (Yamaha) claimed his first day win in this year’s ISDE. Sitting second in class, he has now closed the gap to leader USA’s Ryan Sipes (Husqvarna) while fellow Aussie Matt Phillips (KTM) is third overall at the end of day two.
Josh Green (Yamaha) stayed in touch with the lead riders in the Enduro 1 class to remain in third in the category, while Daniel Sanders (KTM) is the new leader of the Enduro 3 class with victory on day two after overtaking fellow Aussie and opening day class leader Lachlan Stanford (Husqvarna).
Sanders' magnificent performance in the E3 class had the added effect of boosting our FIM Junior World Trophy team to their second consecutive day win.
Entering the second day with a three minute lead, the young Aussies consolidated their advantage and now lead by over six minutes to nearest rival Sweden.
In the FIM Women’s World Trophy team competition, there was no change at the head of the field. Tayla Jones (Yamaha) once again dominated the classification, and together with her teammates Jessica Gardiner (Sherco) and Jemma Wilson (Yamaha) have given Australia a fifteen-minute lead over France and Sweden.
Day three of the Slovakian ISDE will see competitors tackle the rough and bumpy tracks of days one and two in the opposite direction to ensure another physical and demanding day of racing in the hills around Kosice.
To stay up to date with all of the results or to track Australia’s complete 2015 ISDE campaign, head to http://www.fim-isde-live.info and stay tuned to the Motorcycling Australia website for in depth results as they become available.